Pregnancy is a joyful time for moms-to-be, but as you decorate the nursery and plan for the baby’s arrival, don’t forget to take precautions to prevent prenatal infections. They can be dangerous for both mother and baby.
During pregnancy, it’s even more important to focus on eating healthy, clean food. Here are a few healthy snacks that are easy to carry with you while you’re on the go!
1. Trail Mix
Some trail mix contains a lot of calories. However, if you make your own with almonds, cashews and pistachios, you’ll have a healthy snack that’s packed with flavor!
2. Lara Bars
Not all granola bars are good for you. A lot are loaded with artificial ingredients. However, Lara Bars are the exception. They usually contain less that five ingredients and are perfect for taking with you on the go.
3. Hard Boiled Eggs
Hard boiled eggs are the perfect snack because, not only are they loaded with protein, but recent studies show they also contain choline, which protects a baby against neural tube defects.
4. Baby Carrots
Baby carrots are rich in flavor, high in fiber and easy to take with you. If you want to add a little extra pop to this snack, try dipping them in hummus.
5. Peelable Fruit
Bananas and oranges are simple, health pregnancy snacks. Have a little pregnancy fatigue? The natural sugars in these fruits can give you the extra kick you need!
6. Natural Fruit Cup
Even though some fruit cups contain syrup, you can find fruit cups that are packed in natural fruit juice.
Consult your physician for more information on healthy foods to eat during pregnancy.