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What are you snacking on?

post #1 of 17
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I've lost about 7 pounds (despite the growing belly!) mainly because I'm just having a hard time eating. Food doesn't sound good and I can't eat much when I do eat. I know I need to eat more and start putting on some weight. I've always been a terrible snacker - all I can ever think of is junky stuff (chips, crackers, etc) or granola bars. I've taken to drinking a Slim-Fast between meals just to get a few more calories in. What healthy things do you snack on? What do you do when you get sick of your "go-to snacks"?
post #2 of 17
hmmm... i'm not having the same problem really but here are my thoughts. instead of slim-fast try carnation instant breakfast (with whole milk) and eat some cheese with your crackers.

some of the things i have been trying to eat as my snacks:
hummus and pita chips or veggies
pb on [whole grain] toast (i sometimes use butter first if i need extra fat)
pb on [whole grain] waffles
cheese and crackers with apple slices
fruit

i've also been eating LUNA bars instead of my usual granola bars because they have so many vitamins and minerals in them. they are a little pricey but i found them on sale at my grocery store about a week ago and stocked up.

good luck!
post #3 of 17
I'm having this same problem. For some reason I feel full really fast which is not like me. Usually by this time in pregnancy, I'm an eating machine.

Here's what I enjoy snacking on right now:

Trail mix
Cheese and crackers
Yogurt
Granola bars

I think the only reason I haven't lost weight is because I am drinking a lot of sugary drinks (Sprite, Sweet Tea) and eating junk food. Blech.
post #4 of 17
I just found a recipe for homemade LARA Bars on the toddler forum, and made a batch of those. Everyone at my house really loved them, and I've found even just a bite or two is great for taking the edge off hunger. http://enlightenedcooking.blogspot.c...rs-part-3.html

I also eat a lot of fresh and dried fruit, pretzels, cereal, carrots. Most fruit though. Cantaloupe is my current favorite. And grapes. I craved fruit though most of my pregnancy with ds, and it's sorta looking like I might again with this one.
post #5 of 17
string cheese
bacon
pickes
chips & salsa or hummus
crackers & cheese
pb w/ apples or celery or rice cakes or just on a spoon
veggies and dip

I don't like them, but if you do a boiled egg would make a great protein snack.
post #6 of 17
apples
banana with pb
homemade trail mix (almonds, sunflower and pumpkin seeds, raisins, dates)
grapes
carrots and celery with dip

That's about it for snacks. Pretty boring lol. I want to make some beef jerky this week so I have some good protein to snack on. I'm finding myself increasingly hypoglycemic as this pregnancy progresses, and can't tolerate very many carbs by themselves. I REALLY wish I could eat dairy, that would help a lot with the protein (never mind that I'm craving it like MAD LOL).
post #7 of 17
I'm still down a few pounds too, for some of the same reasons -- not a lot sounds good, and if it doesn't sound good, there is no way I can eat it. Some things that are almost always okay for me:

Fruit Leather -- Amazon has decent prices and you get it cheaper with subscribe and save. Not cheap really, but satisfies me when I need something sweet and it's better than the Sour Patch kids I reach for otherwise.

Cottage cheese and canned fruit. Obviously the canned fruit isn't the absolute best, but it is fruit and it's only in light syrup. Protein, fruit,. and some sweetness, it works for me.

Yogurt

Pretzels/pretzel fish (the pepperidge farm ones are YUMMY!)
post #8 of 17
I have to second (or third) the suggestion for hummus and pita chips. I'm also snacking on:

pickles,
bagels and cream cheese,
natural peanut butter,
yogurt with flax and granola mixed in,
super food juice by odwalla,
protein powder (garden of life brand, it is vegan and doesn't have soy in it) mixed with fruit or juice,
And occasionally ice cream
post #9 of 17
lots and lots of breakfast cereal. Especially when my stomach was still touchy, the milk was really soothing, and still feels good. There was a week there where pretty much all I ate was Basic Four.

I'm also eating a lot of toast, and apples, since they're in season and sooo good right now.
post #10 of 17
I am also not able to eat alot right now.

