Healthy Pregnancy Snacks You Can Eat

 
12-Jan-2011 by

All pregnant women should follow a healthy diet during pregnancy in order to ensure good health for both the mother-to-be and the unborn child. Many a time, you crave for healthy pregnancy snacks you can eat apart from the normal full-sized meals. Pregnancy is all about satisfying your heart and mind along without having to overlook health. Even though most of us would have discovered that while planning full-sized meals may be easy, healthy pregnancy snack ideas are hard to come by.

 

Listed below are some mouth watering, safe and healthy pregnancy snacks that would satisfy your cravings as well as be part of your pregnancy diet plan. Munch on these healthy pregnancy snacks during those important months:

 

Smoothie – use fresh ingredients to make lovely healthy pregnancy snacks. Blend, ½ cup of apple juice, a cup of fresh peaches and ½ cup yogurt to make a healthy smoothie that can be part of your pregnancy snack ideas.

Crisps – eating chips and crisps are a big no – no during pregnancy. Fret not for there are healthy crisps that can be made at home to satisfy your cravings for the same. Cut small pieces of tortillas after brushing them with oil. Bake in the oven until crispy. Enjoy pregnancy snack ideas without fear of eating wrong.

Sandwich – if you feel like having small pregnancy snacks in between meals, go for a chicken sandwich with 2 whole grain bread slices, some cooked chicken, lettuce, tomatoes, cucumber and anything else you feel like eating. You have just made one of the most satisfying pregnancy snacks that can be eaten any time.

 

Salads – cucumber salad is one of the best pregnancy snacks that can be prepared easily. Mix peeled, sliced cucumber and a red onion in a bowl. Toss the salad in a dressing of olive oil, cider vinegar, salt, sugar and black pepper. The salad can be eaten after refrigeration for 30 minutes.

 

Milk and Cereal – drinking milk is necessary for the child and mother-to-be during pregnancy. If consuming plain milk is not very appealing, try adding it to cereal of your choice and throw in some almonds and berries to keep it interesting.

 

You can come up with many more such easy healthy pregnancy snack ideas to enjoy your pregnancy cravings.

 

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