What to Eat When You're Expecting


About 200 Calories Each

Cheese 'N' Fruit Have 1 stick part-skim string cheese and 1 cup red grapes.
Pear Slices With Cinnamon-Honey Dip Stir 1 tsp. honey and 1/8 tsp. cinnamon into a 6-oz. container nonfat plain Greek-style yogurt. Serve with a medium pear, sliced.
Mini Parfait Layer 6 oz. nonfat plain yogurt with 1 Tbs. chopped dried apricots, 1/4 cup whole-grain cereal, and 1 Tbs. chopped walnuts.
Choco-Nana Combo Enjoy a small banana with 6 oz. chocolate soy milk.
Nuts For Latte Curl up with a 10-oz. nonfat decaf latte and 30 pistachios.
Cheese Plate Top a whole-grain flatbread cracker with 1 oz. cheddar cheese and 4 dried apricot halves.
Almond Yogurt Fix yourself 6 oz. nonfat vanilla Greek-style yogurt with 2 Tbs. sliced almonds.
Soy Nuts And Kiwifruit Eat 1/4 cup roasted soy nuts with 2 kiwifruit.
Pumpkin Seed Fruit Truffles Roll 2 pitted prunes in 2 Tbs. roasted pumpkin seeds.
Hard-Boiled Egg, Hummus, and Red Pepper Have 1 hard-boiled egg with 1 cup sliced red pepper dipped in 1/4 cup hummus.
Edamame 1 1/2 cups frozen and thawed, precooked in-shell edamame.
Popcorn Trail Mix Mix half a bag of popped 94-percent-fat-free microwave popcorn (or a 100-calorie bag) with 2 Tbs. raisins, 1 Tbs. sunflower seeds, and 1/8 tsp. cinnamon.
Peanut Butter Toast And Melon Spread 1 slice whole-wheat toast with 2 tsp. peanut butter. Pair it with 3/4 cup cantaloupe chunks.
L?rabar Grab one of these highly tasty snack bars and enjoy!
Cheddar-Tomato Mini Wrap Place a 1 oz. slice reduced-fat cheddar cheese and 1/4 cup diced tomato in a small whole-grain tortilla. Roll up and enjoy.
Rice Pudding Combine 1/4 cup cooked brown rice, 1/2 cup low-fat plain yogurt, 1 Tbs. raisins, 1 Tbs. chopped walnuts, and cinnamon to taste.
Berry-Almond Smoothie In a blender, combine 1/2 cup frozen blueberries, 1 cup unsweetened almond milk, 1 Tbs. almond butter, and 1 tsp. maple syrup. Blend until smooth, about 45 seconds.
PB-Choco Cereal Enjoy 3/4 cup Chocolate Peanut Putter Puffins with 1/2 cup 1 percent milk and 1 Tbs. chopped peanuts.
Latte And Orange Pair a 16-oz. nonfat decaf latte with a medium orange.
Goat-Cheese-Stuffed Dried Figs Fill 3 dried figs each with 1 Tbs. pasteurized goat cheese and a dash of pepper.
Soy Nuts And Kiwifruit Eat 1/4 cup roasted soy nuts with 2 kiwifruit.
Banana Roll Slice a large banana into 4 pieces. Sprinkle 3 Tbs. shredded coconut onto a plate. Press end of each piece of banana into coconut.
Apple Cottage Cheese Stir 1/2 small apple, chopped, and 2 Tbs. pistachios into 1/2 cup 1 percent cottage cheese.
Snap Peas Enjoy 11/2 cups sugar snap peas dipped in 1/3 cup hummus.
Fruit And Nuts Eat 1 hard-cooked egg, 7 walnut halves, and 20 grapes.
Herbed-Cheese Popcorn Toss 4 cups air-popped popcorn with 1 tsp. olive oil, 1/4 tsp. dried dill, 1/4 tsp. pepper, and 2 Tbs. grated parmesan cheese.
Nutty-Banana Crackers Spread 1 Tbs. almond butter over 2 Wasa crackers; top with 1/2 large banana, sliced.
Kind Almond And Coconut Bar Grab one of these tasty bars and reboot!


About 150 Calories Each

Rice Pudding Have one 4-oz. container of Kozy Shack rice pudding.
Lemon Sorbet With Berries Savor 2/3 cup lemon sorbet with 1/3 cup berries sprinkled on top.
Light Vanilla Ice Cream With Chocolate Chips Top 1/2 cup Edy's/Dreyer's Slow Churned light vanilla ice cream with 1 tsp. mini chocolate chips.
Starbucks Petit Vanilla Scone Have 1 classic Starbucks petit vanilla scone with decaf tea.
Pecan Sandies With Decaf Coffee Enjoy a cup with 2 pecan sandies or shortbread cookies.
Microwave S'mores Break a graham cracker in two. Top a half with a dark chocolate tasting square and 1 marshmallow. Nuke until the marshmallow is puffy. Top with other half.
Ice Cream Indulgence Savor 1/2 cup regular Neapolitan ice cream.
Chips And Salsa Munch on 1 oz. tortilla chips dipped in 2 Tbs. salsa.
Tea And Cookie Nibble 1 large gingersnap cookie with 1 cup of decaf tea.
Chocolate Almonds Eat 9 chocolate-covered nuts.
Cookie Pudding Crumble 1 vanilla wafer over 1/2 cup vanilla pudding and sprinkle with a pinch of cinnamon.
Booty Call Have 1 oz. Pirate's Booty Aged White Cheddar.
Hot Cocoa Combine 6 oz. 1 percent milk with 11/2 Tbs. unsweetened cocoa, 2 tsp. sugar, and 1/2 tsp. vanilla. Heat in a pot on the stove or in a mug in your micro. So cozy!
Potato Chips Toss back 1 oz. potato chips (about 15 chips). Enjoy every one!

Originally published in the October 2011 issue of American Baby magazine. Updated October 2012.

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