25 One Handed Postpartum Snacks

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You’ve been through a lot growing a baby and experiencing childbirth. Now is the time to take care of yourself as your body is going through lots of changes during the 4th trimester.

Snacking is something that is bound to happen when you are home while recovering with a new baby.

So let’s make those snacks good for postpartum recovery.

This list includes must have postpartum snacks you can buy and recipes too. If you are still pregnant and preparing for after baby, you will find lots of great ideas for snacks you can stock up on now, or make ahead.

Best Postpartum Snacks

There are 3 things you want to look for when it comes to postpartum snacks.

First snacks that provide quick and easy nourishment.

Second it should includes foods that help you heal.

Third they should be healthy – meaning low in sugar and contain clean ingredients.

When looking for after birth snacks make sure to include postpartum healing foods.

This will help you get the nourishment you need for healing after childbirth, but also for breastfeeding and jump starting postpartum weight loss.

Some of the best postpartum snacks include:

  • date fruit
  • figs
  • almonds
  • sesame seeds

You can eat these foods alone, buy snacks with them as ingredients or make some recipes like the ones below that include these foods.

What kinds of snacks can you buy for postpartum?

Look for snacks that are real food based and contain clean ingredients.

Also look for snack that are breastfeeding friendly. This list of best packaged snacks for breastfeeding has a lot of good suggestions that are all high protein and low sugar (and you can buy on Amazon).

This brand has some excellent options just for postpartum to stock up on.

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Healthy postpartum snacks

This list below includes make ahead postpartum snacks and postpartum snacks to stock up on before baby arrives. Having a variety of healthy snacking options is so helpful when you have a newborn, are hungry and little energy for cooking.

Remember when snacking postpartum – it’s not about counting calories, but rather, it’s about how much nourishment you can get for you and baby.

Here is a quick list of easy postnatal snack ideas:

  1. Lactation snack bars – these are easy to make ahead
  2. Smoothies – use this breastfeeding protein powder for added nutrition and milk supply boost
  3. Energy bites (these postpartum replenishing bites are so good, great for on the go to!)
  4. Popcorn with nutritional yeast
  5. Dried fruit – dates, figs, apricots and goji berries are good choices
  6. Nut butter with celery, apple slices, gluten free toast or crackers
  7. Low sugar, gluten free lactation cookies
  8. Rice cakes with nut butter, bananas and hemp seeds
  9. Hummus and veggies
  10. Roasted chickpeas
  11. Kale chips
  12. Seaweed snacks, nori
  13. Guacamole and chips, veggies or crackers
  14. Coconut manna/butter – very delicious by the spoonful, in baked goods or smoothies
  15. Homemade energy balls (like these pumpkin energy balls)
  16. Chia pudding
  17. Wild caught canned sardines
  18. Smoked oysters
  19. Homemade or real fruit popsicles
  20. Deviled eggs with avocado
  21. Lactation bread
  22. Overnight oats – (this brand is made especially for breastfeeding moms and is so convenient)
  23. Turkey roll ups
  24. Trail mix
  25. Lactation granola (this recipe plus other homemade snacks in this ebook are so good!)
  26. Olives

This list of healthy freezer snacks also has some yummy recipes you can stock your freezer with!

You are definitely going to want to check out this postpartum grocery list too for more food and meal ideas for the 4th trimester.

More Postpartum Resources

Wondering how to care for your body and heal naturally after birth? This post shares some essentials for postpartum recovery that can help you care for your body and heal faster!

Worried why you still look pregnant after having a baby? These tips on flattening your postpartum tummy are a must read.

Need recipes that can help make breastfeeding easier? Check out this ebook with 12 healing freezer meal recipes specifically for postpartum. 

Want to avoid a colicky or fussy baby? Learn the foods to avoid while breastfeeding.

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