5 Healthy Pregnancy Snacks

This post is sponsored by CAULIPOWER but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.

Today I'm officially 30 weeks, and the single-digit count-down to the baby's due date has begun. (Please, baby girl, come early!).  I wrote a post years ago when I was pregnant with Aiden about the healthy snacks I was trying to eat more of. And here I am, back again to share more yummy things that I've been enjoying this pregnancy that are also of some nutritional value. If I can eat healthy during the day, it doesn't feel like such a failure to eat tacquitos and pretzels once the kids go to bed. So that's where my goal of healthy snacking came from! (Pretty much just a reason to indulge in the less-good-for-you things after 7 PM 😉)

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Healthy pregnancy snacks I'm currently loving: 

  1. CAULIPOWER Chicken Tenders. These protein-rich snacks aren't greasy, because they're breaded with cauliflower and baked, not fried. Plus, there's only 490 calories in the whole bag! It's made with antibiotic-free, cage-free all-natural chicken, and it's a protein-rich snack that actuallyyyyy tastes great. It bakes in about 15 minutes, and I'm newly obsessed with their spicy-ish flavor. Use this link for $2 off a bag of CAULIPOWER Chicken Tenders (and I vote you try the spicy-ish flavor!!). 

  2. Baked sweet potato + sharp cheddar. I microwave the sweet potato for about 3 minutes, then pop it in the oven at 400 for another 5-10 minutes (depending how giant the sweet potato is). Then, I cut it in half, put sharp cheddar cheese inside, and close it back up so the cheese melts. Easy, and packed with vitamin A. 

  3. Peanut butter chocolate chip muffins. "How are these healthy?!" you might wonder. But instead of using flour + sugar, the recipe is honey and chickpeas! THIS SOUNDS GROSS.  And I promise it's not. My sister made these and now I'm determined to make myself a batch! It's chickpeas, eggs, honey, PB, chocolate chips, etc. 

  4. Trail mix, of course. Mix two types of nuts, raisins, and a few pretzels for an easy, make-ahead snack full of protein and healthy fats. 

  5. Avocado toast. I toast whole grain bread and use about a 4th of an avocado mashed and spread on the toast. Super easy!

What snacks are you loving these days (healthy or not!)?

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