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I am currently nursing my 2 week old son and occasionally my 2yo son. A couple days ago, I noticed I was losing weight a little more quickly than I'd like and was hoping to get some nutritious snack ideas. Does anyone have any tips for easy to assemble snacks that I can eat throughout the day so I'm not accidently starving myself?

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How about nuts? Cashews, almonds you don't have to peel and can just keep the can near your nursing spot? How about some cheese or soymilk (if you're nondairy)? 


 
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Cheese, nuts, avocados. pastured eggs are quick and easy to fix. So are raw cheese quesadillas. I use spelt tortillas or w.w. tortillas. I try to make extra at dinner that I can heat up quick the next day or 2 for snacks. Also granola with yogurt or milk. Hope that gives you some new ideas :)


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I like having a glass of kefir as my midnight BF'ing snack. I usually step out into the living room to nurse the first time DD wakes up and get a glass then.

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During the day, I'm still figuring it out too, but make- ahead things like hard boiled eggs and oatmeal often make for the best breakfasts.

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Trail mix with nuts and cereal is my go-to item of choice.
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I would hard-boil a dozen eggs all at once.  Easy high-protein snack.  Yum.

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When ds was tiny, I loved (LOVED!) pita bread filled with a can of tuna mixed with olive oil. Sounds weird maybe, but it was great and since I ripped off only about a third of the top of the pita, it was fantstically easy to eat wih one hand and (too often) without a plate. Maybe you'd enjoy something else inside, but I really recommend the ease of pita bread!
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Let's revive this thread because this mama over here is staaaaaarving! I unlike the OP do not need to worry about weight loss (I wish!) but have a gluten intolerance that is worse because I keep ignoring it and I'm going off dairy because I think it's making my babies' reflux worse. I'm tired of the SUPER fussy evenings and hope eliminating or at least reducing helps. Ideas?

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Let's revive this thread because this mama over here is staaaaaarving! I unlike the OP do not need to worry about weight loss (I wish!) but have a gluten intolerance that is worse because I keep ignoring it and I'm going off dairy because I think it's making my babies' reflux worse. I'm tired of the SUPER fussy evenings and hope eliminating or at least reducing helps. Ideas?


Same here....I'm gluten-intolerant AND my son is allergic to dairy. I feel like there's nothing left to eat! I tend to snack on nuts, fruit, and Organic Food Bars or Lara bars. I've been meaning to make jerky from grass fed beef when I have the chance. ...and cultured coconut milk...and GF/DF lactation cookies....and the list goes on, lol.

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I've been looking for an organic beef jerky that's low in sugar (2g per oz or so is ok) and not crazy expensive and I think it's a fantasy. Anyone have any tips?

Other than this, I've just not been doing well with snacks. I mostly go hungry a lot and then have 2 big meals at random. greensad.gif

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I've been looking for an organic beef jerky that's low in sugar (2g per oz or so is ok) and not crazy expensive and I think it's a fantasy. Anyone have any tips?

Other than this, I've just not been doing well with snacks. I mostly go hungry a lot and then have 2 big meals at random. greensad.gif

Yep. 2 big meals here too. And trying to give up dairy and gluten makes this even harder. Ugh!

Heres a recipe where you'd use a mix of brown rice flour and almond meal to keep it gluten free. Chocolate chips should be dairy free but of course read all ingredients:
http://cornerbungalowstyle.com/2012/09/08/lactation-cookies/

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