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The snacks listed here contain mom and baby-healthy nutrients such as calcium, fiber, protein; disease-fighting antioxidants; good fats; and even chocolate! While most doctors agree you don't need to consume extra calories during your first trimester, the average woman should be augmenting her total daily caloric intake during the second trimester and third trimester by about 300 calories. Learn more about healthy weight gain during pregnancy.
1/4 cup honey-roasted peanuts (150 calories)
8 ounces 100% pomegranate juice (160 calories)
1 cup lentil soup (140 calories)
1 kiwi fruit and 1 oz. string cheese (120 calories)
1 cup nonfat yogurt (any flavor) mixed with 1 teaspoon wheat germ and 1 teaspoon ground flax seed (180 calories)
3 Medjool dates (170 calories)
1 cup low-fat chocolate milk (160 calories)
1 ounce dark chocolate (140 calories)
1 apple with 1 tablespoon nut butter (almond, cashew or peanut) (170 calories)
1 cup fresh green, red and yellow bell pepper strips with 3 tablespoons hummus or baba ghanoush (160 calories)
1 hard-boiled egg with 1 cup vegetable or tomato juice (135 calories)
For more great prenatal meal plans and recipes, go to fitpregnancy.com/recipes.