10 super snacks to help your baby grow

During pregnancy eating small more frequent meals can help with sickness. If you want a snack, there are lots of healthier options.

A couple of oatcakes, a banana, some berries or a small bag of unsalted nuts will be better for you and will fill you up for longer than sweets, chocolate, biscuits or crisps. Try some of these interesting ideas.

Malt loaf with a satsuma

Malt Loaf and Satsumas

Boiled egg and wholemeal toast

Egg and toast

Wholemeal toast with honey and apple slices, with milk

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Popcorn with apple slices, with milk

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Pitta bread, houmous, pepper and cucumber sticks, and soya milk

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Oatcakes, celery sticks and houmous, with milk

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Custard with apricots

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Frozen yoghurt with grapes

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Soft cheese and banana platter

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Pear and almonds

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Sources

  1. Many thanks to Dr Helen Crawley from The First Steps Nutrition Trust for these recipes.
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Last reviewed on August 1st, 2016. Next review date August 1st, 2019.

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  • By Anonymous (not verified) on 6 Nov 2017 - 15:59

    You have mentioned here for '10 super snacks' to have 'Soft cheese and banana platter' but I was under the impression that you could not have soft cheese as it is unpasteurised? If there are any cheeses, please can you confirm which would be safe to eat?

  • By Midwife @Tommys on 6 Nov 2017 - 16:21

    Hi, Yes there is a misconception that all soft cheese is unpasteurised but in fact most of it is pasteurised. Just check the labels before you buy.
    Cheeses you can eat in pregnancy are :
    Cottage cheese,
    Mozzarella,
    Feta,
    Cream cheese including Mascepone,
    Quark,
    Paneer,
    Halloumi,
    Processed cheese spreads.
    Hope you enjoy your new found cheese freedom!

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