Snack Ideas for Pregnant Women
That sandwich that you ate 45 minutes ago not holding its own against your rumbling tummy? Welcome to pregnancy: Where everything you eat is instantly devoured by the bottomless pit that was once your stomach. Use this list of healthy, go-to snacks to carry you through those long hours between lunch and dinner (and maybe you'll be able to refrain from eating that entire pan of enchiladas tonight too).
Apple slices spread with Laughing Cow cheese.
Homemade muffins made with grated carrots or zucchini.
A smoothie made with fresh blueberries, plain non-fat yogurt and half of a banana.
Cottage cheese with fresh strawberries or peaches.
Air-popped popcorn sprinkled with Chinese Five Spice blend.
Peaches or nectarines dipped in light cream cheese.
Baked tortilla chips and salsa.
Celery slices smothered in peanut butter.
A frozen tube of Go-GURT (portable yogurt).
Bell pepper slices dipped in low-fat ranch dressing.
Homemade trail mix. Just throw some nuts, dried cranberries, coconut flakes (and some mini chocolate chips for balance) into a zipper bag and shake.
Pita chips and hummus.
Chicken salad on a whole wheat roll.
A parfait made with low-fat yogurt, fresh berries and some granola.
String cheese (and a few crackers if you want).