Snacks for Pregnancy

Now’s the time to make sure you’re getting all the essential nutrients, vitamins and foods your baby needs to grow and develop. Sometimes it’s difficult to think about how to actually get the extra 200 – 300 recommended calories you and your baby need every day.

  • Instead of eating 3 large meals, that can leave you feeling bloated and uncomfortable, try to eat 5-6 small meals or snacks each day

This isn’t a lot of additional food or liquids. You can get those extra calories easily by:

  • Adding an extra cup of milk and half a sandwich to your daily intake
  • Grabbing a handful of almonds and a slice or two of cheese
  • Spreading your favorite nut butter on some dried apricots or apple or pear slices
  • Portion out some leftovers to snack on 2 hours after lunch
  • Adding some berries or cut up fruit to a cup of cottage cheese
  • Dip vegetables in humus or bean dip
  • Trying drinkable yogurt
  • Make cheese and bean quesadilla with a few slices of avocado
  • Adding hard-boiled eggs to your salad
  • Sipping on vegetable juice during your commute
  • Packing a to go container with a granola mixed with extra pumpkin and sunflower seeds for even more protein
  • Make grilled cheese, cut it in quarters and have the 1 quarter portions always available as a quick snack

You can get a lot more tips and information from my Personal Guide to Pregnancy

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