10 Snacks to Eat When You’re Expecting
Here are healthy snacks to eat while you're pregnant to keep you and your baby strong.
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.
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.
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.
Plus: Almond butter vs. peanut butter: which is healthier?
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.
Plus: Top reasons to eat more popcorn.