Snacks make up a very important part of a pregnancy diet. It is common for pregnant women to feel hungry but just can’t seem to eat three large meals like they used to. This is usually due to the baby taking up stomach space as well as nausea.
Snacks during pregnancy are also beneficial for:
Balancing blood sugars and keeping up your energy levels throughout the day.
Keeping morning sickness at bay, as often feeling too full or too hungry can be a trigger for nausea
Managing heartburn or acid reflux
It is important to make sure that your snacks are nutritious, especially if they are replacement for main meals.
Here is a list of my favourite, nourishing pregnancy snacks:
Sourdough toast with avocado and sliced tomato
Greek yoghurt with berries and some nuts and seeds
Cheese on wholegrain crackers
Seaweed snacks with avocado
½ avocado with lemon juice and sea salt
Hard boiled eggs
Celery sticks with peanut butter or almond butter
Apple with almond butter
Celery, carrot and capsicum sticks with hummus
Smoothies e.g Simple Green Smoothie
Protein or energy balls
Poached apples or pears with cinnamon and Greek yoghurt
Roasted sweet potato wedges with sour cream
Tin of wild salmon with avocado and cottage cheese
Tin of sardines on toast
Corn cob with sea salt and butter
What are your favourite pregnancy snacks?