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

by For Two Fitness


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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