Easy-To-Make Snacks for the Pregnant Momby Elizabeth MacDonald
The thing with pregnancy is that you have a limited time to provide the healthiest environment for your growing baby. Following a proven diet recommendation, such as the Brewer's Pregnancy Diet helps to keep you on track - ensuring that you consume at least 80 grams of protein a day, lots of healthy fats, limited sugar, and less than limited processed items.
These recipes are easy-to-make, delicious, and most can be made in bulk and stored, making these snacks even better!
Easy-To-Make Snacks for the Pregnant Mom
The Amazing Green Superfood Popsicles (Found HERE)
I used our favorite smoothie recipe with probiotics, goat milk, mango, berries, and pineapple - tossed in a few of the superfoods and greens (chia seeds and spinach) and froze in popsicle molds. It's cheaper than buying the organic, probiotic filled whole-food popsicles at the store, that's for sure!
Peanut Butter Protein Balls (Found HERE)
These include oats, honey, vanilla, peanut butter, (optional) coconut, and chocolate chips all rolled into an easy-to-make, no-bake, protein-packed snack. These energy balls have become popular in the last few years, and with good reason. You'll think you are getting a chocolate treat, but you'll be meeting your nutritional needs too!
Protein Granola Bars (Found HERE)
Granola bars full of oats, dates (HELLO! These are known to speed labor up), seeds, nuts, peanut butter, and chocolate chips. (Yes, I'm aware there is no chocolate in this recipe, but what kind of granola bar doesn't have a bit of chocolate? So, I added a handful! - I doubled the oats and skipped the coconuts, for personal preference.)
Black Bean Salsa (Found HERE)
You can substitute things in and out of this recipe to make it your own. I add in organic edamame and limit the corn. I make a larger batch with hot sauce and jalapeños for myself, and a smaller batch without for my husband.
Hummus Wraps (Found HERE)
Hummus is a great way to pack in the protein! You can take this recipe and do whatever you want with it. I love to load the lettuce with hummus and top with anything from strawberries and shaved almonds to chicken and black beans. It's so good, I make it a meal!