Posts Tagged ‘First Trimester Food Aversions’

There’s a reason I haven’t been sharing many new recipes or foods on the blog lately. Truth be told, I have lost interest in most foods the last few months. As my doctor said, “there’s definitely a baby in there!” We’re having a baby (!) and… I’ve pretty much quit cooking. Turns out, as exciting as pregnancy is, the first trimester food aversions have turned my food life upside down.

So now that the thought of preparing any food is enough to make me gag, what have we been eating? Here’s a list of my top (or should I say only?) first trimester survival foods:

  • Raw almonds
  • Almond butter and all natural strawberry fruit jam on whole wheat bread
  • Egg salad with finely chopped celery and tomato folded in, on whole wheat bread
  • Mango smoothies made with fresh mango, frozen pineapple juice concentrate, and plain nonfat Greek yogurt
  • Bananas
  • Tillamook brand smoked cheddar cheese (or any Tillamook cheese, really) with Dr. Kracker brand seeded spelt flatbread crackers
  • Whole wheat bread toasted, spread with Nutella and topped with fresh, sliced kiwi
  • Frozen battered fish fillets served alongside whole wheat macaroni & cheese (seriously, this has been on our weekly dinner rotation for a few weeks now)
  • Beef, particularly:
    • bacon-wrapped filet mignon prepared at home
    • Texadelphia Founder’s Favorite (without jalapenos) – a Philly sandwich made with beef, grilled 0nions, mushrooms, mozzarella cheese, and smothered in the most addictive mustard sauce around (a one-time splurge, but I crave it about once a week)
    • Freddy’s steakburger with cheese and onions only, no condiments (my meal directly after our first doctor’s appointment, and it couldn’t have been yummier, though I doubt I’ll get another anytime soon)
  • Anything potato: baked potatoes, mashed potatoes, hashed brown potatoes, french fries, sweet potato tater tots
  • Total brand bran cereal
  • Hot ginger tea with honey
  • (LOTS of) nonfat organic milk
  • (LOTS of) water with lemon

Thankfully the food aversions are starting to go away with the close of my first trimester, because I’m still dreaming about the barbacoa taco I had at Torchy’s Tacos last week, and the better-than-grandma’s food at The Goodnight Diner in Wimberley, where we split pierogies filled with pork and topped with a paprika mayonnaise, followed by the most delicious dinner of chicken fried steak, bacon-braised turnip greens, and mashed potatoes. If you are ever in Central Texas, go to The Goodnight Diner in Wimberley. It is comfort food amped to a whole new level of delicious.

~Ingredients to nourish the body put together in ways to nourish the soul to share with family and friends to nourish the heart~


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