Post # 1
I’m looking for some suggestions on some snacks to have during the first trimester. I’m trying to eat 5-6 mini meals per day and I’m running out of ideas. I have nausea, so crackers and cheese have been a staple so far along with apples and peanut butter.
Any yummy ideas out there in the 200-300 calorie range?
Post # 3
All through my pregnancy I craved melons and strawberries. Oh and mexican! My staple was a little mixed fruit, a but of granola and some yogurt! Yummy!
Post # 4
I love some hummus and pretzels/pita chips. You can get them in a nice little pack like this that’s easy to grab and go:
One of my other goto snacks is also a couple of cuties.
I also occasionally crave chips & salsa.
Post # 5
Chobani (or any other brand) Greek yogurt 0% fat with fruit– tasty and filling (has tons of protein!)
Post # 6
I did a lot of granola bars. Always had a few in my purse for when those “must eat now or will feel sicker” feelings hit. I also liked carrying around those organic fruit leather things, but they’re kinda pricey.
I was constantly thirsty for periods during the first trimester, and I loved buying watermelon and blending it up into a shake (not the best time of year for that, but whatever…)
I also ate my weight in Bagelfuls for a few weeks. Not exactly the most nutritious, but they were appealing when not much else was, and were easy and portable.
Post # 7
I love Fiber One bars, especially the oats and chocolate ones. They taste like a normal granola bar but are really filling. I eat sliced veggies, sliced cheese with crackers and pepperoni, yogurt with some fruit, quaker rice cakes, and chips and salsa.
Some things I can’t eat all the time, depending on how my reflux/heart burn is, but I’ve started taking pepcid with my midwife’s ok and that’s helped a ton.
Post # 8
Cashews! I think 20 cashews is about 120 calories and they really fill you up!
I’d also do hardboiled eggs frequently and protein shakes (but they were higher calorie– I needed to gain weight).
I also ate a lot of avocado because they have so much good fat. (And weren’t so offensive to me as many foods!)
I was obsessed with pineapple and lemons in the fruit realm and I always packed around some cheese slices because they seemed to settle my stomach 🙂
Post # 9
@Mrs. DG: Ooh, I second both the cashews and the avocado. Both kept me fuller and more satisfied than pure carb snacks. Good call.
Post # 10
Any sort of trail mix (I made my own since my stomach was sensitive) is good so you get protein. Additionally, deviled eggs or hard boiled eggs if you can stomach it.
Post # 11
What helped me are animal crackers and grapes. Good luck!
Post # 12
I also did lots of granola bars, fruit, yogurt + fruit + granola, guacamole and chips.
Post # 13
wow these are great suggestions! i haven’t gotten any morning sickness yet but i will definitely be keeping these ideas in my back pocket!
Post # 14
In the 1st trimester I was snacking on: string cheese, Capri Sun juice, saltines/oyster crackers, pineapple, strawberries, cheese and crackers.
I still need to keep snacks on me – I get hungry SO quickly – but I haven’t been as diligent as I was in the beginning. I have, however, been carrying water with me at all times since I got dehydrated last week for a couple days and thought the headaches were going to blow my brain out of my skull! Much better since drinking lots of water!
Post # 15
Wholly Guacamole makes 100 calorie packs. They are great with some wheat thins!
Post # 16
I got the Carnation Breakfast shake packets. (Next to the oatmeal or cereal section) They shake up very nicely with milk in a blender bottle. (Looks like a water bottle with a metal spring in it). Lots of different flavors: strawberry, chocolate, vanilla….mmmmm.