During your first trimester of pregnancy there’s only so much that can be done about the nagging symptoms of nausea. Some women are super fortunate and bypass that whole morning sickness phase. While others spend countless hours confined to their beds or worst, their toilets.
Holding down a steady 9 to 5 while adjusting to the ebbs and flows of morning sickness is the worst. Especially if you’ve decided to keep your pregnancy a secret! I could have killed a b***h with my bare hands at times during my first trimester. Mainly because I was starving and couldn’t eat any of my favorite foods without the fear of seeing them reappear later on, in a much different form.
I’ve drummed up a list of 10 first trimester snacks that helped me power through those rough weeks filled with nausea and deep reflective thoughts of murder!
Most of these suggestions are low in acid, most contain no artificial sugars and aren’t carb heavy. Sadly during the first trimester Whataburger may not be the best option!
FRESH FRUITS & VEGGIES
Fresh fruits and vegetables are an obvious choice, but they really do help when it comes to settling an uneasy tummy. Chilled melon, like cantaloupe and watermelon top my list. I ate watermelon almost every day and kept cut squares on my bedside for those nighttime waves of nausea. Organic red pears and purple grapes were staples as well. I found that adding a shake of Trechas Chile powder to the pears eased my nausea. Capsaicin is to thank for that!
Roasted Pumpkin seeds are great first trimester snacks! Especially when you’re craving something salty, that’s not fried or greasy. If you’re dealing with day-long “morning” sickness and can’t find a way to eat much besides saltines, incorporate some avocados. They’re a smell-free way to add good fats and tons of vitamins like vitamin E, vitamin K, vitamin C, vitamin B6 and B5, potassium, carotenoids, magnesium, folate, lutein, and dietary fiber.
ESSENTIALS FOR YOUR PURSE
A lot of “mommy” articles encourage snacking as a way to combat nausea. I like to keep my purse stocked with on-the-go snacks like peppermints and “Gin Gins” ginger chew candies. Though peppermint and ginger tea are proven to take the edge off of morning sickness, I couldn’t stomach anything hot during my first trimester.
Ritz Peanut Butter Cracker Sandwiches and Barnana Banana bites are true lifesavers. The peanut butter provides some protein and the crackers aid in the absorption of stomach acid, which is the root cause of nausea. The Banana bites are packed with potassium, and are damn delicious.
The need to eat something before your feet ever touch the ground in the morning is quite common during the first trimester. My mommy friends have offered some suggestions. Black tea with milk was probably one of the strangest! Dry Honey Nut Cherrios and Chobani greek yogurt stay fully stocked at my crib. They’re great sources of fiber and dairy.
10 First Trimester Snacks that kept me from killing a b***h!
Roasted pumpkin seeds
Ritz Peanut Butter Cracker Sandwiches
Barnana Banana Bites
Dry Honey Nut Cheerios
Have a first trimester snack that you swear by? Drop me a comment and I will add it to my list.