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Pregnancy Snack

Healthy Snacks during Pregnancy While On the GoPregnancy snack 2During pregnancy it can be challenging to choose the best nutrition-rich diet while working or going somewhere else. In fact the snacks you eat during the whole day matter much for your health as they can provide at least 25% of the total calories you consume during a day.

You can always have a nutritious and quick ready to eat snack with you by working in a planned manner. Some general rules in this regard, which should always be kept in mind, are given here under.

You should eat three smaller meals along with healthy snacks in between them to ensure the amount of nutrients needed by your body at this time.The fridge at your work, drawer of your car or desk or your purse should be stocked with enough amount of convenient and healthy food items including apples, whole grain crackers, nuts, low fat yogurt and cheese strings etc.

Vegetables, fruits, grains, protein and dairy are the five food groups from which you can cho ose a combination of at least two ingredients for making your snacks. In order to supply proteins, fat, carbohydrates, minerals and vitamins to you and your baby it is necessary to eat a good variety of foods. Nutrient rich foods should be eaten frequently to avoid craving causing intense hunger any time. Drinking plenty of water is also important for helping in your digestion, forming amniotic fluid and building new tissues during pregnancy. You can easily complete your target by drinking at least ten glass of 8 ounce water in a day from the flask in your purse or desk drawer.

Choose a convenient and healthy food

Some five minute ideas to prepare a quick mini-meal or a low calorie snack like ordering for a fast food are here under.

Buy an insulated thermos and lunch box to carry perishable drinks and food while going out somewhere. Precut vegetables or fruits can be stored in a reusable container or a small bag to at while on the goYou can find out a place to get fresh and healthy food at the spots you frequently visit.

Simple ideas for on-the-go snackspregnancy snack 3

  • One tbsp peanut butter with half of banana and half pocket of whole wheat of pita
  • One tbsp of peanut butter or one ounce low-fat string cheese with a small apple
  • 1 ounce of low-fat cheese with two tbsp of picante salsa and 1 ounce of low-fat tortilla chips
  • ¼ cup of Greek style hummus with red pepper strips, baby carrots and celery
  • 1/2 ounce of dry-roasted peanuts with 1 ounce of honey-wheat pretzels
  • 2 snack-size raisin boxes and 4 ounce low-fat fruit yogurt
  • One Tbsp. of peanut butter with two graham cracker squares
  • 4 ounce vanilla low fat yogurt with 4 ounces of mixed fruits
  • 1/2 cup of cereal squares, 1/2 ounce of peanuts along with 1/4 cup of dried fruit
  • One Tbsp. of low-fat cream cheese, 1/2 cup of fruit and mini oat-bran bagel

Thus healthy meals and snacks can be made regular part of your on the go diet along with your everyday diet just by making a little planning.

Pregnancy Snack October 8, 2014
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