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What to Eat When You Have Morning Sickness All Day: 54 Ideas
If you’re reading this, then you’re probably feeling super sick and pregnant, in the first trimester. Maybe you feel well enough where you want to attempt to eat, but unsure what may be a good choice, aka – won’t make you get sick. So, you want to know what to eat when you have morning sickness all day long and can barely get any relief from it.
But, you know you need to eat, for you, and the little one you’re growing inside you!
If you are not familiar with this site, I tend to stick to only supporting vegan options to eat. But, when it comes to morning sickness and needing to eat and keep the food down, I decided I wasn’t going to limit the options to only vegan.
It’s hard enough finding something that sounds good to eat; if that something happens to be cheese and crackers (and not vegan cheese), then so be it.
You need to eat, and shouldn’t feel bad about what you’re eating when you have horrible morning sickness and having to fight to keep the food down every time you eat!
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What to Eat When You Have Morning Sickness All Day
When you can barely keep your food down in the first trimester, you want to stick with small meals, or even snacks, often.
So, the ideas in the list below may not look like full meals, they’re meant to be manageable to eat at one time. You never want to feel too full when you have morning sickness, since that can make you puke; then again, you never want to be too hungry either, because that’ll make you sick, as well. It’s a tough balance, and will require you to listen to your body to know when to stop, or start eating again!
Some things you end up eating at this point in your pregnancy may be food you ate as a child; these foods will feel comforting and very familiar to you, even if they aren’t the healthiest.
Snacks for Morning Sickness:
- Cheese and crackers
- Crackers (by themselves)
- Graham Crackers
- Plain Chips- Like Lays Originals, or Ruffles (not the healthiest thing in the world, but then again, you need to eat something)
- Pita Chips
- Salsa and Tortilla Chips
- Baked potato (feel free to use the microwave)
- French Fries or Potato Wedges
- Thinly Sliced and Baked Potatoes with olive oil, salt, and garlic
- Cold Apple Sauce
- Cranberry Sauce
- Yogurt (I still ate soy yogurt, but eat whatever you feel most comfortable eating)
- Berries (maybe even in your yogurt)
- Apples with Cinnamon
- Baked Apples
- Apples with peanut butter
- Plain Rolls (with butter) or biscuits
Easy Meals for the First Trimester:
- Plain toast (or add some butter/cinnamon/sugar, jam, or peanut butter)
- Dry Cereal
- Cereal with Milk (any kind of milk, I needed to have milk on my cereal- just drinking something without food in it would make me sick in the morning)
- Bagels with Butter or Cream Cheese
- Peanut butter and Jelly sandwich
- Mac and Cheese
- Couscous (the NearEast boxes aren’t that bad)
- Pasta with Marinara Sauce
- Tortilla Pizza
- English Muffin Pizza
- Bagel Pizza
- Simple Quesadillas (just tortilla and cheese)
- Soup (I enjoyed Amy’s Brand soups)
- Cranberry Juice (such as cran-apple)
- Water with lemon
- Orange Juice (be careful, this does not feel good coming back up)
- Ginger ale
- Store bought Smoothies or Green Juices (or make your own if you have the energy)
- Peanut Butter and Chocolate Smoothie
- Crystallized Ginger
- Hard Ginger Candy
- Sour Candy to suck on
- Peppermints (like candy canes)
- Molasses Cookies
Need more help with First Trimester Symptoms? Check out 10 COMMON FIRST TRIMESTER PREGNANCY SYMPTOMS AND HOW TO DEAL WITH THEM
Want to know more about morning sickness, check out this article.
Have other kids you need to care for an make food for while pregnant with morning sickness? Be sure to check out this article: 55 Easy Vegan Kid Meals (For When You’re Too Tired to Cook!)
A Few Tips When it Comes to Eating with Morning Sickness
Eating anything when you have morning sickness can be a challenge. You know you have to eat and keep hydrated. But, you also have to balance so many things to help ensure the food, and drinks, actually stay down.
You have to balance how much, how often, what, and when you eat.
For the what, the lists above can be your best friend and help you find something that sounds good.
For how much, it can get a little trickier; if you eat too much, you may get sick, too little and you’ll be starving or getting sick in about a half hour. Small meals, or snacks are usually best. Don’t eat until you are 100% full, but make sure you eat enough so you won’t be hungry 5 minutes later.
For how often, this will be different for everyone. But, with morning sickness and all day nausea there’s usually a window in time you need to eat in, or you’ll get sick. For me, I had to eat every hour and a half to two hours or I’d get sick. That’s why, in this post, I suggest you eat as often as a baby.
If you have to eat as often as I do, then I hope the suggestions above will help you through this unpleasant time in your pregnancy. Just know, YOU are NOT alone in this, and it’ll all be worth it when you baby is born!