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I will be the first to admit that what I eat on Migraine days isn’t that healthy. I just let my cravings guide me and honestly, it usually works to settle my stomach and make me feel a bit better.
What I Like to Eat on Migraine Days
Keep in mind that this is not a list of healthy foods. This is a list of the things my body craves on my worst days. My best advice is to drink plenty of water on the migraine days and let your body guide you for the rest!
The first thing I want the eat on Migraine days is salty snacks! This is probably because I am dehydrated so I give in! I also have found that pretzels are a great snack for nausea and they are typically fat free so it isn’t that bad. Here are some of my favorite salty snacks.
At some point during the day, I will want something sweet as well. This is made difficult by the fact that I can’t eat chocolate because it is a migraine trigger. Fortunately, my husband found me a chocolate alternative that is delicious. Here are some of the sweet snacks that I reach for most often,
What’s for Dinner?
On a bad migraine day, I am definitely putting something in my crock pot! It is easy to get a great, hearty meal with little effort in a crock pot. I actually own 6 crock pots of varying sizes and I use one at least twice a week. My favorite thing to make is Minestrone Soup on a bad Migraine Day.
Migraine-Friendly Minestrone Soup Recipe:
It is 2 cans of diced tomatoes, 1 can Kidney Beans, 1 Can Green Beans, 1 can corn, 1 can diced tomatoes, salt, pepper, garlic powder,Oregano and 1 Cup of Ditalini Pasta. Just put in everything, except the noodles, and cook on High for about 4 hours or on low for 8 hours. Add in the pasta 30 minutes before you are ready to eat.
Honestly, you can add anything to this soup. Add some spinach, carrots, celery or white beans. Anything goes!
Here are some nice crock pots for you to choose from…remember, you can’t have too many!
Satisfy the Cravings
These are just a few of the things that I like to eat on migraine days. I also find that mashed potatoes, macaroni and cheese are on the top of the list as well. Marie Callender’s Chicken Pot Pies and Grilled Cheese Sandwiches also rank high on the list.
I just let my cravings tell me what my body wants on my worst days and I have found that I recover much quicker. I also try to drink lots of fluids (notice the word try, I am not the best at doing this).
What are the things that you find you want to eat on migraine days?
Read more about Migraines in the Migraine Explained Series.