10 Snacks to Eat When You’re Expecting
1. Soy Nuts
Loaded with protein and packing a serious crunch, soy nuts are a healthy alternative to high fat alternatives like peanuts and chips. Try them raw, roasted, barbecue flavored, or spiced up with wasabi.
2. String Cheese
This portable treat lets you indulge your cheese craving – but with more calcium and less fat. Pack them for a protein boost on the go.
Almonds provide an excellent source of Vitamins A and E, which are vital nutrients for you and your baby.
Blueberries, strawberries and blackberries can help satisfy your cravings for sweets and pack a burst of antioxidants for you and your baby. Try adding them to your favorite salad, yogurt, or cereal.
5. Low-fat milk
Sip on a kid-sized carton of low-fat milk to help make your little one’s bones healthy and strong with Vitamins A and D.
Plus: 5 Milk Substitutes
Not only are baby carrots a healthier alternative to other crunchy snacks like chips, but the fiber will keep your digestive track in shape. Pair baby carrots with hummus or low-fat dip for a crunchy, low-calorie treat.
7. Peanut Butter
Spread the sweet, protein-rich spread on whole wheat toast or a mini-bagel to keep you full and focused. The peanut butter will keep your sweet tooth satisfied and the protein will help build baby’s muscles.
8. Cottage Cheese
Low-fat cottage cheese provides an excellent source of protein with very little artificial ingredients. As an alternative to low-fat processed yogurt, cottage cheese is an excellent way to give your baby the protein he or she needs.
9. Cherry Tomatoes
Cherry tomatoes are full of antioxidants and pack a tart flavor to suit any sweet tooth. Try them with string cheese or dip them in hummus for a satisfying snack.
Whether it’s air-popped or a low-fat microwavable bag, popcorn is full of whole grains and fiber to keep you satisfied. Spice up your bowl with fun ingredients like Parmesan cheese, chili pepper, or cinnamon instead of butter for a crunchy and delicious snack.