I had a wonderful few weeks toward the end of my first trimester where my food allergies nearly disappeared. No hives, coughing, itching, swollen extremeties, anxiety or brain fog. Wonderful! The hiatus allowed me to eat regular crackers when feeling sick, and a cheeseburger when I needed a protein boost. I even indulged in a donut one morning - it was amazing! But it proved to be a temporary thing. Almost to the day of the start of my second trimester, the allergies returned, and I was back wondering what in the world to eat with no energy to cook, nausea at frequent intervals, and almost no appetite for regular meals. I have not mastered this challenge at all, but I do have some go-to snacks and easy to prepare items that make things easier. So I decided to put together a little post to share.
I have a small list of favorite snacks, all free of at least wheat and dairy of course, that you can put in your purse on the go and pop in your mouth when nausea hits:
As far as some easy, quick meals go:
For an easy dinner, grab a jar of healthy spaghetti sauce (make sure it has no HFCS, MSG, or other ickies), and try one of these GF pastas. Yummy, fast and simple:
Add in fresh strawberries, cantaloupe, bananas and green grapes; canned green beans; Udi's GFCFSF breads when we have splurge money... and you've got my diet in a nutshell. Oh yes, and must have sparkling water and 100% cranberry grape juice on hand for when nothing but some carbonation will help. Not very varied or as healthy as I normally eat, but I'm avoiding allergens, staving off nausea, and not starving. This is as "winning" as I can get right now! :)