It can be hard to stomach breakfast when you are pregnant if you are suffering from morning sickness. The last thing you feel like doing is eating. Ironically, eating is the best thing for your morning sickness, provided you eat the right types of food. It used to be that experts always suggested saltine crackers or something similar, and some still do, but recently it has been found that foods high in protein tend to have a bigger impact on morning sickness than foods high in carbohydrates.
Many women have good luck with eating fruit as well, so an easy way to get protein into your breakfast without making you sick to your stomach is to create a high protein breakfast smoothie. Use your favorite fruits, yogurt for calcium and protein powder, mixing it all up in a blender with ice for a delicious smoothie that will help fight queasiness throughout your morning routine.
Here is a sample recipe for you to try:
1 to 2 scoops vanilla whey powder
1 cup strawberries
1 cup ice
1 cup vanilla or strawberry yogurt, depending on how fruity you want your smoothie to taste.
Blend all the ingredients in a blender until smooth.
If you can handle the taste and texture of eggs, that is another way to get protein into your breakfast. Peanut butter is another great source of protein, but you should probably avoid it if there is a family history of a peanut allergy. Other sources of protein include: meat, fish, poultry, dairy and beans, as well as seeds and other nuts.
Eat whatever you can to get your energy, however, if these foods make you feel worse. If that is the case, use alternative methods to combat morning sickness, such as Sea Bands, vitamin B6 or ginger. For most women, morning sickness is a short term problem, so if you are not eating a completely balanced diet during that time, you will probably be just fine.