Breakfast Ideas for Morning Sickness

Posted on May 1, 2012 | Blog Posts, Pregnancy Health Category | | Print This Article

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Morning sickness can happen at any time of the day, but for many women it seems to be the worst in the morning. That means they often don’t feel well enough to eat breakfast, which in itself can make your nausea even worse.

You’ve probably found some foods you can tolerate – a cracker, or perhaps a piece or two of dry toast. However, just because you’re experiencing morning sickness doesn’t mean breakfast has to be bland.

Here are a few breakfast ideas you might try that should go easy on your stomach and still give you some of the important nutrients you need:

  • Rice cakes and fruit. Consider spreading some Nutella, Almond butter, or similar spread (avoid Peanut Butter because of the high fat content, which may make you nauseous) on a couple of rice cakes. Boil an egg solidly – the white and yolk both should be very solid. This is a nice combination of carbs and protein that will get you started for the day.
  • Oatmeal. Consider turning your oatmeal into porridge. Add some chopped nuts, some seeds, and fruit. There are even fast food restaurants that sell oatmeal at breakfast, and some women with morning sickness find that these dishes seem to be fairly mild on the stomach. It’s full of protein, and high in fiber, too.
  • Sweet bread. Don’t try anything too dense; brioche is a good choice. Spread a little bit of Greek low-fat yogurt on it. Add sliced figs, too. This breakfast gets you lots of calcium as well as potassium, both of which are important during pregnanc
  • Dried fruit. Dried fruit tends to be a little bit better than fresh during pregnancy, for a variety of reasons. Apricots, prunes, and figs are all good choices, and can be added to give some flavor to a basic cereal.

So, what about you? What kinds of breakfast food have you been able to eat during pregnancy? Are there things that seem to really set off your morning sickness that you tend to avoid instead?

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