Healthy Snacks During Pregnancy | Northern VA Maternity Photographer
We enjoy chatting with our clients during their maternity photography sessions in the South Riding, VA and Round Hill, VA areas. One recent conversation inevitably touched upon healthy snacks for pregnancy. Pickles and ice cream are perennial favorites when joking about pregnancy cravings. Of course, the reality is not that simple – nor that funny!
Here are a few suggestions for healthy snacks based on this informative article.
Fiber and Fruit
It’s important to get adequate fiber during pregnancy as well as your fruit requirements. Apples are a two-for-one: fiber and fruit. Pair its 4g of fiber and just 95 calories with some high fiber crackers, and you’re doing great! Add some good cheese to help you get your dairy. Try some cheddar with your apples for a tasty combo.
Vitamin D isn’t just good for you; it’s also good for your baby, helping to support his/her bones, teeth, and immune system once born.
Egg yolks are an easy source of Vitamin D.
Mushrooms, Salmon, Tuna, and Mackerel are other good sources for Vitamin D – in addition to sunlight, of course.
Try some homemade trail mix with a variety of nuts (especially almonds), seeds, dark chocolate, and dry fruit to beef up your Vitamin D, calcium, and magnesium.
Dairy is an important part of a daily diet whether you’re an adult or child. We often hear from mothers during our baby pictures sessions that their kids don’t like dairy. Well, try some Greek yogurt mixed with fiber like seeds or nuts and add whatever fruit your child loves. Greek yogurt is the rock star of yogurts with 14g of protein per 5.3-ounce single-serving container. Also, try cottage cheese with fruit and granola for lunch or an afternoon snack. These also make excellent options while pregnant!
Avoid too much sodium
If you’re experiencing swelling in your hands and feet, cut back on your sodium intake and try increasing your fibers and veggies as well as water intake. Cucumber, watermelon, and celery contain a lot of water while being good for you. Avocado made into guacamole is also a healthy option. Just use low-sodium chips to dip!
If you haven’t considered doing a maternity photography session at our studios in the South Riding, VA and Round Hill, VA areas, contact our studios today! We would be happy to address any questions you might have about maternity portraits.
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Ever After Baby Portraits is comprised of Mindy Belcher and Joriana Belcher Anderson, a mother-daughter baby photography team located near South Riding, VA and Round Hill, VA in Northern Virginia. We specialize in timeless and emotive fine art family portraits, including newborn and baby portraits. Family means everything and capturing those precious moments to preserve forever will mean family heirlooms for you to share for years to come.
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