As you will already know by now the pregnancy process can ramp up your appetite dramatically! Not only making you hungrier than ever before, but for the strangest of things too.
However, if like me you’re affected by morning sickness it can sabotage your appetite massively so it’s good to know what you can do to make sure your baby is still getting those vital nutrients it needs. That’s where these perfect little snacks come in handy!
Handful of mixed nuts
Nuts are a great snack for on the go. Not only do they taste delicious, they’re full of protein, fat, fibre and a wide range of key vitamins and minerals.
Peppers, carrot batons and hummus
Made primarily from chick peas, hummus is rich in fibre, protein and folic acid which is super for your baby’s development. Carrots are high in Beta-carotene which have high antioxidant properties and vitamin A which is crucial for healthy eyesight.
Rice cakes with cottage cheese
This low-fat, low calorie choice is not only rich in bone-building calcium, but it’s also a gentle snack if you’re tackling morning sickness.
Bursting with protein, calcium, folic acid, and vitamins A and B, these cooked soy beans are a great way to keep those tummy rumbles at bay.
Greek yogurt parfait
Packed full of protein and calcium. Yogurt also contains probiotics which help you keep a healthy digestive system. Topping Greek yogurt with fresh blueberries adds nearly 4 g of fibre and only 84 calories, bonus an antioxidant boost!
Mashed avocado on crackers
If you’ve been troubled by leg cramps throughout your pregnancy, it’s time to ramp up your avocado intake! A lack of potassium can trigger leg muscles to cramp.
Bananas are naturally free of fat, cholesterol and sodium! A great source of dietary fibre, vitamin C and manganese. Fibre can help prevent and relieve very common pregnancy discomforts such as constipation and haemorrhoids.
Bananas contain high levels of potassium which eases the unpleasant side effects such as reducing the frequency and severity of leg cramps and reduce swelling.
Bananas are an excellent source of vitamin B6 which plays an important role in the development of your baby’s central nervous system.