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What to eat??

(18 Posts)
StillPukin Fri 28-Jun-13 11:10:45

I'm around 12/13 (ish) weeks pregnant, still very nauseous and puky and I havent eaten with the family for weeks (because I cant stand the smell of thier food). I need to get back with it but am totally stuck what to eat. I cant stand anything that smells, eg fish, garlic, anything fried, vegetables, salad makes me gag and the rest of my family are veggie. That just about leaves nothing left.
What are your easy family faves?

cravingcake Fri 28-Jun-13 12:55:50

Fresh pasta with sauce, takes about 5 mins to cook and is tasty.

StillPukin Fri 28-Jun-13 13:04:34

Thanks. What sauce do you make,, the only ones I know have got garlic in (used to be my fave)

cravingcake Fri 28-Jun-13 13:10:49

To be honest I cheat and buy the stuff at the supermarket next to the fresh pasta. I just got a basic tomato one which didn't have garlic in it. I sometimes grate cheese over the top, or add a dollop of Philadelphia as well.

Cheese on toast as another option, or soup with nice bread.

Chickpea1983 Fri 28-Jun-13 13:19:06

You could do a cheese sauce for the pasta. Just a bechemel-type sauce. I also am really off veg, even though I previously ate it more than meat.

What about Jacket potato and beans? I have been enjoying JP, cheese and bacon (but of course you wouldnt want the bacon) or scrambled egg on toast.

Babybump26 Fri 28-Jun-13 13:28:10

I think you have to go with what you body is telling you, some days that's meant I've eaten nothing but rubbish! Pasta would be my recommendation

Champagnebubble Fri 28-Jun-13 13:30:15

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

embaker112 Fri 28-Jun-13 14:12:33

Mashed potato is good (mash it with some brocolli to get veg in that you won't taste), bland soups (butternut squash, leek and potato, chicken), fish fingers (?!), chicken breast, rice, mozzarella and cherry tomato pasta, boiled eggs...
It shouldn't be too much longer until you feel better smile

Mintyy Fri 28-Jun-13 14:14:25

You don't have to get back into eating with your family if it still makes you feel sick! Give it a few more weeks, eat whatever you can, go easy on yourself.

StillPukin Fri 28-Jun-13 14:36:17

Thanks for your lovely ideas. Pasta is a possible - just ordered a tomato sauce (grocery shop online) it doesnt include garlic in the ingredients. I could make a macaroni cheese when I feel up to standing at the stove. Jacket pots are a goer smile

Although the thought of making any of this currently makes me feel sick.

It feels as though food dominates every waking moment - I wake up hungry so makes morning sickness worse, so I try to eat, usually bring it back, and this cycle seems to go on til lunch time and then again til tea and on and on. Ugh sad

AnythingNotEverything Fri 28-Jun-13 14:39:17

Just eat whatever you can, whenever you can. Even if you only manage Hula Hoops. MS is the work of the devil.

Baby will strip you of your nutrient stores in the short term and you can replace these later.

apatchylass Fri 28-Jun-13 14:45:34

I went through a phase like that and lived on water biscuits - you know those plain crackers that taste of almost nothing. Or plain boiled white rice (though even the smell of that can be bad.)

Can you face very fresh, very cold milk on a bowl of cereal? Doesn't matter what you eat - you can always take supplements, but you must try to eat something.

DaveMccave Fri 28-Jun-13 14:47:18

I aqquired a stash of various, mostly unhealthy snacks I could tolerate when feeling really sick, just to have something to boost my blood sugar. That was mostly plain breadsticks, salted pretzels, sour sweets, refreshers, satsumas, apples, twiglets, salt and vinegar peanuts, pop tarts (!) French fries crisps, pots of jelly and a huge selection of cereals. I found I could tolerate a lot of fresh fruit, especially watermelon too to help make up for it. I could often manage baked potatoes too.

I didn't stress about meals really until I was feeling better. I've made up for it now. As long as you're eating something, don't worry too much.

LostMySocks Fri 28-Jun-13 17:20:36

I found the instant rice puddings really good

pod3030 Fri 28-Jun-13 17:52:40

i survived on smash and ready brek

Lucielou123 Fri 28-Jun-13 18:09:04

smile the joys of sickness. I went through phases. One of only eating peanuts, dry frosties was another and ate marshmallows only for about 3 weeks!!
My lifesavers once my appetite returned were cheese on toast, bowls of baked beans and jacket pots with grated cheese. Just a tip, I found I needed to drink more if I ate pasta or the sickness was ... erm .... difficult!
Good luck

StillPukin Fri 28-Jun-13 19:48:07

LucieLou Thanks for the pasta/water tip,, I've eaten (and returned) rice and thats been "difficult", I hadnt made the connection until you said that - I will definitely make sure I drink more if I eat rice or pasta x
I seem to be living off tangerines, plums and orange juice (doesnt taste as bad 2nd time round lol) and salty crisps. I can stomach take-away rice, had a jacket pot tonight which was ok.
Still couldnt bring myself to eat with the family, I feel quite guilty about it but I suppose thats just how it has to be for the time being x
Ugh, its gotta pass soon

Lucielou123 Fri 28-Jun-13 22:21:25

Also, weirdly my doctor told me drinking lemonade could be better than water as it didn't react as harshly with the acids in the stomach. I definitely found it easier to keep down if I had an empty stomach.

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