Apples, Peanut Butter

Spread 1 or 2 tablespoons of peanut butter onto sliced apples and whole-grain crackers. Choose natural instead of regular peanut butter, which has unhealthy hydrogenated oil. 

1

Tortilla Chips with Guacamole 

For a crunch craving, choose whole-grain, higher-fiber tortilla chips. Dip them in guacamole, which is high in folate, a B vitamin that helps prevent birth defects. 

2

Yogurt With Nuts and Fruits

Greek yogurt has more protein than regular yogurt, and it may be more filling. Sprinkle on 1 to 2 tablespoons of nuts for protein and fiber.

3

Chocolate and Fruit

Pair a small fun-size bar with fruit, or opt for chocolate-covered fruit, to keep your snack from getting too sweet.

4

Trail Mix

The best mixes for you and your baby have salt-free nuts, sugar-free dried fruit, and dark chocolate. Heart-healthy dark chocolate has less sugar and more fiber, iron, and other minerals.

5

Half a Tuna Sandwich

Protein-rich light tuna, lower in mercury, is a good source of omega-3 fatty acids and DHA, which help your baby's brain develop. 

6

Cheese and Nut Plate

When you need a power-packed snack, reach for the protein-rich combo of nuts and hard cheese, like cheddar, Edam, gouda, Parmesan, or Swiss. 

7

Protein Bar and Fruit

Protein and energy bars store well, and they're more nutritious than granola bars. Most have fiber, protein, and healthy fats without a lot of sugar.

8

Popcorn and Nuts

A high-fiber snack can help the constipation some women get from prenatal vitamins. Pop yourself a single-serve bag of fiber-rich popcorn at home or at work. 

9

Smoothies

Start with yogurt or milk as a base for one of your daily servings of dairy. Fruit juice has too many empty calories. A scoop of peanut butter gives you protein.

10