Women's Healthcare Tips: Healthy Pregnancy Snacks For Gestational Diabetes

During pregnancy, women often crave some food intermittently. Here are some smart snacks which can be eaten at home anytime.

Tavishi Dogra
Written by: Tavishi DograPublished at: Mar 20, 2020
Women's Healthcare Tips: Healthy Pregnancy Snacks For Gestational Diabetes

There are several types of hormonal changes in women during pregnancy, along with their hunger. Many times pregnant women crave for various food items and demands to eat differently. But while eating favourite things, it is also important to keep in mind that, are these healthy for a pregnant woman? A pregnant should eat healthy smart snacks instead of fried items. Let us tell you about some healthy and light snacks that can be eaten during pregnancy.

6 Smart Snacks For Pregnant Women

Apples, Peanuts and Crackers

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Pregnant women can eat snacks made of apples, peanuts and crackers after meals. To make it, add chopped apple, crackers and spread 1 or 2 tbsp of peanut butter on them. This snack can also be made and eaten with various combinations of butter, nuts, (almonds, cashews) and fruits (pears, bananas).

Greek Yoghurt

 
 
 
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When you’re not feeling your best, so you rummage around in your freezer to find some leftover pancakes 😋. I popped mine in the toaster and then served them up in a yoghurt bowl, easy as! I’ve actually woken up with a very sore throat and a cold, so I’ll be taking it very easy today. Currently sitting in bed in my trackies, proof reading a friend’s dissertation, with a big mug of tea. Fingers crossed a few days of rest will shift whatever is going on as there’s quite a few things that I need to get done this week! Deets 🥞: spelt pancakes (not exactly sure what else was in them as I made them ages ago #freezerfind) on top of Greek yoghurt mixed with cinnamon and @linwoodshealthfoods ground flaxseed, raspberries, strawberries, a drizzle of @seadfoods chocolate sesame butter + a drizzle of honey ✨ #mylifeisforliving

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Low-fat Greek yoghurt should be eaten every day during pregnancy so that you and your baby can get enough calcium for strong bones and teeth. It has less sugar (than plain yoghurt) and is healthier. For protein and fibre, you can also mix it with 1 to 2 tablespoons of nuts like berries, raisins, almonds and some chopped fruits.

Chocolate

 
 
 
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RECETA súper fácil ❤️ Menciona a la persona que le compartirías estos alfajores de CHOCO OREO🤤 ✔️1 paquete de @oreo ✔️100 gr @casancremarg ✔️100 gr de Dulce de leche repostero ✔️200gr de chocolate blanco Aprox ✔️Dulce de leche o Nutella c/n Es muy fácil 😱 🔺Batir el Dulce de leche con el casancrem. 🔺Abrir la galletita Oreo por la mitad y sacar el relleno. 🔺Con ayuda de una manga pastelera rellenar los borde de la tapita con la mezcla de Chocotorta dejando en el centro sin relleno. 🔺Agregar en el centro una cucharadita de dulce de leche o Nutella y cerrar con la otra tapita el alfajor 🔺Llevar al freezer por 3 horas. 🔺Derretir el chocolate blanco cada 30 segundos en microondas y bañar los alfajores, dejar enfriar hasta que el chocolate se endurezca y listo 😉✨

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Chocolate may reduce the risk of preeclampsia in pregnant women. This is a situation when some pregnant women suffer from high blood pressure and other problems. Apart from this, if you want to avoid your snack from being too sweet, then you can eat fruits mixed with chocolate. Chocolate yoghurt is also very beneficial for your gut.

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Tuna sandwich

 
 
 
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Our take on the Tuna Melt features New York State white cheddar. Do yourself a favor—try one today. 📷 @hungrycarol

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It is okay for pregnant women to eat fish two to three times per week. In this case, light protein-rich tuna (containing omega-3 fatty acids and DHA), helps your baby's brain develop. For extra fibre and healthy fat, you can also eat tuna by mixing it with avocado as a sandwich. If you are on a trip, carry a sealed single-serve pouch of tuna and a bag of whole-grain crackers. With this, you can make and eat it as a fresh snack anywhere.

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Popcorn and Nuts

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Apart from this, women can get some necessary vitamins for childbirth by eating it. At home or work, you can eat fibre-rich popcorn. You can make a smart snack by adding peanuts and light salt to a handful of popcorn. If you are having sweet cravings, then you can calm your hunger by eating chocolate-covered peanuts.

Tortilla Chips and Guacamole

For a crunchy craving, choose high-fibre tortilla chips made from grains. Dip them in guacamole (high folate). Vitamin-B, which helps prevent birth defects, also contains heart-healthy fats. Baked chips may be a better snack for you than fried.

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