Pregnancy has many exciting parts, including your first trimester when you finally knew that you were pregnant! However, exciting parts are always accompanied by the symptoms and signs that you are pregnant, including the exciting situation in your stomach, which may not be a good feeling.
These signs could be a combination of back pains, feeling tired, vomiting, and a nauseous state, like morning sickness. Morning sickness is a feeling of nausea most mommies feel during their first trimester of pregnancy. It may be followed by vomiting or not, which is very unpleasant either way.
Some mommies may have not encountered it, but others endured this never-ending torture 24/7.
It could last for others until their second trimester; for others, they must experience it the whole span of their pregnancy. But remedies are ready in case you are battling with it every day or occasionally.
Best fruits for morning sickness
Fruits are very rich in nutrients and electrolytes for your body’s hydration. Never worry about your budget because these top fruits are very cheap in the market.
Keeping lemons on hand may save your struggle with morning sickness. Sniff. Squeeze (in water and drink). Lick. The fresh and refreshing smell of lemon rejuvenates your senses and calms your stomach when nausea occurs.
Lemon drops also help when going outside your house. It is also handy without worrying about your morning sickness.
Most pregnant mommies should consider eating bananas because of their stomach-able characteristic. Bananas are helpful in providing nutrients and potassium in refueling your pregnant body.
High water content watermelons can help you with hydration when vomiting. It could be eaten or drunk as a refreshment, as your mood says.
Breakfast recipe for morning sickness
Mommies, combating morning sickness first thing in the morning can help you triumph over it for the whole day. It can help you struggle in your first trimester.
So, better equip your stomach with these powerful yet cheap recipes for breakfast recipe against first trimester morning sickness!
1. Boiled eggs and hot pandesal
Boiled eggs do not need to be well cooked during pregnancy. Their salmonella risks are now considered very low. Eggs are one of the easy-to-digest proteins, and can also help beat morning sickness.
What you need:
- 1-2 fresh eggs
- 2-3 cups of water
What to do:
- Get a boiling pan. Pour 2-3 cups of water, then put in the fresh eggs. Cover your pan. Then turn on the heat.
- Wait for 3-4 minutes to boil.
Boiled eggs are best to partner with Filipino bread or hot pandesal. If pandesal is not available in your nearest bakery, buy hot plain toasted bread instead.
2. Trail mix
Your preggy body undergoes glucose fasting overnight, which can result in your morning sickness madness, leaving you unable to face food.
Try eating a small pack of homemade trail mix and say goodbye to your morning sickness.
What do we need and what to do:
Step 1: Choose an unsweetened and unsalted version of one of the following good nuts:
Almonds – full of healthy fats, protein, fiber, vitamin E, and magnesium
Cashew nuts – a good source of copper and magnesium and are lower in fat than most other nuts.
Step 2: Add seeds
Sunflower seeds – a good source of vitamin E, vitamin B1 and copper, protein, and fiber.
Pumpkin seeds – a good source of phosphorus, magnesium, manganese, and copper as well as zinc and iron.
Step 3: Add dried fruits for sweets
dried cranberries, coconut flakes, dried plums, or raisins
Step 4: choose one to two
Cocoa nibs sprinkle cinnamon, nutmeg, or vanilla.
3. Fruit lollies or popsicles
Eating fruit lollies or popsicles is referred to as not good to be eaten too much. But for preggy mommies, these lollies can help soothe and keep them hydrated and nourished.
Here is your recipe:
What do we need:
- 3 cups strawberries
- 1 cup blueberries
- 2 bananas
- 1 cup apple juice
- 1 cup yogurt, vanilla
- 2 Tbsp. honey
- 1 Tbsp. freshly grated ginger
What to do:
- Wash and cut up fruits. Put them in the blender.
- Add the remaining ingredients to the blender. Blend on high until they become smooth.
- Pour into popsicle molders (or an ice tray if you don’t have popsicle molders…)
- Put them into the freezer.
4. Banana pancakes
Bananas contain a great source of potassium and iron, with the right amount of sweetness for this recipe.
What you eat in the morning affects your mood and hunger throughout the day.
A good protein source meal for breakfast helps you deal with energy lows and brain fuzz that may result in severe morning sickness.
Get 4 bananas and 2 eggs.
- Mash the banana.
- Add flavorings if desired.
- Stir in the batter (flour mixture with water, egg, mashed banana sugar, and salt).
- Heat a pan over medium heat.
