Is Eating Out in First Trimester Safe?

Now that you are into first trimester of your pregnancy, you have to take care of what you eat when you go out and dine. Moreover, you have to be sure about the hygiene standards that are used to prepare the meal. The article discusses various drinks and foods that you should be careful about while eating out during first trimester of pregnancy and what foods you can safely consume.

Foods to Watch Out for While Eating Out

1. Raw vegetables and fruits

2. Street food

3. Mono sodium glutamate

4. Dishes that contain undercooked or raw eggs

5. Dishes that contain undercooked, uncooked or cured meat

6. Pâté

7. Seafood

8. Cheeses

9. Drinks

Best Restaurant Options While Pregnant

While there’s lots of precautions to take when eating out during pregnancy first trimester, there are still many safe options.


Burritos and Tacos with grilled veggies and beans are excellent choices. Choose avocado and salsa and taco salad. Avoid anything with sour cream and cheese and some soft cheese such as queso freso.


Order brown rice (whole-grain) and sautéed or steamed veggies instead of deep-fried, high-fat dishes. Ask for dishes with fewer sauces to avoid salt. Avoid egg drop soup due to uncooked egg; Lo Mein is full of fat and sodium and Tso’s chicken is fried.


You can order Sushi rolls prepared with cooked seafood, Tamoga or spinach gomae. Avoid sashimi, sushi rolls containing raw fish and poke salad.


You can choose pasta along with marinara sauce, seafood or meat sauce. (Make sure that clams and mussels are cooked till their shells have opened) Avoid Fettuccini with Alfredo sauce as it is full of saturated fat. Also avoid prosciutto as it may contain listeria.


You can order lentils and hummus, which are full of proteins and fiber. Lamb kabobs and Grilled chicken is a good choice. Avoid Gyro sandwiches.


You can order a Portobello mushroom or grilled chicken sandwich. You can also choose hamburgers made of lean ground beef (made of quarter lb of meat). Avoid French fries, fried chicken, fried mozzarella sticks, bacon, hot dogs, club sandwiches, cold deli meats and shakes.


You can order tandoori dishes featuring chicken or any other meat marinated in spices and yogurt and baked. Other good choices are grilled chicken tikka, lentils, chana masala, and aloo gobhi. Avoid pakoras and rich, heavy curries. 

Now you know all about eating out during pregnancy first trimester.

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