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

Amazingly Healthy Snacks for Pregnancy to Try Right Now

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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 nutrient 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 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 can give you the extra boost you need.

 

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Are you a hungry pregnant mom who needs more energy? Are you trying to have a healthy pregnancy? This list of amazingly healthy snacks for pregnancy can help you curb cravings, boost nutrient and give you more energy. Now you can snack without the guilt! #pregnancy #healthypregnancy

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

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!

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Low Glycemic Fruit Snack Ideas

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

Snacks High in Protein for Pregnant Moms

During pregnancy you need extra protein. Boost your protein and get extra energy with these snack ideas.

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

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

 

Iron Rich Snacks for Pregnancy

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

Kale or spinach and artichoke dip
Liver – meatballs or pate 
Roasted chickpeas
Kale chips
Vegan Green Hummus – a super healthy homemade version from Fit as a Mama Bear 
Quinoa granola bars – make your own like these
Dried fruit including raisins, peaches, or prunes
Peanuts, pecans, walnuts, pistachios, almonds, cashews, or sunflower seeds
Natural beef jerky

Nutrient dense Snacks for Pregnancy

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 smoothies or in smoothie bowl. Use raw honey or pure maple syrup as sweetener.

Healthy Fat Snacks

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.

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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