- Drop the batter on a hot pan.
- Cook for about 1 minute.
- Flip the pancakes.
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Additional recipe for morning sickness
There are some foods that can be eaten not just every breakfast. You may also consider that every preggy mommies have a different body.
So, you need a lot more recipe to remedy your morning sickness during your first trimester.
Put a box of salty crackers at your bedside. As soon as you wake up, gobble up a few to prevent morning sickness. From Erick: “Empty stomach ups nausea”.
The common remedy for morning sickness and nausea is ginger. You can ale the ginger, make candies out of it, and even boil it fresh with a bit of sugar to add sweetness.
Also, you can make cookies with ginger. It would be helpful for some preggy mommies that find carbohydrates easy to intake while having morning sickness.
When pregnant, eating for two does not equate to two adults. Beginning your pregnancy at a normal weight does not necessarily mean an over intake of calories in your first trimester.
Recipe| What do we need:
- 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 tsp. ground ginger
- 3/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1/2 tsp. ground cloves
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 3/4 cup margarine, softened (I usually go with butter, but used margarine since the recipe called for it)
- 1 cup white sugar
- One egg
- 1 T orange juice
- 1/4 cup molasses
- 2 T. white sugar
What to do:
- Preheat your oven to 175 degrees Celsius. Stir the flour, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl together. Set aside.
- Add the margarine or butter and sugar to a large bowl and cream until light and fluffy. Beat the egg; then add the orange juice and the molasses.
- Put the dry ingredients slowly into the bowl and stir. Place the dough in the freezer for about 10 to 15 minutes to set.
- Place the 2 tablespoons of sugar in a small bowl. Roll the dough into small circles. Roll each ball in the 2 tablespoons of sugar and place on an ungreased cookie sheet. Flatten slightly with a fork.
- Bake the cookies for about 8 to 10 minutes. Then allow them to sit on the pan for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool.
Coconut water and banana smoothie
Try blending coconut water, oatmeal, banana, almonds, honey, and ginger. Well, you just made a delicious smoothie perfect for breakfast, mid-afternoon snack, or even dinner.
Coconut water is a natural source of electrolytes and hydration. It contains sodium, potassium, magnesium, and calcium. To stay hydrated, drink your coconut mommies, or make it into a smoothie!
See the recipe here.
Getting soaked off with smoothies, snacks, and cookies, to soothe your morning sickness?
Try making protein balls. Protein balls help you add proteins to your preggy diet while dealing with morning sickness. Protein is a must for preggy mommies in a nauseous state.
Recipe to consider by Amy.
Sweet and savory grilled cheese
Recipes added with green apple saves you from taking sour candies as a remedy for morning sickness. Other preggy mommies find sour foods as relief for their nausea.
Consider this tart recipe with grilled cheese and green apple as the main ingredients.
Take a look at its recipe.
You may also consider the following meals and drinks for your first-trimester pregnancy diet and morning sickness:
- Carrot ginger mocktail
- Homemade refried beans
- Lemon ginger chews
- Roasted butternut squash, carrot, and ginger soup
- Banana oat muffins
- Peanut butter apple dip
- Greek lemon soup with chicken and orzo
- Watermelon mojito salad
A ginger tea recipe for morning sickness
1. Ginger tea
Being a traditional Chinese medicine and root with many soothing and healing components, ginger also remedies morning sickness.
Here is a quick and easy recipe for ginger tea with a twist that you must try!
2. Milk Custard with Ginger Juice
What do we need:
- 200 ml of fresh milk
- 10 ml ginger tea (from a freshly boiled ginger)
- 25 grams sugar
What to do:
- Boil your ginger (slices) in hot water for about 10 minutes.
- Pour your 10 ml ginger tea into a cup and set aside to cool.
- Boil your 200 ml of fresh milk in a pot. Add 25 grams of sugar and let sit for 2 minutes.
- Mix your boiled 200 ml milk and 10 ml ginger tea in a bowl. Then stir.
- Leave till the milk sets. Serve warm.
These are the remedies and recipes you must try. With morning sickness lurking in your first-trimester of pregnancy, you need something to combat it.
Also, you can ask your doctor for the foods and drinks suitable for your condition to avoid allergic reactions, the severity of nausea, and others.
You may also join the online community to reach out to many experienced moms with recommendations on remedies for your morning sickness, as well as recipes for your first-trimester pregnancy.
Additional information from Nathanielle Torre