My Favorite Pregnancy Snacks

My Favorite Pregnancy Snacks

Even though I am not eating a lot more now that I’m pregnant, I am eating a lot more often! I used to just do three meals a day and a snack or two and now I’m finding it better to eat every couple of hours. When I was experiencing “morning” sickness in the first trimester, eating a little bit every couple of hours kept me from feeling nauseous. Now that I’m past that and into the second trimester, I’m finding I feel hungrier faster if I don’t eat every couple of hours and that a nighttime snack keeps me from waking up with a growling stomach at 3 a.m.

So let’s get into some of my favorite snack foods so far in pregnancy!

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Oatmeal Runner Reviews....Food Groove Mission SuperFood Bites

Oatmeal Runner Reviews....Food Groove Mission SuperFood Bites

I love a good snack but it’s sometimes hard to find something that’s portable, healthy and delicious tasting. So when I got my box of Super Food Bites from Food Groove Mission, I was super excited. Especially since two of the flavors are right up my snacking alley (Holy Truffle Punch and The Nutty Adventurer). And I was not disappointed!

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Cranberry and Coconut Oatmeal

Cranberries are one of my favorite dried fruits and I love this combination of cranberries and coconut flakes! You get just the right balance of tart and sweet, plus you can easily switch out the cranberries for your favorite dried fruit.

Cranberry and Coconut Oatmeal

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Ingredients:

  • 1 cup liquid of choice (I’m currently using almond milk)

  • ½ cup oats

  • ⅓ cup dried cranberries

  • 2 tablespoons coconut flakes

  • 1 tsp cinnamon

  • ½ tsp nutmeg

  • 6 tbsp egg whites

Instructions:

  1. Bring liquid to a low boil on the stove top.

  2. Turn down the heat slightly and stir in oats and spices.

  3. Cook for 4-5 minutes until liquid is absorbed and oats are soft.

  4. Stir in egg whites. Let cook for about 30 seconds more, then put oatmeal in a bowl and top with coconut flakes and cranberries. Enjoy!

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Get Ready for Winter with Gingerbread Oatmeal

Gingerbread cookies are one of my favorite Christmas cookie flavors so I decided to recreate the flavor in oatmeal form! I added candied walnuts for some extra crunch and shredded zucchini to bulk up the oatmeal. I’ve been loving having this week as our temperatures have dropped below freezing in the morning.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup liquid of choice (I’m currently using almond milk)

  • ½ cup oats

  • 1 cup shredded zucchini

  • 1 tablespoon gingerbread spice mixture (below)

  • 6 tbsp egg whites

  • ¼ cup candied walnuts (below)

Gingerbread spice mix:

Combine together and store in an airtight container:

  • 2 tbsp ground cinnamon

  • 2 tbsp ground ginger

  • 2 tbsp ground allspice

  • 1 tbsp ground nutmeg

  • 1/2 tbsp ground cloves

Candied walnuts:

Combine together in a non-stick pan over medium heat, stirring frequently for about five minutes. Transfer to parchment paper and separate nuts

  • 1 cup walnut halves/pieces

  • 1/4 cup white granulated sugar

  • 1 Tbsp unsalted butter

Instructions

  1. Bring liquid to a low boil on the stove top.

  2. Turn down heat slightly and stir in oats, shredded zucchini and spice mixture.

  3. Cook for 4-5 minutes until liquid is absorbed and oats are soft.

  4. Stir in egg white and let cook for about 30 seconds more. Top with candied walnuts and enjoy!

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