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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

Bumbolina Mon 15-Jul-13 21:52:19

I'm loving sushi at the moment. Most of the stuff in my local Sainsbury's is either tuna or chicken... no raw fish involved. It's super healthy and fairly filling too.

Tulipsandbuttercups Mon 15-Jul-13 21:47:58

I am eating cherry tomatoes and celery sticks like there's no tomorrow

PostladyPat Mon 15-Jul-13 21:39:25

Thank you all for your suggestions, am now well stocked up!

PostladyPat Mon 15-Jul-13 21:38:17

Fruit smoothie sounds lovely.....

WillYouDoTheFandango Mon 15-Jul-13 20:51:25

I ate lots of brown/granary toast with peanut butter as I was diabetic and had to limit fruit as it sent my sugars sky high. Maybe a bowl of Cheerios or similar?

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!

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!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

Chunks of frozen mango - yum!

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

These are great! Thank you

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?

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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!

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)

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 11:57:53

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

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

dark chocolate instead of milk grin

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.

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