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What healthy snack food could we have around the house for a pregnant woman?

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October 23, 2019 / By Arieh
Question: My wife is around 12 weeks pregnant with twins and is having trouble eating larger meals at breakfast, lunch and supper. Instead she eats little bits here and there throughout the day, like grazing. The problem is sometimes when she is hungry she just reaches for a box of crackers instead of something healthy. We have plenty of fruits lying around but she tends to gets tired of them. Could someone suggest some healthy snacks we could have in the pantry or fridge that can be prepared in advance and keep for a couple of days? (and are also appealing to pregnant ladies) So far she has decided broccoli and cauliflower are out and well as any bell peppers. She doesn't really like fish so tuna is out too. She has been good with morning sickness, as in non at all so far. Why no nuts? She's been asking me to get her trail mixes.
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Trixie Trixie | 7 days ago
At 12 weeks, let her eat whatever she can keep down and what sounds good. I'm 15 weeks now, and still, what sounds good to eat one day can make me feel like I want to vomit the next day. If she's tired of fruit, don't push it. My poor husband keeps trying to buy me food at the store, but I don't usually know what sounds good until I see it. Right now I'm on grapefruit, yogurt, mashed potatoes, and raisin bread. Last week I wanted apples, baby carrots, cottage cheese, and caramel corn, LOL! It's not so much "cravings" as it is that so many things sound gross, or upset my stomach. I end up eating whatever doesn't turn my stomach. I drink about a gallon of milk every 4 or 5 days. :) Look for things that are high in fiber and have some protein. She shouldn't have nuts, deli meats, or soft cheeses, and all fruits and veggies should be well-washed or peeled. She's 20 times more susceptible to food-borne illnesses right now than you are, because her immune system is suppressed so that it won't attack the baby - so you do need to be careful when choosing fresh foods, salad bars stuff, or things from the deli case. Honestly, if she wants crackers - let her eat them. It's what her body is able to handle right now. Trying to force down something new is the quickest way to make her sick. But I would suggest you go to the store together and have her choose some things that look good. If you just do the shopping for her, it's likely to just go to waste. :( Edit - Nuts are a common allergen. Anything the baby is allergic to will also make your wife sick. Some pregnancy books and websites say that as long as she doesn't have a reaction, she should be ok, but it's something that can develop at any point in her pregnancy. Other studies suggest that just introducing the allergen to the baby too early can increase the risk of the child later developing that allergy. I don't know which is right - but I'm not taking any chances with the practically unlimited amount of alternative choices out there. :) If she's really not averse to anything (and making me jealous, since I don't have morning sickness either but I just don't want to eat hardly ANYTHING) then really just focus on high-protein and high-fiber choices. Some fat is perfectly ok when there's another nutritional benefit to it - like hard cheeses, meat, etc. Small meals/snacks every couple hours is what is most recommended during pregnancy, and she does need an additional 300 calories a day right now for that growing baby. Smoothies are a great choice right now - about a cup of frozen berries (you can also add half a banana), a cup of milk, fill the blender with ice and blend. That's got fiber and protein and feels like a treat. :) A friend of mine also recommended googling weight watchers recipes, since they are already balanced to provide maximum nutrition in a smaller portion size. (I haven't gotten around to that just yet though since nothing has sounded good.) One last thing - What To Expect When You're Expecting has a great section on diet and exercise, and tells you what you need more of right now, what to avoid, and when is the best times to eat. :) Good luck!!
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Trixie Originally Answered: What healthy snack food could we have around the house for a pregnant woman?
At 12 weeks, let her eat whatever she can keep down and what sounds good. I'm 15 weeks now, and still, what sounds good to eat one day can make me feel like I want to vomit the next day. If she's tired of fruit, don't push it. My poor husband keeps trying to buy me food at the store, but I don't usually know what sounds good until I see it. Right now I'm on grapefruit, yogurt, mashed potatoes, and raisin bread. Last week I wanted apples, baby carrots, cottage cheese, and caramel corn, LOL! It's not so much "cravings" as it is that so many things sound gross, or upset my stomach. I end up eating whatever doesn't turn my stomach. I drink about a gallon of milk every 4 or 5 days. :) Look for things that are high in fiber and have some protein. She shouldn't have nuts, deli meats, or soft cheeses, and all fruits and veggies should be well-washed or peeled. She's 20 times more susceptible to food-borne illnesses right now than you are, because her immune system is suppressed so that it won't attack the baby - so you do need to be careful when choosing fresh foods, salad bars stuff, or things from the deli case. Honestly, if she wants crackers - let her eat them. It's what her body is able to handle right now. Trying to force down something new is the quickest way to make her sick. But I would suggest you go to the store together and have her choose some things that look good. If you just do the shopping for her, it's likely to just go to waste. :( Edit - Nuts are a common allergen. Anything the baby is allergic to will also make your wife sick. Some pregnancy books and websites say that as long as she doesn't have a reaction, she should be ok, but it's something that can develop at any point in her pregnancy. Other studies suggest that just introducing the allergen to the baby too early can increase the risk of the child later developing that allergy. I don't know which is right - but I'm not taking any chances with the practically unlimited amount of alternative choices out there. :) If she's really not averse to anything (and making me jealous, since I don't have morning sickness either but I just don't want to eat hardly ANYTHING) then really just focus on high-protein and high-fiber choices. Some fat is perfectly ok when there's another nutritional benefit to it - like hard cheeses, meat, etc. Small meals/snacks every couple hours is what is most recommended during pregnancy, and she does need an additional 300 calories a day right now for that growing baby. Smoothies are a great choice right now - about a cup of frozen berries (you can also add half a banana), a cup of milk, fill the blender with ice and blend. That's got fiber and protein and feels like a treat. :) A friend of mine also recommended googling weight watchers recipes, since they are already balanced to provide maximum nutrition in a smaller portion size. (I haven't gotten around to that just yet though since nothing has sounded good.) One last thing - What To Expect When You're Expecting has a great section on diet and exercise, and tells you what you need more of right now, what to avoid, and when is the best times to eat. :) Good luck!!

