Being pregnant is such a beautiful journey but it’s not always a cake walk! From trouble sleeping, back pain, swollen ankles to always being hungry, we totally get it. That’s why The Cool Mom Co has compiled a list of healthy pregnancy snacks that will leave you satisfied. Well, at least until your next craving!
Apple Slices with Nut Butter
Keep the peel on for that extra boost of fiber and add any nut butter (almond and cashew butters are our faves) for more nutrients.
Crackers and Cheese
Crackers were our best friend during the first few months to help combat nausea. Whip them out again and now add harder cheeses like cheddar or monterey jack for the mommy must have nutrient, calcium, which is essential for baby’s bone development.
We love a homemade trail mix recipe. Making it yourself is a great way to control the amount of sugar and add all your faves. Dried tart cherries have naturally occurring melatonin (good for sleep), dark chocolate contains heart-productive cocoa flavanols and almonds are almost entirely made up of heart healthy fat.
Try this recipe:
1/2 cup tart dried cherries
1/2 cup raw almonds
1/2 cup pecans
1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
1/2 cup dark chocolate pieces
Make sure to store in the fridge or freezer to keep fresh.
This potassium powerhouse can be made into guacamole or eaten with sea salt and lime. Add a side of low salt chips or veggies for a complete snack.
Greek Yogurt Bowls
Add granola, fresh fruit, pecans and shredded coconut for a nutrient dense bowl of goodness. Greek yogurt is loaded with protein, calcium and probiotics to help maintain a healthy digestive system, essential during pregnancy.
The recipes are endless. If you add a green, a fruit, a seed and a liquid you are on the right track. Try to use a good quality blender like Vitamix to purify and not leave chunks.
Try this recipe:
Handful of spinach or kale
2 Tbsps chia seeds
1/2 cup frozen banana
1/2 cup frozen strawberries
1/2 cup frozen blueberries
1 tsp turmeric
Add desired amount of water, depending on the consistency you like (or sub almond milk or yogurt)
We hope these recipes inspire you to take control of those cravings with a few healthy snacks. Let us know what your faves are.