If I wait to long to eat I also feel very sick to the point that I dont even want to look at food.

I can tell I am loosing alot because my jeans that I couldnt fit into before pregnancy are now too big. I am kinda nervous to see what my dr will say on wednesday.

I usually loose 10lbs in the begining but by now I am slowly gaining it back. I am still nursing DS so I think that has alot to do with it. I really want to wean him now I just have not had the energy to yet lol.
post #11 of 17
I'm eating almonds like they are going out of style. I'm not a dairy person, nothing medical just can't stand milk and yogurt, and at least the almonds provide some calcium.
post #12 of 17
My favorite snacks while I had the rotten "It's morning *somewhere*" sickness were Popsicles and Cherry slushes from Sonic. I was also a fan of Cheerios, orange juice and chocolate-malt flavored Carnation Instant Breakfast... I had that for more than just breakfast.

Now that I can actually eat stuff without wanting to make porcelain telephone calls to my friend Ralph, my favorite snacks are:

- Hard boiled eggs
- Apples
- Dole tropical fruit
- Cojack cheese
- Chocolate peppermint Luna bars
- Yogurt
- Carrot sticks
- Frozen grapes

AND, in small amounts (because I know we all have our garbage go-to's)
- Frozen Tulip Street Bakery creampuffs
- Vanilla meringue cookies from Ms. Meringue
- Frozen Hershey Hugs (They last longer because you have to suck on them to make them melt, ditto with the creampuffs!)

On a whole, I have been eating less crap.
post #13 of 17
Expensive but tasty:

Bora Bora, Lara, Luna, and Kind bars.

Other ideas:

I'll mash up a bunch of sweet potatoes and dress w/cinnamon butter and pecans.

I premake steelcut oats and add spices, brown sugar, and pecans.

Whey protein isolate/greek yogurt/banana shakes

2-3 oz cheese (gouda, provolone, cheddar)

Greek yogurt

Whole grain bread w/Nutella and peanut butter (a treat!)

Toasted whole grain waffle with cream cheese and tart jelly (after dinner treat/snack)

I pretty much split up my food into mini meals so I might eat three snack sized servings of 'lunch' foods.
post #14 of 17
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Originally Posted by gagin37 View Post
I just found a recipe for homemade LARA Bars on the toddler forum, and made a batch of those. Everyone at my house really loved them, and I've found even just a bite or two is great for taking the edge off hunger. http://enlightenedcooking.blogspot.c...rs-part-3.html
I posted that It is a staple snack in our household!!

Besides Larabars, I'm enjoying green smoothies (I can pack in everything I don't really feel like eating and hide it with bananas and blueberries.)

For a yummy dessert, last night I made Nourishing Traditions style fudge
http://www.passionatehomemaking.com/...reat-gift.html
post #15 of 17
I eat almonds. They always stay down. I've never thrown them up in my first or this pregnancy. I know food is always different for every pregnancy and everyone, but I can always keep down protein. Peanut butter, hard boiled eggs, steak, chicken..anything with lots of protein. It really helped stave off the nausea for me!
post #16 of 17
I can't not snack, and I'm amazed that I haven't gained any weight yet. I like

yogurt or cottage cheese with chopped apple/banana/pear
whole-wheat english muffins with cheese or cream cheese + jam
nuts + raisins
dried apricots (but go easy or you'll be sorry!)
smoothie (yogurt + frozen berries + banana + OJ)
granola-type cereal with banana, kiwi and milk
carrots and bell peppers with spinach dip
post #17 of 17
I can barely eat without getting sick. I seem to stay hungry but I feel full after a couple of bites so snacking constantly is the only way I can eat. I mostly snack on:

yogurt
cereal (small bowls with milk or just dry)
fruit (lots of fruit! usually multiple kinds each day)
carrots with ranch
celery with pb
toast with jam, pb, or butter
nuts, raisins, or trail mix
granola (clusters or bars)
pretzels or plain chips
crackers and cheese


Mostly the same things as everyone else here. I try to mix it up though since this is the majority of my diet right now.
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