Sammi Sammi
The main thing I did before baby came was get all the pets to the groomers for a good washing, got the carpets cleaned, changed air filters, and basically cleaned from top to bottom...mainly because I am a clean freak but also so it was easier for me and my husband to keep clean. I did all that the week before my son was born. This go round I will do the same things and in fact getting carpet replaced today. Also I have the crib and changing table set up and all clothes washed. I also started to pack my hospital bag. The only thing I leave till the very last minute is sterilizing bottles and that I usually do the day we come home with baby.
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Noah Noah
I love the "Annie's" brand crackers.... No icky perservatives or additives. Instead of just crackers, encourage her to put something on them like cheese or peanutbutter for protein. Celery and cream cheese apple and peanutbutter Berries are great this time of year.... they pop in your mouth like candy! Blueberries & Raspberries are my favs! Watermelon - already cut up! Make some deviled eggs for her to snack on Cheese sticks Fat Free Jello Pudding Apple Sauce - they come in a variety of flavors - strawberry, pear, etc Hotdogs (cooked really well) and tater tots Whole Wheat pancakes or waffles Yogurt!!!.... add fruit in her yogurt - or add cereal! Honey Nut Cheerios! :)
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Lynsey Lynsey
Strawberries are great. Easy to eat, and are one of the few sweet fruits that don't increase blood sugar levels
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Lynsey Originally Answered: what is the best diet for a pregnant woman?
The basics for healthy eating are pretty much the same, pregnant or not. There ARE food restrictions when you are pregnant, so your obgyn should have advised you already on those items. Basically, make sure you are eating healthy and clean. Avoid sodium as much as you can, high fat content foods, (fried, fast food, etc.,) Make sure you have a good balance of fruits veggies and grains, and protein. Boneless skinless chicken breasts marinated in a fat free balsamic vinaigrette dressing are great on the grill, along with cut peppers also grilled. Whole grain rices, baked potato's (watch the butter and sour cream!), Eggs (Egg beaters are a better alternative to avoid fat and cholesterol), lean cheeses made with skim milk, Pasta with steamed veggies and a light butter/garlic/lemon pepper seasoning or a low sodium red sauce, or low calorie pesto sauce, salads, etc. The rule of thumb is that if you "know" it's junk food, it's junk food. Think basics, and don't beat yourself up. Your body is gaining weight for "the baby", you can always lose it after the birth with proper diet and exercise (by the way, if your doc gives you the OK now, walks are great exercise)

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