Anti-Nausea Cookies

As any pregnant woman will tell you, nausea is a constant battle during the first, and sometimes, into the second trimester.

There are numerous theories as to why women become nauseous, but ultimately we don’t know the reason why. It could be the extra HCG hormone circling in your body, it could be that your liver is working in overtime, and another theory still is that nausea is nature’s way to having you avoid foods which are not healthy. And it could be a little bit of all these causes combined. Don’t be too upset that you’re nauseous, studies have found that women who experience nausea are less like to suffer from early term miscarriages. (source)

Most women find that eating a more bland diet during this time helps to curb nausea. That may mean toast and fruit, or plain brown rice with mashed sweet potatoes, and perhaps chicken soup and crackers.  If you find that you are living on a diet of toast and jam, try to find some good quality sprouted grain bread which will give you a little extra kick of nutrition.  At Metro you can purchase Silverhills sprouted grain bread in the fresh bread section, and at Loblaws I believe they have Food For Life Ezekiel bread in the natural food freezer section.

Try your hardest to take your multivitamin during this time. If you find that the scent puts you off, purchase some folic acid separately and at least take that (1 mg).

Here is my recipe for some anti-nausea cookies. They have ginger in them which we all know helps a great deal with nauseau. They are also rich in calcium, and contain lots of good healthy fiber. Plus they are calorie dense which will help you meet your caloric requirements on days when nausea limits and amount of food you can consume in one day.



Anti-Nausea Almond & Apple Butter Energy Cookies
Dry Ingredients

1 ½ cups               Rolled Oats

½ cup                    Almond Flour

¾ cup                    Rice Flour

¼ cup                    Shredded Coconut

¼ cup                    Sesame Seeds

2 tbsp                    Chia Seeds

1 tsp                      Baking Powder
Wet Ingredients

½ cup                    Almond Butter

¼ cup                    Coconut Oil

¾ cup                    Almond Milk

¼ cup                    Maple Syrup

½ tsp                     Almond Extract

1 Tbsp                   Grated Fresh Ginger

Set aside

½ cup                    Apple Butter or jam


  • Preheat oven to 350oF
  • Combine all dry ingredients in a bowl and mix well
  • Combine all wet ingredients in a small pot on the stove, melt together on low heat until combined
  • Add wet ingredients to dry and mix well, you should have a sticky batter which holds together
  • Spoon cookies onto parchment lined baking sheet, about 1 heaping tbsp each
  • Wet your finger and make little indents on the top of the cookies – fill with apple butter (about ½ – 1 tsp per cookie)
  • Bake for 30 minutes until golden brown
  • Cool on a cookie rack and store in airtight container for up to 4 days


Makes 24 cookies


Recipe: Kate Matthew Culinary Nutrition. 2014


If you’d like to learn more yummy and nutrient dense recipes, check out my cooking class coming up on October 25th!



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