Craving nuts?

Posted on: Tue, 01/10/2006 - 8:09am
barb1123's picture
Joined: 04/08/2000 - 09:00

I know this is probably a stupid question but does anyone else ever crave nuts?

My house is completely nut free (all kinds). Since my son was diagnosed I haven't eaten anything that even has a trace of nuts in it except once. When I was pregnant with my 3 year old I had been craving cashews for months (and you know how those pregnancy cravings are). I had to travel by bus to another city to get a scan and was going to be gone for the day. I stopped at a shop and there was this small bag of cashews and I bought them and ATE them (despite knowing I shouldn't because I was pregnant). I made sure there were no crumbs, etc. but I was so nervous about it.

And since then nothing. I used to love peanut butter. I would never dream of eating it or bringing it into the house but sometimes I just get a craving.

Does anyone else go through this or am I just mental?

Posted on: Tue, 01/10/2006 - 8:18am
seanmn's picture
Joined: 10/01/2003 - 09:00

ALL THE TIME!!! I go by the candy bars in
the grocery store with my tongue hanging out wishing I could have my favorite, Snickers.
I did have one a couple times when I was gone from DS overnight. Heaven, I tell you, heaven. They were the best I had ever eaten.

Posted on: Tue, 01/10/2006 - 8:51am
dgood's picture
Joined: 03/27/2004 - 09:00

My husband and I always make it a point to eat peanut butter at a restaurant whenever we have a date night (the kids stay over at their grandmother's house). And I will sometimes indulge on the days my mom has the kids for the whole day. I'll make sure there's at least 8 hours from the time I eat them until I see the kids. We don't keep any trace of peanuts or nuts in the house but I used to live on pb.
For the first year or so, I couldn't even go near it, but I've always loved it. My 5 year old son who is not allergic is asking for Reece's Pieces (he just saw E.T. today and is curious). I might take him out for them after my daughter goes to sleep one night. answer is a definite YES!

Posted on: Tue, 01/10/2006 - 9:56am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous (not verified)

This was discussed in the adult forum. Even those of us with the allergy occasionally crave it.
Have you tried any pb substitutes? That's what I do. I can't sneak the real thing past myself. lol

Posted on: Tue, 01/10/2006 - 10:47am
becca's picture
Joined: 05/22/2001 - 09:00

The lat time I had Reeses was Easter. I took them from my dd's eggs(of course), so she would not touch them. I was so disappointed. I think nuts are an acquired taste and after so long without, I find I do not really enjoy them, especially walnuts. Which *were* an acquired taste for me. My cheats have not lived up to the thought.
I miss pesto with nuts the most. Pine nuts. I love a good pesto. I make it and buy it wothout nuts, but not quite the same. I also miss Pad Thai, and Satay. Food with peanut, moreso than sweets.
Mostly I miss the food group as a heart healthy option for a carb addict like myself. It is a good indulgent snack in a healthy diet, if not allergic [img][/img]. becca

Posted on: Tue, 01/10/2006 - 11:15am
Carefulmom's picture
Joined: 01/03/2002 - 09:00

Well, I had a huge craving right after Halloween after not eating peanuts for 5 years. So I ate a ton of dd`s peanut candy when I was not going to be seeing her for awhile, and I think I may have had a reaction. Have not had time to see the allergist, so now I am really peanut free! I definitely will see him and get tested. It has been hard to find the time, plus I carry two epis on me all the time anyhow because of dd.

Posted on: Tue, 01/10/2006 - 11:17am
momma2boys's picture
Joined: 03/14/2003 - 09:00

What I wouldn't do for peanut butter toast! And p.b. cups!!

Posted on: Tue, 01/10/2006 - 12:08pm
lilpig99's picture
Joined: 12/22/2005 - 09:00

oooooohhhh, they are called 'cashew cows'. They are like turtles but with cashews. My god, cashews are my FAVORITE, and I miss them SO much..and guess who is a class IV to cashews specifically...DD!
DD, 5, TNA
DS, 18 mo. EA, MA

Posted on: Tue, 01/10/2006 - 12:36pm
lalow's picture
Joined: 03/24/2004 - 09:00

Yes, I do.
I actually do eat tree nuts. Not so much when son is around and not anything as much as I used to but occasionally will make a pecan pie (from pecans from a place that only processes pecans). We avoid tree nuts with son but he is not allergic to them. When I crave peanut butter I have started eating that no nut peabutter and it actually helps the craving even though it isnt exactly it. I also eat sunflower seeds sometimes and it helps. I havnt had a snickers or peanut butter cup in along time and do sometimes wish for one.
James 4 yrs, NKA
Ben 3 yrs, PA and MA and SA

Posted on: Tue, 01/10/2006 - 12:50pm
iansmom's picture
Joined: 07/26/2001 - 09:00

I was never a big peanut fan, but I did miss PB cups and PB toast. I went to Toronto about a year ago for a week, and ate a bunch of PB cups since I was away from DS long enough to be safe. They didn't taste as good as I'd remembered. I'm curious as to whether PB toast would still be tasty to me, but I don't tend to have the opportunity to be away from the kids long enough to try it.
I do eat tree nuts occasionally (I avoid peanuts entirely unless away from DS for at least 24 hours). I miss having walnuts in my fudge, since I don't cook or bake with tree nuts anymore.

Posted on: Tue, 01/10/2006 - 1:27pm
TJuliebeth's picture
Joined: 03/30/2005 - 09:00

for the most part, nuts turn my stomach now...(even though its dd that's allergic) ever so often, I will get a craving for a Snickers Bar though...I even dreamed or them once. Thing is when I do eat them, I don't enjoy them past the first bite...mental thing.


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