Pregnancy

15 Healthy Snacks for Pregnant Women

During the entire period of pregnancy, a woman feels that she needs to eat for two people however this is a myth. More importantly is developing healthy eating habits which help you to overcome the side effects of morning sickness as well as providing a healthy lifestyle for both you and your baby throughout your pregnancy. There are numerous benefits to eating healthy snacks, the most beneficial being the increase in energy levels and ensuring that you do not put on too much weight during the course of your pregnancy. Here, are some ideas for healthy snacking.

15 Healthy Snacks

Make home-made fruit smoothies using a banana which is kept in the freezer and then thawed. You can cut the banana into slices, adding some other fruits that you like or a fruit juice with a little sugar. You can add some ice and then mix in a blender.

  • Stacked avocado or turkey.
  • Trial mix.
  • Apple sauce.
  • Whole wheat toast.
  • Sliced apples with a little peanut butter.
  • Sandwiches made with turkey, veggies and ham in between two lettuce leaves instead of slices of bread, if you are worried about the calories.
  • Veggies with hummus.
  • Whole grain crackers.
  • Cheese
  • Crunchy carrots, apple slices and celery, keep them ready on the top shelf in the fridge.
  • Granola.
  • Fruit dipped in yogurt or a fruit salad.
  • Nuts
  • Low fat yogurt is tasty and filling too.

Snacking Tips

  • During your pregnancy, do not buy junk food at the grocery store as you will reach for it whenever you are hungry.
  • Always think small and if you feel like having something sweet, skip the full size candy bar, rather have a small candy bar or mini chocolate chips.
  • Keep yourself well hydrated by drinking plenty of water as this gives you a feeling of fullness.

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