First Trimester Treats

For many women, the first trimester is the toughest part of the pregnancy. You’re tired, you’re weak and you seem to always be having some sort of stomach ailment. Morning sickness often rears its ugly head the worst during the first trimester which can make it tough to keep practically anything on your stomach.
This touch and go relationship with food can make it hard for you to get the nutrients that you need during this very important time in your pregnancy. But there are great tasting and healthy treats that you can try that are generally easy on the sensitive stomach of a pregnant woman in her first trimester that will help you to stay on track.
 


Granola

 
Granola is a great choice when you are looking for something crunchy to snack on and you aren’t sure if your stomach can hold up to something stronger. Granola can give you that sweetness along with the crunch without the fat and calories that come with things like potato chips. If you are looking for a saltier solution to your crunching needs without resorting to the potato chip bag, then try air popped popcorn.

Are you a big fan of the sweets? Then try eating Greek yogurt and fruit. Low in fat but high in protein and nutrients that you need, these treats are not heavy on the stomach and can help you to feel full without feeling sick. If you want to mix a little bit of both worlds, granola and yogurt are a great choice for breakfast in those first trimester mornings when you feel like you can’t eat anything at all.

If that is too heavy for you to put on your stomach, then try a piece of toast. Light and easily palatable, something as simple as replacing your plain white toast with multigrain or wheat toast can help you to feel better and make the most out of every bite that you eat. A little bit of apple or hazelnut butter can add some sweetness to your toast to make it a little more appetizing.

No matter what you are eating, it is always important to make sure you are taking in nutrients during the very important first trimester. If you find that you are having a hard time keeping things down, you may want to consider taking a multivitamin to help fill in the gaps.

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