The first thing many women notice during pregnancy are changes in their appetite. Right? Feelings of nausea and morning sickness don’t even allow you to enjoy the foods you used to love. So, what can be done in this situation? Don’t worry. We have the perfect comfort pregnancy food you can make at home.
Cravings in Pregnancy
Every woman is different; pregnancy might cause you to overeat or not eat at all. And there are no specific cravings you might get. Most women report that they get food cravings at the end of the first trimester (first three months of pregnancy).
Studies have also found that food cravings in pregnancy are the strongest in the second trimester and usually go away at the end of the pregnancy.
Weird Food Cravings During Pregnancy
Do you get cravings for non-food items like chalk, ice, or even soap? This can be a sign of iron deficiency or anemia. If this usually happens to you, then it is highly recommended to consult a doctor and get your blood tested. Don’t miss the chance to get 20% off on all lab tests by booking your appointment via Marham.
Healthy Comfort Pregnancy Food
No doubt pregnancy is a difficult time, a human being is sharing your body, and it needs to shift its needs according to that. Your main goal during this time should be to relax and give your body the comfort and care it needs. Let’s have a look at comfort pregnancy food you can eat without feeling guilty in this overwhelming time!
1. Banana Nice cream
You might be craving something sweet when you are pregnant, especially if you have a sweet tooth. But, eating foods high in sugar like ice cream is not safe in every pregnancy. To avoid the risk of problems like gestational diabetes and satisfy yourself, you can make a banana nice-cream at home.
- Take 4-5 bananas, peel, and put them in the freezer till they are frozen
- Put the frozen bananas in a blender
- Add a 1-2 tbsp. milk and any other fruit of your choice, e.g., frozen strawberries
- Blend everything and serve it to yourself in a bowl
- Enjoy your delicious healthy ice cream without any bad fats
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2. Loaded Oatmeal
Oats are high in fiber, vitamins, and minerals and low in fat, making them the perfect food to enjoy in pregnancy. A bowl of oatmeal topped with your favorite fruits and nuts can provide you with the comfort you need during this challenging time.
- Add 1 cup water and 1 cup milk in a pan and add 1 cup rolled oats
- Put it on medium heat and let it cook
- The mixture will thicken as the oats cook
- Take it off the heat after 10-15 min
- Pour it in a bowl and top it with apples, bananas, almonds, or anything of your choice.
Also, read more about Can You Eat Seafood in Pregnancy?
3. Strawberry Yogurt
Who doesn’t love strawberries? They help in lowering blood pressure and provide antioxidants to your body that fight off diseases during pregnancy. And yogurt has probiotics or healthy bacteria that protect your stomach from infections and diseases.
- Take 1 cup yogurt and add 1/2 cup frozen strawberries to it
- Blend it in a mixer (you can also add a bit of sugar or honey)
- Take it out in a bowl and enjoy!
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Foods to Avoid During Pregnancy
There are certain foods that you should avoid when pregnant. They can contain hazardous germs such as salmonella and E. coli, which can lead to dangerous infections.
- Soft cheeses
- Raw eggs
- Undercooked meat
- Unpasteurized milk
It is highly recommended to consult a gynecologist before trying any of the recipes given above to ensure the health and safety of your baby.
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1. What is a good menu for a pregnant woman?
Pregnant women should include foods from all food groups in their diet, including whole grains, vegetables, fruits, milk, proteins, and healthy fats.
2. What to eat when you feel nauseous while pregnant?
You can eat easy-to-digest foods if you feel nauseous, like fruits, smoothies, or soups.
3. What is the best breakfast for a pregnant woman?
Your breakfast during pregnancy should consist mainly of whole grains and protein with a side of fruits and vegetables.