Mothering Forum banner

1 - 14 of 14 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
826 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
I know this is a hard one, but I"m feeling well enough to sit and eat with the family now, but can't eat what my husband has been making. So while they eat hamburgers, I'm eating a cheese sandwich. I feel well enough to start cooking a little, but have no ideas of what to make. Basically I can't eat a piece of meat straight, so pasta, casseroles, etc. are more up my alley.<br><br>
I won't be using garlic until after the baby is born, and will try to avoid spicy and acidic foods since I'm prone to heartburn.<br><br>
What have you all been making?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,609 Posts
Non-queasy is such a subjective thing! It varies for me day by day. One thing that has consistently stayed down for me is homemade chicken noodle soup. Sorta labor-intensive but makes a lot.<br><br>
The other night I made quesadillas that were very mild and turned out well. Flour tortilla heated in a skillet, cheddar/monterey jack cheese, cooked chicken bites, and little bites of bacon. That's all that I put in mine because I wanted nothing spicy. However, this is a good meal to custom make for a family. Other options of ingredients could be tomatoes, green onions, red onions, green chilies, even salsa. Hope that helps and hope that some others have some ideas for you. Most nights I wander through my kitchen thinking, "Hmmm, what will stay down tonight?"
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
364 Posts
I'm eating a lot of very simple, light foods at dinnertime. Sandwiches, bread/cheese/fruit plate, yogurt with granola. Basically by evening I'm feeling "done" with food. A light dinner works but I do need to eat another snack before bed (otherwise I wake up nauseous at 2 am). Usually I have an english muffin or bagel with peanut butter.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
847 Posts
Have you tried 'breakfast for dinner'? It's a popular option around my house because A) pancakes are easy and B) they are bland. And you can add some fried eggs or fruit to round it out as a meal. Soup and buns and pasta are my other ideas.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
627 Posts
dinners have been really hard. I don't have time to cook most nights so dh does. The problem is I am having issues with chicken, carrots, broccoli, califlower, eggs, to name a few. I try to pick around what I can't stand and eat what I can. I feel bad. When I cook on weekends half the time I can only stomach what I made for one serving and can't eat leftovers.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,525 Posts
A lunch I've been having lately (which would work well for dinner too) is baked potatoes with various toppings. Depending on my mood, I might have salsa, ham, cheese, avacado, sour cream, baked beans, spaghetti sauce or leftovers on top. It's worked well so far, because at lunch I need to eat NOW or I start to feel queasy. I usually bake the potato in my microwave, but you could cook it in the oven or BBQ if you have the time.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
826 Posts
Discussion Starter #7
Thanks everybody. I know this is a tough one, because it's so subjective. I guess after 4 PM I just kind of fall apart, and it's hard for me to eat anything . Then DH jumps in to "save the day" by throwing meat on the grill, and then guess who can't eat it? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll"><br><br>
I also find that I need to start eating way earlier if I'm going to have any chance of eating anything substantial at all... like 5 or 5:30 at the latest. DH offers to make dinner but we don't sit down to eat until 6:30. By that time DS is beyond starving and I'm reaching for my zofran. I'm not trying to be hard on him, because he's been really stepping up to the plate to help me out. It's just that it's not working.<br><br>
I thought of using the crock pot more, so that if I did cook meat it would be really soft, and DS and I could nibble before DH and DD sit down to eat, if we need to.<br><br>
Breakfast for dinner is a good idea. I used the cottage cheese pancakes recipe that somebody posted in another thread and loved it. I also do a lot of cheese sandwiches, mixed nuts and PB on english muffins. Today I'm going to load up on fruits and veggies at the store because fruit salad and veggies with ranch dip have been sounding super terrific lately! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eat.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Eat"><br><br>
...can you remember how it felt to put food in your mouth without analyzing it? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
