Pregnancy can change your diet radically. From the nausea/morning sickness, to hunger increasing, food aversions and cravings the list goes on. You may get all, or none of the above.
Either way, a lot of women find it helps with nausea and hunger to eat every couple hours, even if it’s something small.
In the second and third trimester you’ll want to bump up your calories as well (see post here on how many calories you need during pregnancy and breastfeeding)- somewhere between 330-452 extra per day, that would be equal to potentially a couple extra snacks daily.
It’s sometimes easiest to throw together snacks in between meals to keep your hunger (or nausea) at bay.
Here are some pregnant girl snack ideas to swap out some unhealthy cravings for clean versions.
Baked FlatBread Chips and Salsa– Using a pizza cutter slice flat-out wrap or any other type into triangles. Spray with olive oil and add spices, bake at 375 until crispy.
Stovetop Popcorn. When you make it like this it tastes just like movie popcorn! In a pot with a lid over medium heat, add approx. 2tbsp coconut oil, 2-3 tbsp popcorn kernels and sea salt to taste. Shake the pot around as it starts to pop.
Peanut butter oat bars. Mix 1 Cup Peanut Butter, 1/3-1/2 Cup Honey (heat peanut butter and honey in the microwave), then mix in 3 cups rolled oats. Stir and add to lined pan, refrigerate until ready to cut into squares.
Protein Bar and Fruit
Baby Carrots and Hummus
Roasted Nuts and Apple
Celery sticks, Nut butter and raisins
Here is the website for “The Good Bean.” They also make other flavors.
Creamy nut butter dip with Fruit
Whey Protein Shake
I linked back to my post on those super easy four ingredient brownies. They are a healthy, high protein version of the real thing.