I have never had a sweet tooth. My mom use to encourage me to buy candy at the grocery store so she could eat some. Instead I have always loved savory food. I much prefer salt and vinegar chips to cake. I rarely eat wedding cake and and the only pie I like is pecan pie.
But this pregnancy has totally changed my taste buds. I crave sweet things all the time. Instead of wanting cookies or brownies or cake, I crave Skittles, Laffy Taffy and any type of ice cream.
I currently have a 48 ounce jar of Skittles in my kitchen just to meet my cravings!
While I am totally enjoying this new love of sweets, I am really trying to be careful about what I put in my body. My family has a history of diabetes, my mom had gestational diabetes with several of her pregnancies and to make things even stranger, my dad was diagnosed with Type 1 (juvenile) diabetes as an adult. I really want to make sure to treat my body right so I can nourish my baby. Not to mention that I hope it makes it easier to shake this baby weight!
Yesterday I had a bad craving for something sweet. The Skittles were looking at me and begging to be eaten. I had already eaten my handful for the day and knew that giving into more would mean eating the entire 48 ounces. So I had to come up with a back up plan. We always have apples in the house and being the southern woman that I am, we always have pie crust- so I decided to make myself a “healthy” version of apple pie bites.
Now, my mom will totally think these are healthy because they have no butter or white sugar. But those “healthy living” bloggers out there will know that this is really not healthy at all. The pie crust alone has 800 calories and is full of processed crap. But in comparison to my upbringing this is super healthy!
Apple Pie Bites
We all know that I don’t measure, so this is as close as I can get to a recipe.
- 8 apple slices
- refrigerated pie crust
- brown sugar
Roll out the pie crust and sprinkle cinnamon and brown sugar. Cut the crust into 8 pieces, top with an apple and roll up. Put on a baking tin and sprinkle a little more cinnamon on top. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until flaky.
Since a whole crust is 800 calories I figure each one of these shouldn’t be more than 120 calories when you include the apple, cinnamon and sugar. I did eat 3 in one sitting… probably should have only had one. But I am pregnant and I am still convinced this was better thank Skittles.
I had to eat an apple as I was writing this because it made me crave this all over again!
Plus this was cheap! The pie crust was on sale for $2.50, I had a fifty cents off coupon and there are two in the box. The apples were on sale too- I don’t remember how much, but total this didn’t cost more than $2!
Anyone else have any fun pregnancy cravings?