Smart Snacks

In the second and third trimesters, you’ll need extra calories — approximately 300 a day. One of these healthy snacks will give you the extra calories you need each day.


Creamy Grapes Toss 1 1/2 cups seedless red or green grapes with 1 cup nonfat plain yogurt and 1 tablespoon maple syrup. 302 calories

Cucumber Salmon “Sandwiches” Slice 1 medium cucumber in half lengthwise and carefully scoop out the seeds to create a shallow boat. Fill hollowed area with 3 tablespoons reduced-fat soft garlic and herb cheese spread (such as Alouette Light Garlic et Herbes) and top with 3 ounces of sliced smoked salmon. 319 calories

Pesto Corn Spread 3 teaspoons prepared pesto over 2 ears of steamed corn. Season with salt and pepper to taste. 268 calories

Tomato-Mozzarella Salad Slice 2 medium tomatoes and overlap slices with 1 1/2 ounces of sliced low-fat mozzarella on a plate. Sprinkle with 1 tablespoon olive oil and 3 torn fresh basil leaves and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper. 292 calories

Edamame (fresh soybeans) Boil 3 cups frozen soybeans (in the pods) until they float to the water’s surface, about 4 minutes. Drain, cool and remove from pods. 300 calories

Asian Guacamole Lightly mash half of a peeled, pitted, ripe avocado. Blend in 1 medium chopped tomato, 2 tablespoons reduced-fat Asian dressing and 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro. Serve with 10 baked tortilla chips. 300 calories

Pretend Berry Cheesecake Spread 4 graham cracker squares with 2 tablespoons whipped cream cheese. Top with 1 tablespoon all-fruit blueberry preserves and 1 cup sliced fresh strawberries. 296 calories