Chef chronicles her mouth-watering pregnancy cravings

Eden Grinshpan is documenting her mouth-watering pregnancy cravings on Instagram.
Eden Grinshpan is documenting her mouth-watering pregnancy cravings on Instagram. Photo: Instagram/edeneats

When I was pregnant with my son I craved apple juice and hot chips. Neither were staples in my pre-pregnancy diet but as soon as my son took up residence in my belly, everything changed. I. Could. Not. Get. Enough.

While my pregnancy cravings were quite specific, some expectant mamas simply crave ALL THE FOOD. 

Eden Grinshpan, a chef, is one such person. On her Instagram account, Ms Grinshpan, who is currently 36 weeks pregnant, has been documenting her pregnancy cravings - in all their mouth-watering glory - under the hashtag #edeneatsfor2.

And be warned: you're about to get serious food envy.

First on the menu at the halfway point: noodles. "Eating for two is getting real," Ms Grinshpan writes.

 

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What do you do when your doctor tells you to eat more meat? Find yourself some tacos, of course.

 

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Okay, this icey-treat is bigger than she is ... YUM.

 

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Pizza. ALL the pizza.

 

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"If you don't use your belly as a plate...you're doing it all wrong," Ms Grinshpan says of her breakfast in bed.

We concur ...

 

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"Working hard on that pregnancy bod," our hero says as she eats all the burgers and fries.

 

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Bacon breakfast buffet (with added fruit)

 

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Unsurprisingly, Ms Grinshpan's posts have amassed quite the following - with envious fans loving her delicious and very funny updates.

Speaking to The Huffington Post, the chef said she wanted to showcase her pregnancy "food journey", as she indulged her various cravings. Now in her third trimester, and expecting a little girl, Ms Grinshpan can't get enough carbs - and has doughnuts on her mind. Constantly.

 

📸 and belly art 🤰🏻💜by my love- @idonivron #edeneatsfor2

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While the response to her pictures has been overwhelming positive, some commenters, however, have been critical about the mother-to-be's food choices during her pregnancy.

"The people who reach out are concerned with the amount of bad food I am giving my baby," she said, "but honestly when I am not indulging and shooting these fun pics, I am very healthy."

For Ms Grinshpin, it's all about moderation - and balance. "Yes, I am indulging way more than I ever have during my pregnancy," she said, "but I am also balancing everything out with vegetables, fish, lean proteins and food that will help my baby be strong and healthy."

With only a month to go until her little one arrives, Ms Grinshpin, is already thinking about all the dishes she wants to cook with her daughter in the future. "I always have these visions of us flipping pancakes together or baking cookies, lots of chocolate chip cookies," she said. "It's going to be so sweet."

If you're not already cheering this mama on, you will be after watching this clip of her dancing away to Ed Sheeran's hit, Shape of You. Calling it her "pregnancy theme song", Ms Grinship mouths the lyrics, "I'm in love with the shape of you/I'm in love with your body" while chomping away on not one but two juicy burgers. 

We can only aspire to this level of greatness.

 

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