10 Healthy Protein-Filled Pregnancy Snacks (and Postpartum too!)


by For Two Fitness May 09, 2014

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Do you want to know how to increase your protein throughout the day without spending all day in the kitchen? Read Elizabeth’s tips for great protein-filled pregnancy snacks that will make you and your bump happy. Elizabeth enjoys running, playing volleyball, taking workout classes with girlfriends & traveling when she isn’t spending time with her husband and 7 month old daughter. Elizabeth works in higher education and recently started her personal training business. Elizabeth & her husband also own a photography business. For more of Elizabeth, please check out her out on www.fitlifewithe.com . You can also follow her on Facebook and Instagram (@fitlifewithe).

If you’re like me, the last thing I wanted to do during my first and third trimester was stand in the kitchen cooking. When I got hungry (which was ALL THE TIME), I wanted to grab something quick and easy. If I had to put time and energy into a snack every time I reached for one, I would opt for the not so balanced option of bread or cookies. Here is my go-to list for healthy protein-filled snacks (pre-pregnancy, during pregnancy and postpartum):

1.  Apple & Cinnamon Yogurt

  • Ingredients: ¾ c. TJ’s Greek yogurt, 1 medium apple & 1 tbs. of cinnamon
  • Nutrition: 180 calories, 7 g fiber, 17 g protein

2.  Pear & Almond Butter

  • Ingredients: 2 tbs. TJ’s almond butter & 1 medium pear
  • Nutrition: 290 calories, 8 g fiber, 8 g protein

3.  Cheese Stick with Fruit (8 g protein)

  • Ingredients: 1 TJ’s mozzarella stick & orange
  • Nutrition: 150 calories, 3 g fiber, 9 g protein

4.  Cottage Cheese with Veggies

  • Ingredients: ½ c. TJ’s cottage cheese 4%, ½ c. spinach, ¼ avocado, ¼ c. cherry tomatoes
  • Nutrition: 240 calories, 4 g fiber, 17 g protein

5.  Hard-Boiled Eggs

  • Ingredients: 2 TJ’s free range brown eggs
  • Nutrition: 140 calories, 12 g protein

6.  Hummus with Veggies

  • Ingredients: 4 tbs. TJ’s roasted red pepper hummus, 1 c. sliced red peppers, 1 serving carrots
  • Nutrition: 220 calories, 8 g fiber, 6 g protein

7.  Hummus with Pop Chips

  • Ingredients: 4 tbs. TJ’s roasted red pepper hummus, 23 pop chips
  • Nutrition: 280 calories, 5 g fiber, 6 g protein

8.  Nutella, Yogurt & Strawberries

  • Ingredients: ¾ c. TJ’s Greek yogurt, 1 tbs. Nutella, ½ c. strawberries
  • Nutrition: 215 calories, 3 g fiber, 19 g protein

9.  Apple & PB

  • Ingredients: 2 tbs. TJ’s peanut butter & 1 medium apple
  • Nutrition: 260 calories, 6 g fiber, 7 g protein

10. Toast with PB, Bananas & Chia Seed

  • Ingredients: 1 slice of Healthy Life Whole Wheat Whole Grain bread, 1 tbs. TJ’s peanut butter, 1 medium banana & ½ tbs. TJ’s chia seeds
  • Nutrition: 270 calories, 11 g fiber, 10 g protein

If you would like more tips about how to eat clean, check out my blog for my Eating Clean eBook. I hope you find the tips helpful and most importantly, yummy!

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