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Eating nutritious food is very important when you are pregnant.
Pero ang hirap, di ba?*
When you are having an extreme case of awful morning sickness (which, incidentally, does not happen only in the morning. In my case, my morning sickness happened from noon until nighttime. I am weird that way hehe), it is very important that you eat something nutritious.
Which is pretty hard, when you are throwing up and all.
What got me through my morning sickness is eating every 2-3 hours since a lot of times, morning sickness is triggered by hunger pangs.
Here are some delicious and healthy snacks for pregnant women.
By the way, Corrie Cooks is a great website when you are really into a rush and need to whip up something delicious and healthy.
Fruits and Cheese
Two of the healthy snacks pregnant women can have are fruits and cheese. Fruits give relief from morning sickness. Also, they contain an abundance of vitamin such as Vitamin C from oranges and other citrus fruits plus they are an incredible source of fiber, which you really need when you are pregnant. Pair fruits with cheese which is a good source of protein and calcium, which are also very important when pregnant.
Cereal With Berries
A good way to get plenty of fiber, protein, calcium, and antioxidants with your snack is by having a small bowl of cereal with berries. Choose a high-fiber or whole grain cereal, then combine that with milk of your choice. I happen to love Athena, by the way, but you can have regular milk, soy , and almond milk. Top it with fresh berries for added vitamins and antioxidants.
Hummus With Veggies
Veggies are a great snack to have, but sometimes a little boring all on its own. Instead of combining them with a dip that might not have a lot of nutrients, even though delicious, why not try hummus? This is almost entirely made up on chickpeas, so you are getting even more veggies just with the dip alone. Dip your favorite raw veggies in the hummus, and add a few pieces of pita bread or pita chips as well. This is a low-fat snack that is easy to prepare and provides you with a lot of nutrients.
Bananas and Peanut Butter
A delicious and nutritious snack to enjoy between meals during pregnancy is bananas with peanut butter. You can try this a few different ways. An easy way is to simply spread some peanut butter on the banana and have little bites. You can also dip a frozen banana in peanut butter for a treat in the evenings, or have yourself a banana and peanut butter smoothie with almond milk.
Eggs aren’t just for breakfast! They are a wonderful snack when you’re pregnant due to the high level of vitamin D, which helps you absorb calcium and other nutrients. You can have a hard-boiled egg with cheese or fruit, have some scrambled eggs, or enjoy an egg on a whole-grain English muffin. If you want a more filing snack, consider making some egg salad for a nice sandwich.
Yes, that’s right, you can have chips when you are pregnant. BUT! Only healthy chips like CRAVE HEALTHY.
Crave Healthy is the first snack product in the Philippines specifically made for the pregnant women by doctors and nutritionists.
Crave Healthy is nutritious.
Crave Healthy contains the following essential nutrients:
- Folic Acid,
- Iron, and
These nutrients are critical for the mom and her growing baby.
If you are worried about salt, which chips are so notorious for, Crave Healthy surprisingly has reduced salt. It has just the right amount of calories that give the pregnant woman that extra energy she needs daily.
With Crave Healthy, pregnant women don’t have to worry. It is healthy as well as delicious. Plus, it helps with those hunger pangs and food cravings.
A pack of Crave is worth Php 25.00 at 30 grams each. It’s available online at www.cravehealthysnacks.com, select Med Express branches, and select Robinsons Supermarket outlets.