Troubled by Morning Sickness And Nausea? Try This Recipe.

Is morning sickness a constant companion in pregnancy? You are not alone! Close to 70% pregnant women experience some kind of morning sickness - nausea and vomiting during the first trimester.  

Here are a few things that you can do to keep morning sickness in check:

  • Eat small, frequent meals and snacks throughout the day so your stomach is never empty
  • Include high-protein foods and complex carbohydrates in your diet
  • Whatever you eat, eat it slowly. And chew your food well.
  • Try to eat food at room temperature because food tends to have a stronger aroma when hot and could trigger nausea
  • Avoid fatty foods which take longer to digest. Bland foods should do the trick

Here is a recipe that you are sure to enjoy without worrying about nausea playing spoilsport!

 

Ginger Chicken Soup

 

 

Ingredients

3 one-inch pieces fresh ginger. Peel the ginger pieces and pound them it in a mortar and pestle

3-4 pieces skinless chicken with bone

2 ½ cups water

1 teaspoon oil

1 small onion

1 small carrot (grated)

½ medium capsicum

¼ teaspoon black pepper powder

¼ teaspoon garlic powder

Salt to taste

 

Preparing the Soup

Add chicken,water, pounded ginger and ½ teaspoon of salt in a pressure cooker and let them cook for 3 whistles

 

 

Once the pressure is released, strain the liquid and keep aside. Separate the meat from the bones and discard the bones

 

 

In a wok, take oil. Once hot add onions and cook till they are translucent

 

 

Add grated carrots, cook for 2 mins and add capsicum

 

Once the vegetables are cooked, add pepper powder and garlic powder

 

 

Now add the chicken and the broth and let it simmer for 7-10 mins

 

Add salt if required. Ginger Chicken Soup is ready to be served!

 

 

These tips should also come in handy:

  • Ginger is a great remedy for nausea. So have ginger cookies instead of regular biscuits in your snack
  • Try these home-made pellets: Mix jaggery and ginger powder in a 3:1 ratio ( i.e. 3 tsps of jaggery with 1 tsp ginger powder. Make tiny balls. Once made, these can be stored for 1 week
  • Spice your food carefully. Go half on the quantity
  • Lemon really helps! Keep lemon drops (candy) handy. You can even try lemon water.  Sniffing a lemon may also help.

Try to identify patterns and understand what triggers your nausea. Wishing you a happy pregnancy!

 

Also Read - 5 Handpicked Pregnancy Recipes That Will Work For All Trimesters!, The ‘real’ foods that power your baby during pregnancy
 

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Comments (2)



Rituparna Sarkar

I wish I knew this before

Ekta Daniel

This is so well written.

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