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Healthy snacks - that satisfy a pregnant lady!

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PostladyPat Mon 15-Jul-13 11:09:22


I am 16 weeks pregnant and have finally thought I need to stop eating so much rubbish! I am eating chocolate and crisps everyday. I do manage to eat lots of fruit as well but I definitely weigh more at this point than I did with DS1.

So any ideas for pretty healthy snacks that I can eat a lot of and take to work? I have been going for oatcake and peanut butter but they don't stop the chocolate binge at 3pm! Thanks in advance

LostMySocks Mon 15-Jul-13 11:18:23

If you need something sweet try yoghurt. Contains milk so good for you and is quite filling

Kelly1814 Mon 15-Jul-13 11:20:00

my faves this week are:

chopped plums
chopped nectarines
chopped apples
ice ollies!l

was going for dried apricots and raisins but am off those this week.

PostladyPat Mon 15-Jul-13 11:20:07

Thanks LostMySocks I am quite fond of yogurt. Maybe I need to add some nuts and dried fruit to make it more interesting

AnythingNotEverything Mon 15-Jul-13 11:22:40

I find cheese quite filling, and despite my high intake I'm not piling on the pounds! A couple of Babybels mid morning keep me going until lunch.

Dried apricots are good too, but be prepared for the wind!

Madratlady Mon 15-Jul-13 11:29:43

Dried strawberries. They are as good as sweets!

Says me who's been eating toasted muffins with loads of butter as my main food for the last week.

burberryqueen Mon 15-Jul-13 11:33:01

dark chocolate instead of milk grin

PostladyPat Mon 15-Jul-13 11:57:53

Hmmm....some very good suggestions but now I want toasted muffins with lots of butter Madratlady...

islingtongirl Mon 15-Jul-13 12:18:23

I was having some yoghurt with some granola mixed in and chopped up banana - kept me going! So hard not to reach for the chocolate! I also recommend the dried apricots, edamame beans can be quite filling too if you fancy something savoury.

PostladyPat Mon 15-Jul-13 12:24:38

Its the ice creams at the moment....and milkshakes. I have decided to do something about it when I realised last week that I had consumed two Mars Bar Milkshakes in one day and not even blinked! (they were lush though)

EmB1715 Mon 15-Jul-13 12:42:39

I'm swearing by baked beans at the moment! Perhaps not the most healthy food but if you get the low salt, low sugar ones, they're not too bad. Full of protein and energy!

charlottesweb87 Mon 15-Jul-13 12:44:48

Dried fruit! My favourite is pineapple, mango & strawberry. I find they satisfy that sugar craving but so much healthier than chocolate or cake.

misskatamari Mon 15-Jul-13 12:47:06

I love houmous - either with ryvita or with carrot/celery sticks for some extra vitamins.

Chickpea1983 Mon 15-Jul-13 12:57:17

Defo on the humous, and my personal favourite is an extra bowl of cereal in the afternoon. Lots of vitamins in cereal plus the calcium from milk, and is very filling. So many varieties to keep it interesting too!

For me the key is to pack my snacks in the morning (or plan them ahead if I am working from home), to prevent me reaching for buttered toast or crisps.

kchapper5 Mon 15-Jul-13 13:08:38

Im another one for cereal, at least 3 bowls aday. oops

islingtongirl Mon 15-Jul-13 13:10:16

Yup I second cereal too! Sometimes I just snack on it dry confused also dried fruit and nuts, ryvita and philadelphia, or hummus as others have said. Rice crackers with honey or peanut butter?

PostladyPat Mon 15-Jul-13 13:31:33

These are great! Thank you

Knitella Mon 15-Jul-13 13:41:04

Chunks of frozen mango - yum!

redandyellowandpinkandgreen Mon 15-Jul-13 14:24:01

Nuts and seeds, cheese cubes, oatcakes. My drawer at work is just full of snacks!

MrsAVB Mon 15-Jul-13 14:31:52

My work snacks are:
Ryvita mini breaks packets
Baked stars crisps
Nature valley cereal bars
Cucumber and salad cream
Dried bananas
Choc milkshake cartons

Obviously not all at the same time... smile. I keep max 2 snacks in desk drawer and max 2 in handbag to avoid buying stuff whilst out.

PostladyPat Mon 15-Jul-13 14:50:29

Thank you, I am off to supermarket now! Did not even think of marshmallows!

islingtongirl Mon 15-Jul-13 14:53:16

Mm marshmallows grin am off to get some too - good tip!

MrsAVB Mon 15-Jul-13 17:35:53

Not sure they meet the healthy criteria mind, but who cares, we're pregnant! smile

ch1134 Mon 15-Jul-13 19:22:09

almonds, brazil nuts, walnuts, babybel, rice cakes, fruit, raisins...

I can't get enough fruit at the moment. We spent a tenner on it yesterday - got apples, bananas, peaches, nectarines, grapes, cherries, strawberries, oranges... only oranges, bananas and a couple of nectarines left!

purpleaura Mon 15-Jul-13 20:46:07

Today's highlight was a lemon curd yogurt with fresh raspberries mixed in. I also made a fruit smoothie with banana, nectarine, apple juice, cranberry and a dash of yogurt- that was SO good and kept me full for a few hours. I sometimes nibble those ryvitas that have raisins and seeds in them. They are surprisingly tasty and really filing too. I find if I eat a couple of those and wash them down with a glass of milk, I think the liquid makes the swell in my belly and they really fill me up!

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