10 Quick and Easy Snacks for New Moms
As a new mom, we know that it can be difficult to find time and energy for you to make and prepare meals for yourselves. Our postpartum doulas are more than happy to help prepare meals and snacks while you bond with your new baby (or babies) or take a nap. In today’s blog we’ve complied 10 of our favorite quick and easy snacks that we love to make for our clients.
Postpartum Care Tip: eat while you’re feeding your baby, it’s okay if you get a few crumbs on them!
A smoothie can be a great, nutrition packed pick me up. Moms and dads can mix and match fruits and berries for the perfect smoothie. For an extra blast of nutrition add a handful or two of spinach!
Homemade Granola Bars
There is no better granola bar than a homemade one! Homemade granola bars can be made quickly and easily using ingredients you likely already have at home. You can skip the processed food aisles and make some delicious granola bars in your own kitchen!
Fruit or Veggies + Nut Butter
Try dipping apples, bananas, pears, strawberry, grapes, celery, or carrots in nut butter for a healthy protein packed snack. If you want to mix it up, you can make greek yogurt peanut butter fruit dip!
Quinn Popcorn is a quick, easy and organic snack for families. It comes in a variety of flavors, as well as pre-popped, microwave, and kernels for air popping. They have a farm to bag promise and their microwave popcorn bags are the first of it’s kind- free of chemical and plastic coatings. Finally, guilt free microwave popcorn!
Mamma Chia Squeeze Pouches
Mamma Chia Squeeze Pouches are widely available at grocery stores and some department stores, such as Target. They are an organic chia snack that comes in a handy squeeze pouch. Chia seeds are a great source of Omega-3, dietary fiber, and protein.
Trail mix, or just nuts in general, are fantastic snack for on the go or even just to put on the nightstand for middle of the night feedings. Customize them and add your favorite dried fruits, nuts, and seeds for the perfect pairings.
Veggies + Hummus
Hummus is a great source of protein and nutrients. It comes in a wide variety of flavors and options to choose from. Slice up veggies in advance for a quick, ready to grab snack!
Breastfeeding and formula feeding moms alike can benefit from lactation bites. They are easy to make, delicious, and hard to resist. The oats, brewers yeast, and flax seed in these lactation bites can boost Moms milk supply. If no boost is needed, or if Mom is formula feeding you can omit the brewers yeast and flax seed.
Yogurt + Granola
For a calcium boost, eat some greek yogurt with granola. Not only is it high in calcium and protein, adding granola is the perfect way to mix it up and add some flavor and crunch. For extra flavor add fresh berries or honey!
For a yummy, creamy, crunchy snack try avocado toast. Avocados are full of potassium, healthy fats, and fiber. Toast some whole grain nut bread and spread avocado on the top for the perfect pair.