It’s a well know fact: many women who normally love veggies can’t stomach a salad or the look of a vegetable once they become pregnant. Food aversions are very normal, especially during the first trimester but can continue during the second and third.
What should you do if you are in this category?
I like to tell my women: disguise your veggies. Hide them in soups, in smoothies or whatever sounds good to you. Pureed vegetable soups are soothing and usually more accepted than eating veggies.
If you have a Vita-Mix, Blendtec or other high speed blender sticking a few stalks of broccoli or some spinach will go unnoticed in a smoothie of fruit.
Don’t beat yourself up for not liking what you normally eat – just nurture yourself through the process and eat what you are able. The day will come when vegetables or a good salad will be appealing again.