Hunger cravings during pregnancy are something that all the expecting mothers are familiar with! Mommies usually consider late night hunger to be something unusual, but that is not the case. During pregnancy your body is going through a lot of hormonal changes and the odd-hour eatings can often lead to nausea.
Here are some quick bite healthy snack ideas that are not only easy to make, but will also do the trick of satisfying your hunger.
A bowl of soy chips, buttered popcorn or some baked tortilla chips with cheese and salsa dip will be the perfect choice if you crave for something crunchy at night. You can also munch over some nuts, dry fruits and trail mix giving you the right amount of iron boost in small bites. Roasted masala papad with cucumber, corn, and tomatoes is another easy to make quick and healthy snack for your hunger pangs.
Roasted masala papad recipe:
If you feel you couldn’t manage to eat the right balance of fiber during the day, have some fresh fruits, sprouts or corn chaat. A whole wheat sandwich, toast or roasted chana can also be a good choice to complete the dose of a high valued meal.
Recipe for corn chaat
You can quickly have a bowl of low-fat yogurt fruit smoothie or fresh fruit juice. Also, yogurt with cereal will be a complete meal in itself that is full of calcium and protein benefits. Soups or kesar milk can also satisfy your midnight cravings if you feel like drinking something hot.
Recipe for banana smoothie:
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Midnight cravings are usually prominent during the first three months or if you have improper meals during the day. Since the baby is growing with you, your body demands supply of the right amount of wholesome nutrition. If you are hungry then it is a sign that your baby is hungry too. These quick snacks at night can also help you to avoid morning sickness and waking up feeling tired.
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