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June 20, 2023 3 min read 1 Comment

Hear us out… we totally get what pregnancy is like! Sometimes it’s just survival mode and you just eat what you can keep down, hello jatz crackers... and the cravings!

I craved chocolate ice cream with my second pregnancy and ate a bowl every night. It’s all about balance, right? Zero judgement or guilt inducing comments around here!

Buuut there is something wonderful about filling your growing body with nourishing food! It’s often about having simple swaps, something slightly healthier but still super tasty. We aren’t promising that these will take the place of your hot chip craving, but here are four nourishing and tasty snack ideas to try! Ps. And no, you don’t have to have a baby bump to enjoy these!

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Fancy Dates

Dates are scientifically proven to be beneficial for pregnant women and can bring on labour. The saying is “6 dates a day!” leading up to birth. Dates are full of fibre, antioxidants, and natural sugars that can give you a bit of an energy boost (which is helpful for that pregnancy fatigue.) I definitely don’t think I would naturally reach for a handful of dates but these fancy dates are a game changer! A perfect pick me up… without the processed sugar of say, a bowl of chocolate icecream.

Ingredients

Medjool Dates (These are larger and softer than regular dates)

All Natural Peanut Butter (We love Mayver’s Super Natural Crunchy Peanut Butter)

Dark Chocolate (We use Lindt 70%)

Sea Salt Flakes

Method

  1. Cut the dates open lengthwise and remove pits from dates.
  2. Fill with peanut butter.
  3. Put in the freezer for 10 minutes to harden slightly.
  4. Melt dark chocolate.
  5. Dip dates into the melted chocolate (If the chocolate is very thick, you can add a teaspoon of coconut oil)
  6. Sprinkle with sea salt.
  7. Freeze for 3 hours. Enjoy!

 

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Steamed Edamame 

Edamame (soybeans) are a perfect snack if you’re craving something filling and salty! They are packed with protein, folate, and Omega 3s. Edamame is found in the freezer section and so easy to prepare. Just steam them for 4 minutes and sprinkle with sea salt! Delish!

 

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Yogurt Bark

This is such an easy option when you’re craving something sweet and cold! Greek yogurt is packed with calcium and probiotics. It’s so simple to make and the options are endless!

Topping ideas

  • Chopped nuts (almonds, pistachios, macadamias, peanuts etc)
  • Coconut chips
  • Cocoa nibs
  • Muesli
  • Berries (strawberries, raspberries, blueberries)
  • Drizzle (dark chocolate, honey, white chocolate)

We went with pistachios, strawberries, and a drizzle of dark chocolate on the top.

Method

  1. Line a large baking tray with baking paper and spread the yoghurt (1-2 cups) over the paper in an even layer. (We added a teaspoon of pure organic vanilla extract and a tablespoon of honey to the yogurt)
  2. Add your chosen toppings, distributing them evenly over the yoghurt. We chose to drizzle with dark chocolate.
  3. Freeze for 2 hours or until solid.
  4. Carefully peel away the paper, then break the yoghurt into shards and place in a freezer safe container.

 

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Loaded Corn Thins

When you just need an easy, quick-grab option, loaded corn thins are your answer! They are filling and there’s so many topping options. It’s also a great option for those mamas who have faced morning sickness and need something a bit easier on the tummy.

Here’s our fave go-to options!

Tomato & Cream Cheese

Spread cream cheese on corn thin. Add thinly sliced tomato. Top with sea salt and cracked pepper.

Peanut Butter & Banana

Spread natural peanut butter on corn thin. Top with banana slices and drizzle with honey.

1 Response

Kaz
Kaz

June 22, 2023

Date snacks are AMAAZING YUMMO

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