Organic Snacks for the Pregnant Woman on the Go!
I’m officially 8 weeks pregnant and have been feeling like, well, crap. It is amazing to me that the food I used to absolutely love is not appealing to me anymore. Before I was pregnant, I could literally eat a giant bag of trial mix in one sitting. I loved it! Now, that thought of it makes me want to barf and I don’t know why. I’m finding it harder to eat the healthy foods I once loved because I have become so picky lately…HOWEVER, I think I have found the trick! They key is variety. I need to constantly change my daily snacks or I will get so sick of them so quickly.
So as long as I keep changing it up, I’m good! I have a job that requires me to drive all day long so my snack bag sits on the passenger’s seat. I reach over to it every fews hours for a boost. Considering packing these delicious, healthy snacks to munch on during your work day!
Organic Snacks for Pregnant Women Reviews
*TIP* Buy small portions. I purchased a giant bag of Organic Brazil Nuts (as they used to be my favorite nut). I had a few for a snack two days in a row and now they nauseate me. Buying smaller amounts of snacks rather than buying in bulk and prevent things from going to waste.
-All organic whole fruit- Get what’s in season and constantly change it up!
-All organic raw veggies- Those baby carrots are especially easy to throw in a baggie and nosh on later.
- Peeled Snacks Organic Dried Mango- Also available in apple, cherry, apricot, pineapple, and banana but mango is my fav! They are literally just organic dried fruit with no other junk added. They taste like candy but are packed with vitamins and fiber. They carry the mango and apple ones at Starbucks for easy access!
-Boxes of organic raisins- I forgot how much I love raisins! Snack on these for a good source of iron.
-Nuts, nuts, nuts- All types of trail mix with dried fruits and nuts are a much healthier choice in the snack machine than candy bars or chips. For some reason, I am experiencing a food aversion from nuts at the moment but I normally think they are yummy and a great source of vitamins, minerals, and protein.
-Peanut butter on apples, carrots, or celery- Although I’m anti-nuts right now, I still love peanut butter. Putting it inside the celery crevice is tasty and reminds me of when I brought snacks to kindergarten. Try almond butter for a nice change!
-Organic Apple Sauce
-Soy chips- Although I don’t have a ton of these because they are highly processed, they are a much better alternative to chips and definitely kick that salty craving. They also provide some protein as well.
-Whole grain crackers- Okay, these aren’t the most nutritious snack on the planet but sometimes crackers are about all I can get down. Opt for the whole grain or whole wheat ones to get the most nutritional value out of them. Of course, aim for organic when possible. This will prevent any high fructose corn syrup or other no-no’s from creeping into your crackers.
-Smoothies- Whip up a smoothie to go with any lingering fruit in the fridge and a little soy milk (vitamin fortified). No time to make a smoothie at home? Grab a “Naked” juice which is packed with real fruit or order a Banana Chocolate Smoothie with soy milk at Stabucks (and hold the protein powder as it has chicory root extract which isn’t safe for pregnancy). It’s a delicious pick me up for the afternoon!