Snack Your Way Through Pregnancy

Think nutrients
When choosing healthy snacks, you should think about the nutritional content of whatever food you want to eat. If you want to get more calcium into your diet, enjoy yogurt or a low-fat cheese on crackers. Fruits and vegetables are chock full of essential nutrients that your baby needs, so you may want to snack on celery stalks, carrot sticks, oranges, apples, strawberries, or any other produce you enjoy.

Take them with you
Pregnancy snacking can be achieved more easily if you bring healthy snacks with you everywhere you go. You may want to pack a zip-lock bag full of whole grain pretzels or nuts. Granola bars and string cheese are also great portable, healthy snacks. And there are some fresh fruits that travel well including bananas, mandarin oranges and apples.

pregnancy snacking

For all pregnant women, eating five or six mini-meals is more beneficial than eating three traditional large meals. Larger meals can be difficult for the digestive tract to break down, and this can contribute to bloating, gas and gastrointestinal discomfort. Pregnancy snacking during the day can prevent these symptoms. Furthermore, when you have an even supply of blood sugar levels throughout the day, you are less likely to feel fatigued and worn down.

Go ahead, grab a snack.

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