Share your Migraine-Fighting Recipe!

We're always on the lookout for great recipes!  Migraine-fighter recipes (or at least migraineur-friendly recipes) can be hard to find.  But now is your chance to share your recipe with migraineurs around the world!

Migraine-Fighter Recipes!
The truth is that very few recipes are migraine friendly for everyone.  That's because migraine triggers are different for everyone.  Someone may get an attack at the first taste of cheddar cheese.  For another, it's no problem.

So I'm not going to say what you can and can't put in your recipe - but I'm going to offer some suggestions.  Below are some of the most common food triggers - that is, foods that are not friendly for migraine patients.  Please try to avoid them if you can, or include very small quantities.
  • Raw onions
  • Aged cheese
  • Fresh yeast bread
  • White flour/refined grains
  • Citrus fruit
  • Bananas
  • Pomegranates
  • Processed or aged meat (ie hot dogs, pepperoni, lunch meat)
  • Peanuts
  • Walnuts
  • Alcohol
  • Artificial sweeteners
  • MSG
  • Worcestershire or teriyaki sauce
The migraine-fighting chef ponders his next move...
This is only a sample of the foods that can trigger migraine, but these tend to be common ones.

Other tips?  Well, many migraineurs today are trying gluten free recipes.  Also, the less processed the better.  Avoid pre-canned soups, pre-made sauces, and go for recipes that can be made from scratch.

Also, time-consuming complicated recipes are never a good idea for someone with chronic pain.  Be cautious of recipes that require a lot of time and attention.

For more on food triggers, read Find the connection: diet headache migraine Simple and easy food choices

If I haven't discouraged you yet, it's probably because you're a great migraine-fighting cook!  Please, share your recipe with us below.  And be sure to watch for your chance to receive a free migraine cookbook!

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