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Is dip ok during pregnancy???

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3/14/06 1:52 A

lol I thought you meant like chewing tobacco....I was like- Ew-eww

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3/14/06 1:00 A

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Here is a dip that we love and it is so so good. Very much like homus.



2 cans small white beans
3 cloves garlic, minced
zest of 1 lemon (yes, you actually have to scrape the skin of 1 lemon)
juice of 2 lemons
2 lg sprigs of fresh rosemary
good pinch of salt
good pinch of pepper
about 3 tablespoons of olive oil, just enough to loosen it like homus.

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3/9/06 9:29 P

Thanks guys I got a bit worried there! I have been craving Hommus and Sundried tomato dips, I know they are pretty unhealthy to eat in large amounts but I was slightly underweight to start with so have been filling up on some "treats" every now and then.

I like the idea of making my own dips, perhaps i should start doing that from now on!

Thanks for your suggestions!

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3/9/06 8:40 P

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First, what is in the dip...sour cream, cream cheese, etc. Yes these are safe during pregnancy, but NOT a good source of calcium, and very high in fat and calories.

Yogurt dips can be safe and nutritious.

If the dip contains some of the cheeses that contain listeria, I would avoid them. There is a listing of these cheeses in the nutrition resrouce center.


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3/9/06 4:45 A

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I'm not really sure about the prepared dips, but you can always make your own with items that are approved to eat. Knorr has great soup mixes that you can put into low-fat or fat-free sour cream (I love Breakstones FF, it tastes great). Mix the dip a day prior to when you want to eat it and leave it to settle in the fridge(you'll get a better taste). Enjoy the next day. This site also has some great recipies for other dips. Try one or three.

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3/9/06 12:45 A

I consider dips as part of the dairy group, and I'm worried now since the labels I have been using don't say that it's pasteurised. Do dips from the grocery store carry any risk of listeria if they are not pasteurised???

I've been eating whole containers of dip on a dail basis since before i even found out i was pregnant! I am now 13 weeks! Please put my mind at ease!

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