Avoid processed snacks and fast-food which put you at risk for gestational diabetes and leave you hungry for more and fattening up like a prized piglet. Instead, choose high-grade fuel that nourishes you and your child, leaving you energized and sated.
- Almonds & raisins
The raisins quickly stabilize blood-sugar levels while the almonds contain long-lasting energy in the form of protein and fats.
- Fruits & cheese
Pair white cheddar, jack or your favorite cheese with apples, grapes or strawberries. The fruit stabilizes blood-sugar as the fat in the cheddar gives you some long-term energy.
- Ants on a log
aka peanut butter on celery with the ant “raisins” marching across the peanut butter.
- Hard-or-soft boiled eggs
Two eggs + salt-n-pepper fill you up just like that!
- Bag o’ baby carrots
Crunch ‘em raw like a happy pregnant rabbit or steam lightly with a touch of salt.