Healthy Pregnancy Snacks

Crunchy Granola Smoothie Pops
How to make them: Blend ten ounces of your favorite frozen fruit along with two cups of plain low-fat or fat-free yogurt, and puree until smooth. Stir in one-third cup of granola, and then pour the mixture into eight Popsicle molds. Freeze for at least six hours.

Edamame Hummus With Pita Chips
How to make it: Edamame hummus may sound exotic, but it takes only minutes to make. Grab your food-processor bowl, and pour in ten ounces of edamame (you can buy ’em frozen, already shelled and cooked), one lemon’s juice and zest, one garlic clove, and a half teaspoon of cumin. Pulse until finely chopped. Continue pureeing while adding in a quarter cup of olive oil in a steady stream until smooth. Season with salt and pepper, grab some whole-wheat crackers or pita chips, and dip away.

Carrot, Raisin, and Walnut Salad
How to make it: In a large bowl, whisk together a quarter cup of low-fat mayonnaise, two tablespoons of honey, and a quarter cup low-fat milk. Stir in four cups shredded carrots, three-quarter cup of raisins, and a third of a cup of chopped walnuts, and toss to combine.

No-Bake Almond-Butter Granola Balls
How to make them: Cook one-third cup honey and one-third cup almond butter in a small saucepan over low heat until it becomes smooth. In a large bowl, combine one cup rolled oats, one cup rice cereal, and a half cup dried cherries or raisins. Pour the warm almond-butter mixture over the dry ingredients and stir it up. Let cool for five minutes and then roll into one-inch balls for bite-size snacking.

Caprese Salad Skewers
How to make them: These healthy pregnancy snacks are actually party-worthy. Stick one cherry tomato, one mini mozzarella ball (made from pasteurized milk), and one basil leaf onto a small wooden skewer. Repeat with five more skewers. Drizzle with two tablespoons olive oil and one tablespoon balsamic vinegar, sprinkle with salt and pepper, then devour!

Avocado Toast
How to make it: In a small bowl, mash up half of an avocado with the juice of half a lime. Spread the mixture onto two slices of toasted whole-wheat bread. Sprinkle with one tablespoon of chopped fresh cilantro and salt and pepper to taste.

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