Not only do you need to be eating about 300 extra calories per day, you want to make sure you’re getting all those calories in small meals and snacks throughout the day to help you avoid heartburn. Here are some of our favorite snacks for your third trimester of pregnancy
Homemade Nuts Mix: It’s easy to make yourself. Combine nuts such as peanuts, almonds, walnuts or cashews and some dried fruits such as raisins, apricots or cranberries. You can put in a few Gems in there if you need to, an alternative to cranberries. This is a great on-the-go snack with high nutritional value. Since it’s high on calories, make sure you eat only a handful at a time.
Popcorn: Who doesn’t love popcorn? You can either rely on microwave brands, which will do in a pinch or you can cook pop-corn at home. Using a large pot with a lid , pour in enough sunflower oil just to cover the bottom of the pot. Heat the oil over medium heat. When you think it’s hot, toss one kernel of corn into the pot. If it pops, the oil is hot enough. Add two-three tablespoons of corn kernels and keep shaking the pot back and forth. Keep going, continuing to shaking the vessel until the popping slows down, Then immediately take the popcorn off the heat and pour into a bowl.
Low-fat cheese: Cheese is another great on-the-go snack and can give you a lot of energy when you are feeling tired. Keep your refrigerator stacked with cheese slices and eat in moderation.