Before I became pregnant I wasn't really much of a snacker and sometimes I was even a meal skipper mainly because I'd just forget, bad I know, but I did. In fact pregnancy really did sort me out, I've became a much healthier eater as well as a super snacker! Yup, I didn't think that such a thing was possible, but I've turned snacking into an art form.
The hunger that appeared when I was pregnant was nothing compared too the hunger that took over postpartum! Midnight meals, sudden staving pains while feeding it was crazy. Although even now 6 months later, if I don't eat something every feel hours I get the shakes and feel dizzy, it's pretty amazing how much your body changes. So now I try (if possible) to always have something to snack on in my bag, I'm sure that it's all just prep for when the kiddy is at that snacking age!
- Yoghurt Jar:
I just fill a small jar 1/2 way with plan un-sweetened yoghurt, a few frozen berries, some seeds, a teaspoon of chia seeds, 1 tablespoon of 'quick' rolled oats, about 5-10 almonds and leave for at least an hour, shake and eat!
A bag of thinly sliced apples bits, explains its self really. Eat them from the bag like chips. Munch munch
See this blogpost I did last year for a sweet and spicy popcorn recipe.
- Spicy(ish) nuts:
1 cup Almonds, Cashew bits and Hazelnuts.
1/2 cup Pumpkin and sunflower seeds
2 TBSP Chia seeds
1/4 tsp Cayenne Pepper
1/4 tsp Cinnamon
1/4 tsp Ground Ginger
2 TBSP Orange juice
1 TBSP melted Coconut oil
Mix the nuts and seeds, not the Chia seeds though, together. In a separate bowl mix together the spices, oil and orange juice then pour and mix over the nut and seed mix. Tip out onto a baking tray and bake at 180 for around 10-15 minutes check on them regularly as they can catch quickly. Once you take them out mix through the chia seeds then let cool.