T.H. asks from Phoenix, AZ on January 13, 2009
What Are You Favorite Pregnancy Snacks?
Just a quick request for ideas of what other preggos prepare for snacks throughout the day??
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V.R. answers from Phoenix on January 18, 2009
My first trimester was BBQ
2nd trimester was starbucks slushies (they don't have them anymore)
My 3rd trimester indulgence was Fresh Strawberry pies with whipped cream.
E.C. answers from Phoenix on January 14, 2009
When I worked, I would eat banana's, apples, grapes, I always loved the huge costco muffins! I would also snack on popcorn alot, it made my stomache less nauseas.
A.H. answers from Phoenix on January 14, 2009
Fresh fruit is a given, but canned peaches or pears (in light syurp) on lowfat cottage cheese was one of my regulars. Yogurt with some granola is also yummy. I get my yogurt from Trader Joes and it is divine. I also ate celery and natural peanut butter almost every day. Or celery with cream cheese. If you're home, a quick yogurt smoothie is really nice. I would put some yogurt, vanilla soymilk, frozen strawberries (or any frozen fruit you enjoy) with a banana and a couple of tablespoons of flaxseed meal and a touch of honey. So good and full of goodness too! Almonds are a great snack -- Trader Joes has a bazillion different kinds of nuts and nut snacks like trail mix - and they don't have a ton of salt or sugar. Whole grain crackers with some cheese, dry cereal that has fiber is always good too -- I would keep a baggie in the van and if I got hungry would have something nutritious to snack on. Congrats on your 2nd pregnancy and good luck with everything! I just had my 4th boy 10 weeks ago. Wish I still had the time to snack during the day!! :-) Take care!
S.C. answers from Phoenix on January 14, 2009
L.H. answers from Albuquerque on January 14, 2009
Frito Pie. That's all I ate. Ever. LOL
E.H. answers from Phoenix on January 18, 2009
These were some of my favourite pregnancy snacks, and in fact are still favourites (I'm breastfeeding and still have high calorie needs):
Baked sweet potato or ordinary potato topped with cheese and avocado, with salad on the side
A smoothie made of mango, raspberry, chocolate-flavoured protein powder, flax oil, and whole (vitamin D) milk
Nuts (especially almonds and walnuts)
Olive and rosemary bread with hummus (you can get the bread from Safeway - it has no additives or sugar and it's the same price as most sliced breads)
Fruit juice to drink
creme-caramels made with whole milk instead of cream, and extra eggs
K.R. answers from Phoenix on January 14, 2009
My absolute FAVE pregnancy snack was strawberries & lowfat cottage cheese. Yum!!
T. answers from Tucson on January 13, 2009
Hi, I really liked eating fruit and spoon fulls of peanut butter. Baby carrots are good too. good luck!
W.H. answers from Phoenix on January 14, 2009
I remember when I was preg and sub-teaching in school, I'd fill my pocket with a handful of raw nuts and slowly nibble on them throughout the day. Happy memories :-) Love almonds!!
Pretzels, baby carrots, apples, bananas, spoon of peanut butter or celery w/PB, toast, eng muffin (oh I remember a meltdown I had when the toaster caught fire once on my english muffin!! NOT a happy day LOL) Eggs (either cooked (w/ as little grease as u can) or hardboiled to take with & eat later). Fruits. dried fruits (apricots, raisins, etc). If you like bell pepper, slices of those. Cottage cheese (w/applesauce or pineapple or what you prefer)
Everytime I ate candy, I'd get sick! :-P
Not exactly a snack but I developed a fondness for swiss chard when I found that it was great at reducing water retention & swelling (which was horrible for me the last part of my pregnancy). Planted it in our garden and would have it often.