Jessica Simpson is craving salty foods as she prepares to welcome her first child into the world.

The 31-year-old star - who is expecting a baby with fiance Eric Johnson - admitted she has been opting for calorific, salt-laden breakfast as her pregnancy moves forward.

Writing on her twitter page, she said: "Kraft mac and cheese with Lawry's seasoning salt is the breakfast for pregnant champions!!! (sic)"

Jessica has previously claimed toasted "peanut butter and jelly sandwiches" have been tickling her tastebuds.

She explained: "This week it's peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, toasted. And then, I'll put some salt on my hand like I'm taking a tequila shot and then take a bite of the sandwich."

However, the singer-and-actress recently admitted one of the down sides of pregnancy is that she has been crying "at the drop of a hat".

Jessica said: "That's the one thing about pregnancy - I'll cry at the drop of a hat. Even a great souffle would make me cry.

"I felt the baby move the other day for the first time and I had big crocodile tears. It was the coolest thing ever. It did a flip or something. I was like, 'There it went. It's there. It's really there'."