While you are nursing your little one, you need to ensure that you aren’t hungry or craving for food. Although, you may have an iron-clad reason for not remembering to eat, don’t skip meals. Your baby’s nutrition depends on your diet, and unless you eat routinely and healthily, you will not be able to provide your little one with the adequate nutrients.
Apart from lunch and dinner, you need to exercise caution when you are snacking as well. You should choose healthy options that aren’t oily or greasy. And, Momjunction is here to point you in the right direction. So, scroll down to check out some easy to make healthy snacks for breastfeeding moms.
5 Healthy And Delicious Snacks To Eat While Breastfeeding:
Before you eat or drink anything, consult your doctor and get a go-ahead. Even though the snack ideas shared here are considered safe, your doctor will be the best judge of what is right for you and your baby. So without further ado, here are a few snacking options you can try:
1. Yogurt Crumble Glass:
Here is a delicious and healthy snack that will not only keep you feeling full but is also super easy to put together. The best part about the snack is that you can eat it even while you are breastfeeding your baby. All you need is a glass, yogurt and a mix of other ingredients like chopped fresh fruits, chopped or ground almonds, cashews, walnuts, cereal and such. Layer the ingredients individually, with a healthy dose of yogurt, and you are good to go.
[ Read: Healthy Meals For Breastfeeding Moms ]
2. Yogurt Popsicles With Oats, Fruits And Dry Fruits:
If you love eating yogurt and also love Popsicles, then this snack idea is just right for you! All you need to do is to whip the yogurt into a smooth mix and add fresh cut fruits, some dry fruits, as well as some roasted oats. You can either add it in layers in the Popsicle mold, or mix it all up and add it together in the mold. Refrigerate it overnight or until it sets completely and enjoy a delicious and healthy snack while breastfeeding.
3. Nut Mix Bowl:
A mix nut bowl is a delicious and healthy snack that barely takes any time to put together. All you need is a mix of different types of nuts, like roasted almonds, unsalted pistachios, cashews, walnuts and such. You can roast them if you wish, or roast only the almonds. Put it all of them in a bowl and place it near your bed, preferably in the area where you breastfeed your baby. The mix nut bowl will provide you instant energy and keep you feeling full, and it is also very easy to have it while you are breastfeeding.
[ Read: Foods To Avoid While Breastfeeding ]
4. Hard Boiled Eggs:
You can have a hard-boiled egg at any time of the day, even while you are breastfeeding your baby. It is not only crammed with several healthy nutrients, but it will also help you feeling full and will provide you that much-needed dose of energy. The best part about having hard-boiled eggs is that you can always make them earlier. Just boil about a dozen eggs at once and set it aside. Once it is cool, peel and store in the fridge for about a week. It can be one of the best healthy snacks for nursing moms.
[ Read: Healthy Recipes For Breastfeeding Moms ]
5. Whole Grain Crackers And Cheese:
Whole grain crackers and cheese are another delicious, healthy and filling snack option when you are a breastfeeding mom. You can spread a layer of low-fat cheese on whole grain crackers, or even add crushed boiled eggs to go with it.
Try these super yummy and easy to make snack options that will keep you feeling full and energetic and are also healthy, especially while you are breastfeeding. Moms, what was that one snack you really loved having while you were breastfeeding? Tell us here.
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