The past couple weeks of my pregnancy I’ve been eating more snacks than actual meals. And I have indulged some. For instance, a few days ago, I had a hot Krispie Kreme donut… my first ever. I’ve had a Krispie Kreme donut before, but never a hot one. And now I understand what all the hoopla is about. It was so good.
Even though I think not-so-great-for-us foods are alright in moderation, I do try to eat well most of the time. And I’ve developed a list of my favorite “fast food” snacks. Each of these are portable, quick, and easy… not to mention yummy!
Gala apples: I love all apples, but lately I’ve been craving Gala apples. I usually try to pair my apple with peanut butter, cheese, or a small handful of nuts.
KIND bars: These are so yummy, and very healthy. Those of us with PCOS even have the option of choosing a variety that has less than 5 grams of sugar.
Trail Mix: Lately I include nuts, seeds, dried fruit, and some form of chocolate in our trail mix. I love the sweet and salty combo!
String cheese, or cheese cubes: Cheese is a great source of both protein and calcium, and it has been one of my favorite snacks recently.
Club crackers: I either eat them plain, or with goat cheese. I know most people caution against soft cheeses during pregnancy, but I’ve asked my doctor about it, and he said to go for it. It’s higher in protein than cow cheese, and I love the taste. I do not eat it often; nor do I eat it in large quantities, but I do snack on it occasionally.
Grapes: These are a good substitute for when I really want candy. And occasionally, I will just have candy, but I generally feel better if I skip the candy and go for the grapes… one of my favorite fruits!
Berries: Berries are another great choice for those of us with PCOS, and they are a great way to satisfy the sweet tooth!
Tortilla chips with guacamole: Avocado is apparently a pregnancy superfood, so it may be a good idea to snack on guacamole instead of salsa.
Banana with peanut butter: This is an oldie but a goodie… great for a quick breakfast, or for an afternoon snack.
Dried apricots: Dried apricots are lower in sugar than many other dried fruits, which makes them a great choice for those of us with PCOS. And I love the taste!
Activia Greek yogurt: This provides a good balance of carbs and protein, and it’s perfectly sweet and creamy.
We are heading to Nashville tomorrow for a quick, impromptu trip in order to have our taxes done. I plan on packing quite a few of the snacks on my list!
Whether you are pregnant or not, I would love to hear what some of your favorite go-to snacks are!