So you are pregnant, and want to eat healthy, but…
- Maybe you cannot eat very much at a time because of pregnancy nausea.
- Maybe you don’t have the energy to cook your normal foods because of pregnancy fatigue.
- Maybe food aversions make it difficult to find palatable meals.
Ideas to share
The following list is a compilation of suggestions from mothers about the foods they kept in their homes to ensure healthy eating despite pregnancy nausea, fatigue, or aversions. Some of them were quick and easy to prepare as small snacks. Some of them could be made into a meal with little preparation time. Some of them were bland enough that they didn’t set off food aversions. Some of them may work for you.
Choose the foods you like the best and that fit your budget and make your “pantry stash”. Then get creative: make a sandwich, add toppings to a salad, or just eat one food plain. The point is to find a way that works with the foods you like (and can eat), and the time you have.
Meats and Protein Foods
Sliced Turkey Breast
Skinless, Boneless Chicken Breast
Frozen Fish Fillets
Lactose Free Milk
Fruit and Vegetable Foods
Whole Wheat Bread
Whole Wheat Pretzels