Posted: Thu Oct 20, 2011 2:19 pm
Post subject: Anyone have any good pregnancy snacks?!
I'm recently finding myself getting increasingly hungrier! I'm not very far on in my pregnancy but I'm starving all the time!
For example, I had a full tin of tomato soup and a small tiger loaf at about 11.30am today. It's now only 3.15pm and my stomach is eating my back!
Does anyone have any good snack ideas so I can make it through the days lol?
Posted: Sat Oct 22, 2011 7:46 am
Hey Naomi! I can't suggest any miracle snacks sorry, but I would say go for things that are filling, but healthy! It's very tempting when your pregnant to reach for a biscuit or chocolate, but it doesnt help in the long run! Bananas are a good energy boost. Any kind of fruit really. What about dried fruit like raisins? Cereal bars? Snackajacks? Yoghurt? Slice of ham? Cheese? Big cup of tea or hot chocolate? If you truely are hungry then up your portions at meal times. I remember the midwive telling me off once saying a tin of soup was not enough to keep me going! And if all else fails, if the 'baby' wants chocolate, the odd treat wont harm X
Posted: Tue Mar 25, 2014 11:00 pm
Yeah, I definitely tried not to give in to my cravings 100% (which were insane!) -- but since I was ALWAYS HUNGRY I increased my snacking and decreased my meal size. Snacks I tried to stick to were (the healthy ones) - fruits, veggies, yogurt, snack bars. Other snacks were peanut butter (on anything!), soups, shakes, veggie chips and homemade dips, avocado salads, cheese/ham rollups. Cooking and baking took my mind off my spontaneous cravings, so check out pinterest for some new good recipes to try! Can't go wrong there Hope this helped!
Posted: Wed May 20, 2015 11:11 am
1. Yogurt with a sprinkling of Grape-Nuts cereal for crunch -- Calcium, protein, and fiber all in one
2. Half a banana rolled in wheat germ -- potassium plus protein equals a super snack
3. Hummus spread on romaine lettuce leaves and rolled into a "wrap" -- A meatless protein source, plus romaine provides twice as much folate and Vitamins A and C as iceberg lettuce
4. Celery sticks with dip made with pureed fresh spinach and yogurt -- a tasty way to eat your dark-green leafy veggies (a great source of folic acid)
5. Baked potato topped with plain yogurt and chives -- eat the potato skin, which is full of iron
6. Baby carrots dunked in salsa-cottage cheese dip -- Spicy and satisfying, plus lots of Vitamins A and E
7. Dried cranberries -- a surprising, tasty source of vitamin C