I’m in my first trimester and would love some ideas please for snacks on the go and for healthy lunches and dinners. Thank you ????

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  • Things like carrot sticks are great snacks. I also like Oat bars, they are easy to throw in your bag and give a great energy boost.

  • I did a lot of snacking. And just didn’t eat any soft cheeses etc.

  • I did lots of grazing of healthy foods; small but regular grazing of snacks.

  • Really depends how you are feeling. If you’re not feeling sick try and eat lots of lean red meat and fruits and veg. If you’re feeling unwell it’s tricky, so just try and eat whatever you can stomach.

  • Cut veggies and hummus is a great snack, as are boiled eggs and toast.
    I would have low mercury fish once a week, glazed salmon or tuna patties (tinned Tuna). I loved Adam Liaw’s country chicken stew recipe. If you switch out the potato for swede and pumpkin it freezes really well. I was so grateful for my freezer load in the first few weeks of baby being here.

  • The first answer says it all.

  • I ate just normal nutritious food as usual and maybe added an extra time or two to eat in between meals later on in the pregnancy

  • Basic and healthy food was my preferred options; fruit and veg, crackers and toppings.

  • Thanks ladies for all the great advice….much appreciated ????

  • Carrot sticks, ice chips and cordial was my go to haha

  • I loved rice cakes when I was pregnant. With cottage cheese and tomato. Or peanut butter and banana.

    I also ate a lot of sweet potato with chicken and salad.

    Depends what makes you feel nauseas or what your craving. Just have a good balanced diet.

  • I always use to cook some eggs an baby cucumbers with some home made hommus for me to snack on at work. Strawberries and grapes were another one of my go too foods. Also rice cakes with your favourite topping or spread.

  • Below answer was detailed and great. also you can add some snacks as homemade bars like oats bar, nuts bars. i will be fuller and great nutritious

  • Snacks on the go – I cut up a lot of fruit & veggies and had them while I was pregnant, hard boiled eggs, smoothies. It really depends what you can stomach and if you’re feeling queasy at all (personally I couldn’t eat eggs my whole pregnancy)

    Lunches and dinners – Salads are a great way to get your daily dose of vegetables. Add protein to your salad with grilled chicken, fish (tuna, salmon, etc), or tofu. You can also add healthy fats with avocado or nuts.
    Salmon with roasted vegetables: Salmon is a great source of lean protein and omega-3 fatty acids, which are important for brain development. Roast some vegetables like broccoli, carrots, and potatoes to complete the meal.
    Chicken stir-fry: Stir-fries are a quick and easy way to get a healthy meal on the table. Use lean protein like chicken or tofu, and add plenty of vegetables. Serve over brown rice or quinoa.
    Lentil soup: Lentil soup is a hearty and healthy meal that is packed with protein and fibre. It’s also a good source of iron, which is important for pregnant women.

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