So officially you are eating for two now. Being pregnant is the amazing feeling and is the best time to take care of yourself and the best gift you can give your infant is taking proper care of yourself and eating right thing. When you are pregnant, normally hunger strikes you between meals, but its difficult to select the right snacks as if you are not careful can lead to some serious poundage. During pregnancy sometimes you probably wont make healthy choices all the time, sometimes you just go with what you are cravings or desires, even if it might be not good for your health and your baby too. Although it is important to eat right for your growing baby, it can be hard because of crazy cravings and schedule.
Options are several for snacks like a bag of chips and a candy bar but if you go with healthy homemade snacks it can be just as quick and easy as those pre packaged options available at the market. In this section, we are going to share some healthy snacks information for healthy pregnancy, take a close look on them:
Fruit, fruit and fruit!!! Fruits are the best option for a healthy snack. You can make different kind of items with fruits like can go with fruit salad or dipped in yogurt or can be taken as naked. These will provide you and your baby essential nutrients and also completes your cravings.
If you are craving something salty, choose nuts instead of chips, a better and healthy choice.
Want something filling and tasty, choose low fat yogurt.
If you are trying to watch your crabs, go with sandwiches with veggie stacked or turkey between two lettuce leaves rather than the slices of bread.
Sliced apples or any other fruit you like with a little peanut butter for protein
Keep sliced of celery, apple slices and crunchy carrots on the easily reachable place and eat whenever you want to eat something nutritional and tasty.
Instead of taking artificial crackers, choose whole grains crackers which are good for you and your baby health.
Veggies with hummus and cheese are also good option for proteins and other nutrients.
Granola and applesauce
If you are craving for toast, eat whole wheat toast with a little PB
Trail mix, stacked avocados and turkey
You want to eat something cool and tasty, keep some bananas in fridge and take them out after sometime, slice them with other fruits, add some fruit juice or little sugar, toss in some ice cubes and blend.
In addition, drink lots of water thats keep you hydrated and at the same time gives you feeling like full. Dont buy any junk food from grocery store, because if it is in the house, you may eat, when you feel hungry. If you want to eat sweets, go with small piece of candy bar or chocolates instead of the full one.