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Sure, Khloe Kardashian may have craved Popeyes during her pregnancy. But for the most part, the expectant Revenge Body star has stayed away from chicken and meat, favoring a diet that focuses on vegetarian fare. The reason? Insert green-face emoji.
In a post on her website, the pregnant reality star revealed: "Before pregnancy, I really only ate chicken or turkey — no pork, red meat, most fish, lamb, etc. But now, I find meat absolutely disgusting, LOL. Just the sight of it makes me nauseous.”
She added: "I’ve become somewhat of a vegetarian during pregnancy, but not by choice. Now that I’m nearing the end of my pregnancy, it doesn’t repulse me as much anymore. I wonder how I’ll feel about meat after I give birth!" (It's a good question: the Kardashian family loves a festive barbecue, so will they have to keep some veggie burgers on standby this summer?)
Khloe's no dolt when it comes to health, so it's not surprising that her pregnancy diet is thought to be totally safe. According to Fit Pregnancy, a pregnant woman who eschews meat will still get the vitamins, proteins, and minerals that she and her little one need — just so long as she doesn't deprive herself of too much.
The mag advises eating a diet that's rich in fruits, vegetables, nuts, and legumes. Adding dairy gives a welcome boost of protein, and Vitamin D. Plus, taking a daily prenatal vitamin will help provide vitamin B12, which typically comes from animal and fortified foods.
Kardashian's not the only one who's stuck to a mostly plant-based diet while cooking her bun. She's in good company with the celebs below.
The Black Swan star typically sticks to a vegan diet, but went vegetarian during her first pregnancy in 2011. The reason? Good old cravings. "I actually went back to being vegetarian when I became pregnant, just because I felt like I wanted that stuff," she told the Q100 Bert Show. "I was listening to my body to have eggs and dairy and that sort of stuff." She added: "I know there are people who do stay vegan. But I think you have to just be careful, watch your iron levels and your B12 levels and supplement those if there are things you might be low in in your diet."
The Kind Diet author did opt to remain vegan during her pregnancy. Have questions? Silverstone has answers. She posted a three-part Q&A about vegan pregnancies on her blog, The Kind Life.
The actress eats a vegetarian diet when she's not pregnant, and stuck to it when she had a bun in the oven. She told People that her cravings didn't veer far off the foods she normally has a hankering for, which include broccoli and pizza.
The country crooner typically sticks to a mostly vegan diet, but followed more of a vegetarian regime during her pregnancy. "I am definitely going more on the vegetarian side, but as soon as I am not pregnant anymore I will go back to being vegan," she told Yahoo Beauty in 2014.
Any health-related information is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider for any questions you may have regarding a medical condition, or before embarking on any diet, exercise, or wellness program.
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