10 healthy snacks for added energy in pregnancy
During pregnancy, some people prefer eating small meals more regularly, or having snacks between meals, especially in the third trimester.
During the third trimester of pregnancy, it is recommended that you have an extra 200 calories if you are active. It is best to choose snacks that can give you the energy and nutrients that you and your baby need. Try to avoid snacks that are high in fat, salt and sugar and save these for a special treat.
These snacks are all around 200 calories and will provide you with added energy and nutrients.
Malt loaf with a satsuma
Boiled egg and wholemeal toast
Red lion eggs are safe to eat raw or runny during pregnancy. Find out more about how to eat eggs safely.
Wholemeal toast with honey and apple slices and milk
Popcorn with apple slices and milk
Pitta bread, houmous, pepper and cucumber sticks and milk
Spicy potato wedges with tomato salsa
Avocado on melba toast with cherry tomatoes and red pepper sticks
Extra calcium and iodine snacks
It is important that women get enough calcium and iodine when they are pregnant. These snacks can help you get enough of these nutrients if you eat at least one portion a day.
Soya yoghurt with mango
Frozen yoghurt with grapes
Yoghurt and fresh fruit smoothie
This recipe makes 4 portions of about 200ml
- 400g natural yoghurt
- 100ml milk 320g berries (blueberries, strawberries, blackberries)
Each portion uses 100g yoghurt, 25ml milk and 80g berries.
Place all the ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. Or, place in a jug and blend using a hand-held blender. Serve immediately.