As you will no doubt recall from your studies of Greek mythology, the gods and goddesses on Mount Olympus drank nectar and ate ambrosia. My mom makes a fruit salad involving oranges, cherries, and coconut on Christmas Eve and we call that ambrosia, but who knows what the Greeks were thinking when they made the whole concept up in the first place.
Anyway, I have decided that for me, at this particular moment in time, nectar is Swiss Miss No Sugar Added Hot Chocolate and ambrosia is bananas.
The best thing about the hot chocolate is that it comes in a big box from Costco full of individual packets and each packet is only 60 calories. It’s fast, it’s easy, and it’s a little more substantial than plain tea so you feel like you’re eating dessert or getting a treat even though you really aren’t. We could discuss whether tricking yourself into thinking you’re consuming a lot of calories when you know you aren’t is akin to making up your own religion, but I don’t want to do that. 🙂
As for bananas, well I have been craving them for weeks and eating them by the bushel. I probably eat two bananas a day. They are filling, but they don’t roil around in a queasy stomach too badly, and they are fruit so theoretically healthier than eating bowl after bowl of Aldi-brand-generic-Cheerio-equivalent cereal, which is the other thing that seems to work.
So there you have it: low-cal hot chocolate and bananas = nectar and ambrosia. I could probably survive on a desert island for the rest of this pregnancy quite happily as long as my hot chocolate packets didn’t get wet. What a relief to know that I won’t have to worry about THAT!