Energy Boost Between Meals

Eating small, healthy snacks throughout the day will help keep your energy up in these last few weeks.

During the last weeks of pregnancy, when your baby is growing bigger and bigger, eating five or six mini-meals every day makes more sense than two or three big meals because big meals can cause heartburn. For energy-boosting snacks, choose foods that provide protein as well as carbohydrates. Reach for snacks such as leftover chicken on a slice of whole wheat bread, yogurt and fruit, cheese and crackers, cereal with milk, trail mix made with nuts and raisins, a glass of milk and a piece of fruit, apple slices spread with peanut butter, or beans and rice.

Originally published in You & Your Baby: Pregnancy.

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