7,632 Posts
soup!<br><br>
you can throw it on in the morning and let it simmer, then you have hot yummy food for lunch, dinner, snacks. I made a pot of borcht this week.. just bite sized pieces of beets, carrots, red & green cabbage (and half of a very finely chopped small onion)chicken stock to cover, salt, pepper, savory & thyme for spices..of yeah and a big tablespoon full of paprika. garnish with sourcream. its the best soup for a chilly wet spring day..plus all of the good vitamins and minerals <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"> (lots of recipes call for dill, so if you like dill go for it..personally it makes me gag on a good day and these days have not been good <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> )<br><br>
other favorites.. black bean soup, broccoli, potato & cheese, minestrone, red lentil dhal..<br><br><br>
im happy to share recipes if anyone wants them. they are all tried and tested and very good.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
111 Posts
I've had good luck with soups. Mrs. Grass from a blue box keeps my stomach the calmest, but if salt is an ick trigger for you, then I'd stay away. Homemade mixed bean soup works well and is really filling, and now that it's warm I'm loving cold cucumber soup too.<br><br>
For casseroles, I find myself going back to childhood comfort foods like tuna noodle casserole or macaroni noodles with cooked ground beef and tomato sauce. They're quick but filling, and make me feel warm and fuzzy.<br><br>
Our crock pot standbys are beef stew, pulled pork, and chicken taco filling, but the last two are acidic. You could always check out the crock pot <a href="http://crockpot365.blogspot.com/" target="_blank">blog</a> for a load of ideas too.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,679 Posts
One of my favorite dinners that never grosses me out is mashed potatoes with some steamed asparagus and a yummy salad of anything fresh from farmers market, but my most favorite salad is:<br><br><br>
crunchy cucumber cut in chunks<br>
nice beefy sweet tomato cut in chunks<br>
red onion chopped<br>
sourdough bread, toasted and cut in cubes<br><br><br>
douse that baby with olive oil, salt to taste and lick lick lick that plate.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/yummy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="yummy"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
748 Posts
I'm *still* unable to go in the kitchen and thus *still* eating dinner out (well, brought home) every night. KILLING. the budget and KILLING my guilt. I'm lucky to be able to keep anything down but H is really getting on me to start making food. I really should but I'm still so queasy I can't go grocery shopping and no matter what kind of list I send H to the store with he won't buy anything on it and will buy weird instant stuff that no one will eat anyway. Ugh.<br><br>
I vow that this weekend I will go grocery shopping though, and make at least three meals next week. That's a good goal, right? I took DS to the thrift store today for his warm-weather clothes; first errand I ran in weeks. Barely made it and I had both kids with me and acting up, but WE MADE IT. Maybe I can handle grocery shopping too. Maybe.<br><br>
I'm so tired of feeling yuck.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,609 Posts
Yeah, grocery shopping is just terrible right now. Dh has been going for me too, but since he doesn't cook he has no idea of the staple things that I might forget to put on the list. AND he forgot the buy me donuts! They were on the list. I NEEDED them. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue">
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
181 Posts
Vegetarian Protein Pasta Salad<br><br>
It's hot and humid here so I just enjoyed a cold pasta salad for dinner. I used a multi-grain protein pasta, chopped red pepper, halved green olives, cubed extra sharp cheddar and cubed monterey jack cheese with italian dressing and salt and pepper.<br><br>
I've been craving green olives, but if they're a turn-off, you could substitute some other pasta salad veggies. My sister-in-law said to skip the cubed salami to avoid nitrates and I didn't really miss it. Husband and seconds so it must not have been too bad.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
4,729 Posts
Dinner is hard. It's like by the end of the day, I've filled myself up and can barely eat. But if I don't, I am hungry trying to go to sleep and VERY hungry/sick in the AM.<br><br>
I mostly stick to the veggies and cous cous or sweet potatoes or what have you. Broccoli and zucchini, yay!<br><br>
But it's hard just to sit there, and I can't look at DH and his eating salmon (BLECH) or whatever.
 
1 - 14 of 14 Posts
Top