Acceptable Packaged Products for the Migraine Diet

  1. Cereals: Cheerios, Life, Uncle Sam, Grape Nuts, Cornflakes. Try Grape Nuts hot: 1/4 cup grape nuts, 3/4 cups milk, plus frozen blueberries. Microwave 2 minutes on high. Add sugar to taste.

  2. Smucker’s Blackberry Jam: this is important for those of us who previously used raspberry jam. Strawberry and grape is also allowed but blackberry is less ordinary!

  3. Miss orange juice? Try a product by V8 Splash called Mango Peach.

Migraine Safe Foods by Category


Acceptable purchases: Any white, wheat, rye or pumpernickel store-bought bread.
Plain or sesame seed bagels, English muffins, quick breads like pumpernickel or zucchini breads.
All yeast bread must be 24 hours old.

What to avoid: Fresh baked bread, either homemade or from the grocer’s bakery, fresh donuts, fresh breakfast Danish, nut breads, cheese bread, chocolate bread, raisin bread, bagels with dried fruit like blueberry or cranberry bagels. Remember that pizza is fresh bread.