This week I ventured into the world of video to give you my advice on eating as a vegan, when you’re suffering from morning sickness. Although this video focuses on pregnancy, there are also some great tips if you are generally unwell and struggling to eat!

Although you may be wondering if this is really a vegan topic, it’s important to ensure that any ‘remedies’ you try are cruelty-free. Lemon and ginger tea can contain honey for example, and vitamins can be non-vegan too. Always read the label!

 

 

Here is a recap of what I covered in the video:

  • Eat little and often. 5 – 6 meals per day are helpful so your stomach doesn’t become too empty, and then starts causing more nausea.
  • Experiment with foods. You’ll likely be turned off some foods that you previously ate every day. Be prepared to let them go and try other things with similar nutritional values. Don’t be too hard on yourself!
  • Managing Morning Sickness In Pregnancy as a vegan

  • Get your partner to take the load off by cooking, if smells bother you – sometimes being in the kitchen is tough!
  • Try the usual remedies such as ginger and lemon – but understand that they may not work. There are many suggestions online such as acupuncture, peppermint tea and chewables.
  • Practice mindfulness through journalling/yoga/meditation. This will help to keep you in a positive frame of mind when you’re tired of feeling sick. These practices can also boost natural energy.
  • Take your multivitamin when you feel least sick – try to notice any patterns of sickness through the day, or smells that trigger sickness.
  • Drink plenty of water or herbal tea to keep hydrated. Small sips every 10 minutes, are better than trying to gulp down a litre at once. Or worse, hardly drinking at all!
  • If you’re craving sweet things, try to stay as healthy and energised as possible by using alternatives. Maple syrup instead of sugar, NAKD bars, and fruit are all great sweet food items.

Has anything helped you through morning sickness? Let me know!

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This is something that's key as a new vegan. In fact, it's pretty much a life-saver for me still 6 years later!

If you’re THAT person – the one who makes dinner plans AFTER they arrive home from work, who is likely to fall off the vegan wagon through lack of organisation... I have some great ideas for you! 
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1. Slow cookers also save us from ‘hanger’. Make use of one! Pop a casserole or curry in before you leave the house, so dinner is ready when you’re home. 

2. Make extra portions of meals to freeze, so you have your own ready meals on lazy days. 

3. Do online shops – you can filter for vegan foods at most supermarkets now and have them delivered to your door. You can't blame an empty fridge for eating non-vegan food.

4. If you’re a takeaway fiend, know what the vegan options are beforehand. This works well at restaurants too – know your choices before you go! Preparation is your friend.

5. Have a ring binder with easy, lazy recipes and meal ideas inside. This can be your go-to for inspiration when you're busy and tired. I have one that I use several times a week. I even have sections for smoothies, salads, dinners and desserts.

6. Meal planning. It is much easier to follow a varied vegan diet if you know what you’ll be eating, have the ingredients in, or even partially prepped. You won’t be tempted by a snack on the way home, because something delicious will be waiting! 
It doesn’t have to be a week’s worth of complex meals, just a few days ahead. Choose easy options when you know you’re home late, and use weekends for new recipe experimentation. 

Did this help? What do you do to stay organised in the kitchen as a vegan? Let me know!
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Protein is in all plants in varying amounts – vegetables, lentils, nuts, grains. Great sources of protein are nuts, seeds, soy-based foods and legumes. Some of the best ones commonly found in supermarkets are: chickpeas, soybeans (look for soy-rich faux meats too in moderation), green peas, black beans, pinto beans, tofu, tempeh, quinoa, almonds, pumpkin seeds, pistachios, red lentils, nut butters (like PB). Try to eat 3-4 servings of these per day.⠀
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Tofu scramble, lentil and pea soup, houmous with crudites, lentil burger, tempeh stir fry, porridge with seeds, three bean chilli, mixed bean salad, peppers stuffed with quinoa, mock meat tacos, black bean and peanut butter wrap, tarka daal.⠀
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