Healthy Snacks to Eat While Expecting


1.Apples, Peanut Butter, and Crackers

For pregnant women, the best snacks — like this one — combine things from at least two food groups.

With protein, fiber, and healthy fats, you’ll stay full between meals. Spread 1 or 2 tablespoons of peanut butter onto sliced apples and whole-grain crackers. Choose natural instead of regular peanut butter, which has unhealthy hydrogenated oil. Try different combos of nut butter (almond, cashew) and fruit (pears, bananas), too.


2.Tortilla Chips With Guacamole

For a crunch craving, choose whole-grain, higher-fiber tortilla chips. Dip them in guacamole, which is high in folate, a B vitamin that helps prevent birth defects. (It also contains heart-healthy fats.) If you don’t love avocados, protein-rich bean dip is a good option. Baked chips are better for you than fried.