Healthy Snacks

You might be reading in lots of different places about the foods you can’t eat while you’re pregnant and not feeling confident at all about what you can and can’t snack on.  Here are a few ideas for healthy snacks that are safe to eat during pregnancy and will supply you and your baby with nutrients you both need:

  • single serve yoghurts and smoothies
  • individually wrapped cheese wedges (NZ hard cheeses, not soft cheese or cheese from overseas)
  • mini tubs of fruit packed in its own juice or ready to eat fruit salad
  • granola bars (choose whole-grain, low-sugar varieties)
  • mini bags or boxes of dried fruit and nuts.  Make it yourself!  Try wholegrain cereal, almonds, walnuts and dried cranberries or raisins
  • fresh fruit (bananas, apples, pears, oranges – whatever is in season!)
  • pre-cut carrots and celery sticks
  • low fat cottage cheese – add in fruit and dried nuts
  • healthy soups
  • popcorn.