Do you have odd pregnancy cravings during the day, or night? Whether you want something sweet, salty, or crunchy, we have a few healthy smart snack options to satisfy those cravings.
Hummus, Pita and veggies:
Put together a platter of your favorite veggies, some whole wheat pita, and hummus.
Calorie breakdown: 140 calories per ounce of hummus, 30 calories for a cup of carrots, and none for celery. Pita bread adds about 150 calories per piece.
Baked potato with yogurt or cream:
This isn’t a conventional craving but is the perfect comfort food for snack time. The baked potato combined with the sour cream or yogurt is delish.
Calorie breakdown: 280 calories for the baked potato, yogurt adds just 32 calories per ¼ cup, Greek yogurt comes with 0% fat. ¼ cup of cream contains 120 calories.
This creamy, fresh and sweet smoothie will have you slurping up the drink in no time.
Calorie breakdown: 70 calories for a cup of mixed berries, 105 calories in a single banana, 50 calories in an apple, and 90 calories for a glass of skimmed milk.
Peanut butter and banana:
This heavenly combo satisfies your taste buds while delivering a good dose of potassium and proteins all in one.
Calorie breakdown: 105 calories for a banana, 190 calories for two tablespoons of peanut butter.
Nuts and dried fruits:
Pre-packed mixes are an easy fix but you need to keep a check on the sodium. Instead, try to mix equal parts of your favorite nuts and dried fruits and snack on a fistful once a day.
Calorie breakdown: 300-400 calories per handful.
Salsa and chips:
Prepare fresh salsa according to your liking and bake some fresh chips to get a healthy take on this snack.
Calorie breakdown: 40 calories for ½ cup of salsa and 120 calories for 15-20 baked chips.
There you have it, some tasty and healthy snacks for you momma-to-be.