Help! Safe Foods for a Queasy Pregnant Lady to Cook?

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Q: Before I was pregnant, cooking was not only an enjoyed chore, but a much-loved hobby. After pregnancy, I can't even come near the kitchen without dry-heaving from the smells (imagined or real). Getting my morning yogurt out of the fridge is like a well-timed dance to make it there and out without having any problems. It is devastating.

I still want to eat healthy, and cooking from home is the best way, but I can't seem to cook anymore. Are there other moms out there who had this problem? How did you do it without going out to eat, going to the in-laws, or just starving?

What kind of things are "safe" for a queasy pregnant lady to cook? Please help.

Sent by Danielle

Editor: Oh, Danielle, my sympathies. I've never been pregnant, but I do wonder if homemade ginger ale and ginger tea might be a place to start?

Readers, any help for Danielle and her dilemma?


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Faith is the executive editor of The Kitchn and the author of three cookbooks. They include Bakeless Sweets (Spring 2013) as well as The Kitchn's first cookbook, which will be published in Fall 2014. She lives in Columbus, Ohio with her husband Mike.