I am going to be totally honest with you, my pregnancy diet has been not great. During the first trimester it was a constant battle to find anything that sounded even remotely edible, and now as I near the end of the second trimester, I’m realizing how much my body seems to want sweets. I could literally eat cinnamon rolls every day and be the happiest pregnant woman in the world.
But as I saw this pattern of excess sugar, insufficient protein and calcium emerging, I decided I had to do better for me and for the baby. I am not normally a terrible eater, I’m great with fruits and veggies and I’m right on track with my weight gain, but the diet change has been a little tough. I’m finding that coming up with snack ideas is the toughest and probably most important part of staying on track.
As the baby slowly takes over more of my insides, my meals are getting smaller and snacks are becoming more important. I have to work hard to get my protein, fruits/veggies, calcium, and yes, carbs in each day. So when I started coming up with snacks I had a few criteria. They had to be at least somewhat portable, they had to taste good and they had to hit at least 2 dietary groups to count.
After several weeks of trying, these are my top 10 favorite pregnancy snacks.
What are your favorite pregnancy snacks?