Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Smart Snacks

Snacks that contain mom and baby-healthy nutrients

The snacks listed here contain mom and baby-healthy nutrients such as calcium, fiber, protein; disease-fighting antioxidants; good fats; and even chocolate! Enjoy two snacks per day during your second and third trimesters.

1/4 cup honey-roasted peanuts (150 calories)
8 ounces 100% pomegranate juice (160 calories)
1 cup lentil soup (140 calories)
1 kiwi fruit and 1 oz. string cheese (120 calories)
1 cup nonfat yogurt (any flavor) mixed with 1 teaspoon wheat germ and 1 teaspoon ground flax seed (180 calories)
3 Medjool dates (170 calories)
1 cup low-fat chocolate milk (160 calories)
1 ounce dark chocolate (140 calories)
1 apple with 1 tablespoon nut butter (almond, cashew or peanut) (170 calories)
1 cup fresh green, red and yellow bell pepper strips with 3 tablespoons hummus or baba ghanoush (160 calories)
1 hard-boiled egg with 1 cup vegetable or tomato juice (135 calories)
1 cup chocolate frozen yogurt drizzled with 1 teaspoon chocolate syrup (140 calories)

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