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9 Easy, Healthy Pregnancy Snacks

In need of new snack ideas to satisfy those pregnancy cravings? Here are some healthy, easy-to-make recipes from our sister site The Nest.

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Nutella and Strawberry Toast

If you're dying for something sweet, Nutella and Strawberry Toast is the way to go. Easy, simple and healthy — but tastes like a decadent dessert.

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Quinoa Tabbouleh Wraps

These meatless Quinoa Tabbouleh Wraps are filled with yellow, green and leafy veggies (which you need a lot of during pregnancy). And if you have extra, the salad makes great leftovers.

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Cauliflower “Mac ’n’ Cheese”

Craving comfort food? This Cauliflower “Mac ’n’ Cheese” recipe is the perfect solution (you'll never know it's not the real thing).

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Greek Yogurt With Honey, Walnuts and Cinnamon

Since it's a great source of calcium and protein, doctors recommend getting plenty of yogurt during your pregnancy.

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Papaya Smoothie

For a fruity fix, whip up this Papaya Smoothie. The only ingredients you need: Cubed papaya, honey, plain yogurt and ice.

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Eggplant Pizza Rounds

These bite-sized Eggplant Pizza Rounds are an addicting, healthy way to satisfy your craving for pizza without the carbs.

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Mozzarella, Tomato, and Basil Salad

Although you should avoid some soft cheeses during pregnancy, mozzarella is fine (just make sure it's pasteurized). And this combination couldn't be easier to whip up.

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Tomato and Garlic Bruschetta

Tomato and Garlic Bruschetta is the perfect snack for those days when you really need to stock the refrigerator (all you need: bread, tomatoes, garlic and olive oil).

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Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes

Okay, we lied: These Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes aren't exactly healthy (yes, those are marshmallows on top). However, sweet potatoes are packed with fiber, vitamin B6, potassium and beta-carotene, and are one of those important pregnancy superfoods. To redeem this recipe a little nutritionally, substitute pecans or walnuts for marshmallows.

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By Kathleen Mulpeter