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Snacks for the Pregnant Vegetarian
During pregnancy, many women rediscover the joys of snacking for a quick boost of energy, or a taste of something delicious. Here are some snacking suggestions from vegetarian moms. They actually make good dietary sense for all pregnant women, whether veggie or omnivorous.


• Nuts – pistachios, walnuts, cashews, unsalted almonds (“I had some at all times in my purse!” recalls one mom.)


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t .75in">• Energy bars such as Clif, Balance and Odwalla (One mom particularly enjoyed the organic Lara Bars: “Can’t beat the convenience factor!”)


t .75in">• Yogurt – milk or soy


t .75in">• Fresh fruit – strawberries, bananas, apples


t .75in">• Fresh veggies – carrots, celery, cherry tomatoes


t .75in">• Roasted sweet potato


t .75in">• Hummus and avocado sandwiches


t .75in">• Peanut butter on apples, carrots or celery (“A little goes a long way.”)


t .75in">• Fruit juice smoothies made with soy milk, juice and/or yogurt




• Homemade frozen fruit popsicles


• Ginger tea


• Saltine crackers (“The old standby really works!”)


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