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Stephanie Benavidez

Easy, Healthy And Delicious Treats For Moms-to-Be

Ladies, is it just me or does it feel like you suddenly have grown a hollow limb? I simply cannot stop feeding my face. At times I wonder, “Do I have a tapeworm inside me or a baby?” I’ve found that eat the amount of calories to maintain my weight if not 200-300 calories more a day. This is actually recommended by doctors for new mommies. And even though you’re not technically eating for two, you’re fueling your body to keep up with the demands of a growing a baby! To help banish hanger pains (yes, I said hanger because when I don’t eat often enough I get angry. Hence, hangry!), keep some healthy and convenient snacks on hand. While my pre-preggo self could always be found in the kitchen, I just don't seem to have the desire to cook at all that requires more than a few minutes of prep. Feeling the same? Try these easy mini meals to keep on hand for when the hunger pains kick in! What's your go-to food for pregnancy?
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Apples and Almond or Peanut Butter

An apple a day keeps the doctor away and paired with good fats this snack is a perfect protein packed snack!

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½ English muffin and peanut butter with Banana and Honey

Let's face it, I have a weakness for peanut butter as if you can't tell. This mini meal pays homage to the King.

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Evolving Motherhood
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Homemade Granola Bars

Feeling slightly ambitious? Try making your own granola bars! The above pictured are a mock Lara Bar.

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iStock / The Bump
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Vegetables (Celery, Carrots, and Red Peppers) and Hummus

Hummus is available in all varieties and flavors now, and is full of antioxidants!

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Veggie Burger wrapped in Lettuce

Whether you make your own or go for a Boca Burger, veggie burgers pack a lot of protein.

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