Pregnancy Snacks: 15 Quick and Easy Ideas

Snacks and pregnancy go hand-in-hand! You’re pregnant and starving (all the time). You need quick, no-guilt snacks to nourish you and your growing baby. Read on for snack ideas to enjoy throughout your pregnancy.

A collage of snacks to enjoy during pregnancy.

Need snacking ideas while pregnant?

From protein infused coffee to homemade pimento cheese, I’ve got you covered! Let’s talk about some of my favorite snacks to enjoy during pregnancy! I’ve had the blessing of carrying two babies. I’ve learned a thing or two about snacking for two. 🙂 

Ideally, you want to choose something with protein, fat, and fiber. This will help satisfy that intense hunger and tide you over until the next meal! 

Tips for choosing a snack while pregnant

  • Look for something that includes protein, fat, and fiber.
  • Watch out for added sugars.
  • Choose whole, unprocessed foods.
  • Be aware of portions and serving sizes.
  • Wash it down with ice-cold coconut water for extra hydration!
  • Try cutting up veggies like carrots, celery, and bell peppers to keep in your fridge. To make it easier, buy pre-cut veggies or baby carrots. Get those veggies in any way you can, Sweet Mama!
  • When planning your snacks, focus on things you actually like eating. You want your healthy snacks to sound appealing when it’s time to eat! 

Here are 15 of my favorite quick and easy snacks to enjoy during pregnancy

A watermelon, pineapple, and coconut water smoothie in a glass.

1. Watermelon, pineapple, and coconut smoothie

This watermelon smoothie is under 100 calories, contains 1 ½ cups of fruit, and no added sugar. It’s very cooling and hydrating. The perfect pregnancy treat! Pair it with an ounce of cheese for some fat and protein. 

2. String cheese with fruit

Pair a piece of string cheese with an easy-grab fruit such as an apple, mandarin orange, or banana.

3. Grab & go salmon with veggies

Pair a flavored salmon packet with pre-cut veggie sticks. I love the black pepper and lemon pepper flavors. These are a great way to get protein and omega 3s and require no prep!

4. Fruit and peanut butter

Apple slices or a banana are classics paired with a serving of peanut butter.

5. Chips & salsa

Choose baked tortilla chips and freshly made salsa like peach pico de gallo or black bean and corn salsa for a fresh and healthy snack. Be mindful of the serving size of the chips and be sure to load up on the fresh salsa!

A bowl of peach pico de gallo with tortilla chips.

6. Yogurt

Choose a full-fat variety with little to no added sugar. I love plain Greek yogurt with cinnamon and almond butter stirred in.

7. Roasted nuts

A handful of roasted nuts. It doesn’t get any easier than this. I could even stomach plain roasted nuts during my first-trimester nausea fest.

8. Decaf Protein Coffee

Brew a cup of decaf coffee. Then, stir in 1 scoop of collagen protein powder, 1/4 tsp vanilla, a sprinkle of cinnamon, and your favorite milk. Enjoy it hot or iced! Pair it with a bowl of fresh berries to make it more filling. I love unflavored collagen peptides powder from Vital Proteins and I always keep a box of decaf coffee pods on hand!

A plate of homemade hummus garnished with chickpeas, paprika, and olive oil.

9. Hummus with Veggies

Make a batch of homemade hummus to enjoy throughout the week. It’s easy to make, and you have control over the ingredients.  Pair with with carrots, cucumbers, or sweet pepper strips for dipping.

10. Whole wheat toast with almond butter or avocado

Easy peasy! Quick. Easy. So gentle on your tummy. Sprinkle homemade everything bagel seasoning over your avocado toast for extra flavor and crunch! If you go the almond butter route, try topping it with fresh berries or a sprinkle of cinnamon.

11. Babybel cheese

Pair a piece of Babybel cheese with baby carrots and wheat thins.

12. A bowl of watermelon

Okay, I know this doesn’t have fat or protein, but it will hit the spot! I have a great guide to help you cut a melon into bite-sized pieces or slices! Fun fact- I carried my daughter for 42 weeks before being induced. Those last couple of months, I was eating a watermelon a week! You should see that little girl eat watermelon now! She is a huge fan.

A pile of watermelon sticks with the rind on.

13. String cheese with fruit

Pair a piece of string cheese with an easy-grab fruit such as an apple, mandarin orange, or banana.

14. Pickles & Cheese

Sharp cheddar cheese cubes with baby dill pickles. A personal favorite! Pair it with an apple or baby carrots to make it more filling and nutritious.

A dish of homemade pimento cheese spread with club crackers.

15. Pimento Cheese & Veggie Sticks

Pimento cheese is a common craving among pregnant women! Making it yourself ensures that you are using wholesome and safe ingredients. I love dipping veggies in homemade pimento cheese! Carrots and celery sticks are perfect dippers.

Happy snacking, Mama!

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