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Healthy pregnancy snacks

Eating healthy, exercising regularly, and resting are at the top of the list for having a healthy pregnancy. And it is NORMAL to be tired or even feel exhausted — most women are more tired than usual during pregnancy.

Eat, drink, and be less tired

It is hardly surprising. Your body works real hard to produce all those hormones and more blood to support your developing baby. And if you are looking for another excuse to rest, your body's high level of progesterone directly impacts how sleepy you feel.

Exercise can be fun and social

When you are pregnant, you tend to gravitate to other pregnant women. They will come chat with you at the gym, at work, in the dairy products section of the grocery store, and, of course, in childbirth class. Invite other expecting moms to meet up for a walk or any other activity you enjoy.

Power snacks for energy during pregnancy

Pack some power into your snacks with these nutrient and energy-rich healthy snack options:

  • 125 mL (½ cup) of fresh vegetables with 60 mL (¼ cup) of hummus
  • 30 g (1 oz) of low-fat cheese and 125 mL (½ cup) of fruit (or 1 piece)
  • 120 g (4 oz) of low-fat cottage cheese and 125 mL (½ cup) of fruit (or 1 piece)
  • 120 g (4 oz) of low-fat yogurt and 125 mL (½ cup) of fruit (or 1 piece)
  • 15 g (½ oz) of roasted nuts
  • 15 mL (1 tablespoon) of peanut butter and 1 small apple
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