Great Snacks for a Healthy Pregnancy Diet
Your body is working really hard to grow your baby. The best way to ensure you have all the nutrients you need is to snack regularly. Snacking also has added benefits like keeping your morning sickness at bay and minimizing pregnancy fatigue and insomnia. Read on for ten easy (and tasty) pregnancy snacks to keep your body energized and your baby growing healthily.
Our Top Ten Pregnancy Snacks:
Carrot or Celery Sticks with Guacamole:
Ditch the chips and have veggies with dip to reduce your sodium intake. Avocado is also packed with potassium, which helps you to maintain water and electrolyte levels. Therefore, guacamole is an excellent choice.
Crackers and Avocado:
Another great way to get your potassium is to mash avocado and spread it on saltine crackers. Quick, easy, and delicious!
Watermelon and a Squeeze of Lime:
Dice up some watermelon and (if you need an extra kick) add a cheeky squeeze of lime. Because melon is about 92% water, it makes a delicious way to up your fluid intake.
Almond Butter with a Toaster Waffle:
Satisfy your sweet tooth without reaching for the chocolate by spreading almond butter on a waffle. Quality almond butter has no added sugar and it’s a good source of protein. This snack easily fills the gap between your lunch and dinner.
Hummus and Tortilla:
A quarter cup of chickpea hummus is packed with around 3g protein, 2g fiber, and 1mg iron. And, when you combine it with a tortilla and some cherry tomatoes, it makes a delicious snack.
Fruit, Granola, and Cottage Cheese:
Mix some of your favorite fresh chopped fruit with two tablespoons of high fiber granola and some low-fat cottage cheese. You’ll have a filling snack which is packed with protein, calcium, and fiber.
Greek Yogurt and Berry Parfait:
Take a glass and layer it with low-fat greek yogurt, your favorite fresh berries, and a touch of granola. You’ll get a healthy hit of calcium and anti-oxidants. And it’ll (almost!) feel like you’re eating a decadent dessert!
Homemade Scroggin or Trail Mix:
Throw together nuts, seeds, and dried fruits to make delicious pregnancy snacks for whenever you need a nibble. Homemade trail mix is great for keeping in your bag or at your desk for whenever you’re peckish.
An Egg on Wholemeal Toast:
You can easily up your protein and fiber levels by having a poached or hard-boiled egg on toast. It’s also a really filling and satisfying pregnancy snack.
Apple with Cheese:
Slices of apple and slices of cheese sound like funny companions but provide the perfect mix of sweet and savory and are an excellent source of calcium and fiber.
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