10 Healthy Pregnancy Snacks For Satiate Your Cravings

Pregnancy is a phase of cravings and hunger, so eating something healthy is important. Eating healthy snacks can help keep your hunger pangs in control and provide enough nutrition to yourself and the baby. So, here are some healthy snacks for pregnancy you can try out. Sometimes, in the absence of enough food planning, women pick up junk food such as chips, cookies, cakes, and more. However, unhealthy food cannot provide you with essential nutrients and may have adverse effects. Therefore, it is advisable to plan your snacks beforehand and not wait for hunger to strike. We have included delicious snack recipes you can try during your pregnancy to stay energetic all day.

1. Powerball cookies

You will need:

  • Peanut butter or almond butter – 1 cup
  • Honey – 1 cup
  • Oats – 3 cups
  • Flaxseed or wheat germ – ½ cup (ground)
  • Dark chocolate chips – 1 cup
  • Combination of nuts and soft dried fruits – 1 cup

How to make:

  1. Blend butter and honey to a smooth consistency. You can warm them up to make the blending process easier.
  2. Add rest of the ingredients and mix well.
  3. Using wet hands or cookie scoop, prepare balls and store in the refrigerator or freezer.

Preparation time: 15 min
Servings: 30 to 35 cookies

2. Berry yogurt parfait

Packed with fresh fruits, this is an easy-to-make snack with a sweet and tangy flavor.

You will need:

  • Non-fat Greek yogurt – 2 cups
  • Low-fat granola – 2 tbsp
  • A mix of fresh berries (strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries) – 2 cups (chopped)

How to make:

  1. Rinse and pat dry the berries. Cut them into small pieces.
  2. Take parfait glasses or glass bowls.
  3. Add a layer of yogurt, followed by a layer of berries, and top with granola.
  4. Repeat layering, until the jar or glass bowl is full.
  5. Eat fresh.

3. Sardine toast

A sardine toast is a wholesome low-calorie snack that offers a boost of calcium, iron and omega-3 fatty acid, which is essential for brain and eye development of the baby.

ou will need:

  • Olive oil – 1tbsp
  • Garlic clove – 1, chopped
  • Red chili – 1, deseeded and chopped
  • Lemon – 1
  • Canned sardines in sunflower oil – 2×120g cans
  • Brown bread – 4 slices
  • Parsley – a small bunch, chopped

How to make:

  1. Heat olive oil in a pan. Add the chopped garlic clove and red chili and sauté them.
  2. Add lemon zest, sardines, and heat for some time on low-medium flame.
  3. Stir in the parsley and lemon juice into the sardines.
  4. Toast the brown bread, and top them with sardines. Enjoy the snack!

Preparation time – 10 min
Servings – 2

4.Wholegrain jam bars

These oat bars are soft, sweet and scrumptious, making them a perfect snack for late nights or any time of the day.

You will need:

  • Whole wheat flour – 1 ½ cup
  • Rolled oats – 1 ½ cup
  • Brown sugar – 1/3 cup
  • Salt – ½tsp
  • Cold butter – ¾ cup
  • Cold water – 3 to 4tbsp
  • Jam (any flavor) – ¾ cup

How to make:

  1. Preheat the oven to 176° C and spray the baking tray with non-stick spray.
  2. Combine flour, oats, sugar, and salt in a food processor and blend them properly.
  3. Add the cubed butter and water and mix until the dough holds together.
  4. Take half of the dough in the baking pan, spread it using a spatula.
  5. Cover with jam, and add the remaining dough on the top and press it again.
  6. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or until it turns golden brown.
  7. Let it cool before cutting into small bars.
  8. You can store these bars in an airtight container for at least one week.

Preparation time – 60 min
Servings – 8 to 10

5.Breakfast Cookies

These no-bake breakfast cookies are easy to make, healthy, packed with protein and simply delicious. They can be whipped up in less than 5 minutes and stored for up to two weeks.


  • 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2 to 4 Tablespoons honey , more to taste
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 to 3 Tablespoons chia seeds
  • 3/4  cup old fashioned oats , more if needed

Optional Mix In’s: 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips, chopped almonds, raisins, pumpkin seeds, protein powder, flaxseeds


  • Place the peanut butter, honey and vanilla in a microwavable bowl and microwave the ingredients for 20 seconds. Taste and add more honey or vanilla to reach desired taste.
  • Stir the mixture until well combined, then add in the remaining ingredients (and any extra mix-in’s). Stir well and ensure everything is well incorporated. Taste and add any extra’s if desired. If it’s too runny, add more oats. If it’s too dry, add more honey and peanut butter.
  • Roll the mixture into 8 balls and place the balls on a baking tray lined with parchment paper. Press the balls flat slightly and add any extra desired toppings. Place them in the fridge or freezer until set.
  • Take out a few minutes before serving. Serve and enjoy.

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