Healthy snack ideas for pregnancy based on nourishing, nutrient dense foods.

50+ Easy Healthy Pregnancy Snacks (high protein + low sugar)

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Are you a hungry pregnant mom who needs more energy? Are you trying to have a healthy pregnancy? There are lots of real food, healthy pregnancy snacks that can help you curb cravings, boost nutrients and give you more energy. Snacking can be good for you when you choose your snacks wisely. This list of healthy snacks for pregnancy is based on nourishing, nutrient dense foods so that you can snack without the guilt.

During pregnancy you need to eat A LOT of good food to grow a healthy baby.

Eating snacks 2-3 times per day is a good idea to help balance blood sugar and boost energy. Nutrient dense snacks and healthy pregnancy recipes can give you the extra boost you need.

Taking care of yourself and eating well will help make it easier to have a healthy pregnancy.

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List of Healthy Pregnancy Snacks

The pregnancy snacks in this list are based on the basic principles of nourishing your pregnant body outlined in this post here. The snacks are generally gluten free and paleo friendly.

These are great healthy snacks for pregnancy cravings as they are low and sugar and high in protein.

The pregnancy snack ideas listed are divided into the following categories:

  • Low glycemic fruit
  • Snacks high in protein
  • Iron rich snacks
  • Nutrient dense snacks
  • Healthy fat snacks

Many of the snacks fall into multiple categories! The best effort has been made to arrange them appropriately for quick reference.

The focus here is on real food snacks that are easy to prepare, or that you can buy.

This pregnancy grocery list has lots of good ideas too.

Stocking your fridge and pantry with the healthiest foods will make it easy to choose wisely.

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This list of healthy snacks is not just for pregnancy though! It is also useful for postpartum, breastfeeding and busy mom life. Eating nourishing snacks is a habit that all moms can use!

If you’d like to learn more about how to eat the best possible diet while pregnant for growing a healthy baby, check out the Perfect Pregnancy Plan.

Low Glycemic Fruit – Snack Ideas while Pregnant

Keeping your blood sugar balanced is important during pregnancy. These low glycemic fruits can be good choices for keeping gestational diabetes under control.

  • Cherries
  • Grapefruits
  • Bananas
  • Apples
  • Pears
  • Strawberries
  • Peaches
  • Oranges
  • Blackberries, blueberries, raspberries
  • Mango

Check out these pregnancy smoothie recipes containing the fruits above.

Nuts are an excellent source of protein and iron. Perfect healthy pregnancy snack!

Good Protein Snacks for Pregnancy

During pregnancy you need extra protein.

Boost your protein and get extra energy with these high protein snacks for pregnancy.

  • Peanut, almond or sunbutter with celery, apple slices, gluten free toast or crackers
  • Rice cakes with nut butter, bananas, raisins and hemp seeds
  • Pregnancy energy balls – with almonds, date fruit and cacao.
  • Goji Berries
  • Figs
  • Brazil nuts, almonds, walnuts, cashews, sunflower seeds, pepitas
  • Trail mix
  • Hummus
  • Natural beef jerky

Iron Rich Pregnancy Snacks

Have low iron levels during pregnancy? Boost your body and avoid pregnancy anemia with these iron rich snack ideas.

Nutrient Dense Snacks to Eat while Pregnant

All of these snack ideas have a variety of nutrients and superfoods to help you grow a healthy baby.

  • Homemade larabars – These Coconut Cream Larabars are fantastic (I made them for my last labor)
  • Homemade energy bites/balls – these can be customized and made ahead
  • Seaweed snacks, nori
  • Smoothies – like my favorite green smoothie 
  • Dark chocolate
  • Deviled eggs with avocado
  • Eggs for scrambles, omelets, egg sandwiches or hard boiled eggs
  • Overnight oats or Soaked oatmeal
  • Granola – this is my favorite recipe and favorite store brought brand
  • Cut up fresh veggies (cucumbers, carrots, baby tomatoes, broccoli, celery) with homemade yogurt dip
  • Lemon salted cucumbers
  • Guacamole
  • Dried fruit – dates, apricots or cranberries
  • Beet hummus, white bean hummus or carrot hummus
  • Veggie Pate –  a vegan version from 10 Things Yoga Mama loaded with goodness
  • Yogurt – Greek or homemade with toppings hemp seeds, flax seeds, chia seeds, granola, fresh fruit (banana, blueberries, strawberries, peaches, etc.) Eat alone, as pregnancy smoothies or in smoothie bowl. Use raw honey or pure maple syrup as sweetener.

Healthy Fat Snacks for Pregnancy

All of these healthy snacks for pregnancy help to boost your healthy fats such as Omega 3’s.

  • Coconut manna/butter – sooooo amazing by the spoonful, or in baked goods or smoothies
  • Fat bombs – made using coconut oil or grass fed butter these are more like a dessert that’s good for you.
  1. Fudge Fat Bombs
  2. Chocolate Cherry Fat Bombs
  3. Blueberry Cheesecake Fat Bombs
  • Chia pudding
  • Buttered radishes with Kerry Gold butter – seriously good way to get in healthy fats!
  • Wild caught canned sardines, anchovies and smoked oysters
  • Gluten free bagel with cream cheese + smoked salmon + avocado (optional add: red onion, capers, tomato)
  • Ice cream or popsicles made with coconut milk – this snickerdoodle caramel ice cream also has date fruit which can help with an easy labor!

Now that’s A LOT of good food to fill your hungry belly!

List of healthy snack ideas for pregnancy. Protein snacks for morning sickness, low glycemic fruit for moms with gestational diabetes and healthy fat snacks to get your through the day!

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