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I Need Snacking Ideas STAT.

That button is genius, right? Thanks for the nice comments about my belly, by the way. I have to admit my favorite was an incoming link about how good I looked for 19 months pregnant. 19 MONTHS pregnant? Hell, I LOOK FANTASTIC.

The belly is definitely popping, which is perfectly coinciding with my incessant need to graze like a cow all day long. Speaking of…

(SEGUE!)

I love to prep. I love to cook. I love to eat. I HATE TO PLAN MY MEALS.

I’ve talked about this before, and how the Relish System totally saved my ass in the kitchen. Seriously, you guys. I’ve been consistently using their menus and grocery lists on a weekly basis for almost 2 years. 2 years! That right there is true love in my books, for the last time I showed that level and length of commitment was to my Duran Duran poster (MARRY ME, NICK RHODES!!!) from 1982 to 1984.

(Hey! If you also suffer from Can’tPlanDinneritis and want to join Relish, be sure and enter whoorl in the “how you heard of us” section so they know I sent you!)

Back to the planning thing. Although I have my dinners beautifully covered on a weekly basis, I am still falling short on planning/purchasing items for other meals, such as snacks. Seeing as I feel the need to eat a little something, oh, about every 26 minutes, I am at a loss as to what I should buy for healthy snacks in between meals. Right now, I am eating more baby carrots and radishes than you can shake a stick at. I am turning a lovely shade of rosy orange, though!

What are some of your favorite moderately healthy snacks to keep around the house? Help me! DO IT FOR THE BABY.

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  • Gillian

    January 27, 2010 at 2:51 pm

    I often have some homemade hummus around the house and eat it with things like carrot or celery sticks and rice crackers.
    .-= Gillian´s last blog ..Declines =-.

  • lisa

    January 27, 2010 at 2:53 pm

    almonds, cottage cheese, baby carrots, oranges, stretch island (or trader joes) fruit leathers, banana with peanut butter– all of these were my go to pregnancy snacks! I liked snacking more than big meals since the bigger meals made me feel horrible!

  • samantha jo campen

    January 27, 2010 at 2:54 pm

    Since you’re eating carrots already, add hummus. MMMMM.

    Peanut butter with apples.

    Trail mix.

    Dried apricots.

    All of my go-so snacks when I was pregnant and our kid is perfect so, you know. These must have helped :-)
    .-= samantha jo campen´s last blog ..Soothing =-.

  • Christen

    January 27, 2010 at 2:55 pm

    Hummus and Trader Joe’s Pita Bites Crackers are my new snack go-to. I’m not pregnant or anything. Just like to snack.
    .-= Christen´s last blog ..Sketchy Dudes =-.

  • Adelle @ ready...GO!...get set

    January 27, 2010 at 2:55 pm

    Edamame was one of my standbys, also apples and PB, celery and PB (I ate a lot of PB when I was preggers. I ate a lot of everything when I was preggers.)

  • Rebecca (Bearca)

    January 27, 2010 at 2:57 pm

    Apples + peanut butter. Pita chips + hummus. French fries.

    WHAT? Scratch that last one. Sorry. Am hungry.
    .-= Rebecca (Bearca)´s last blog ..I can’t believe I’m posting this =-.

  • monstergirlee

    January 27, 2010 at 2:59 pm

    Raw Almonds – mmmm my fave
    At the beginning of each day, cut an apple into slices and put in a sandwich bag in the fridge – you can grab it any time.
    100 calorie packs of any savory snack
    Yogurt
    make up some chicken salad, put in container, put some on crackers anytime you feel like it
    premake PB&J, cut into 4 pieces and put in plastic bag in fridge
    Thats all I can think of right now.
    btw – your tummy looks super cute!
    .-= monstergirlee´s last blog ..Loves the Lost Tooth Look =-.

  • shannon

    January 27, 2010 at 2:59 pm

    popcorn, clementines (yum), fruit popsicles, pretzels (boring but filling), I am a fruitaholic so any fruit is good in my book – and frozen grapes – delish! watermelon!
    .-= shannon´s last blog ..Back to School =-.

  • Amanda Brown

    January 27, 2010 at 3:07 pm

    Low-fat mozza cheese strings, sugar snap peas. And chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream. :)
    .-= Amanda Brown´s last blog ..It’s Linky! Linky! =-.

  • Carrisa

    January 27, 2010 at 3:10 pm

    Waffle Fries are healthy right?

    Fiber One bars. I swear there is no better way to get daily fiber. I’ve yet to find a flavor I didn’t like.

    Grapes.

    And apparently The Biggest Loser seems to think that chewing Extra gum helps. I think they are full of shit.
    .-= Carrisa´s last blog ..you asked for it =-.

  • Nothing But Bonfires

    January 27, 2010 at 3:13 pm

    My current fave is dried Bing cherries from Trader Joe’s with a tiny little piece of aged gouda (also from Trader Joe’s.) You don’t need much of the cheese and the protein keeps you full. Am also a big fan of those little red Babybel cheeses (I need my cheese to be portion-controlled or I eat THE WHOLE THING), often with a couple of low-fat triscuits and maybe a dash of fig jam. Am sometimes partial to putting a dab of cream cheese on a piece of ham and rolling the whole thing up. Also, if you can get to Whole Foods, they have these INSANELY GOOD granola bars there that aren’t like granola bars at all, they’re like heaven. They’re called Carman’s and they’re from Australia: yummy rolled oats, nice and chewy, not like normal granola bars at all. LOVE.

  • Tess

    January 27, 2010 at 3:13 pm

    I like the 100 calorie smart pop popcorn packs…

  • Calee

    January 27, 2010 at 3:14 pm

    We keep a large gladware of cut veggies on the counter AT ALL TIMES these days. Radishes, carrots, pearl tomatoes and the dreaded celery.

    Also. I heart greek yogurt with (lots of) honey and granola and maybe even some fruit. I’ve gotten truly lazy and now just have a open bag of Trader Joes berries in the fridge.

    Ham and Swiss roll-ups (no bread or nasty lettuce)

    Trail mix (though I feel guilty every time I eat a nut)

    Yeah, that’s about it. And now I need another snack.
    .-= Calee´s last blog ..If you want to cultivate peace…” =-.

  • Jen

    January 27, 2010 at 3:15 pm

    I am 18 weeks pregnant w/ my 2nd and my belly is muuuuuuuch larger than yours – maybe due to my snacking or my abdominal muscles giving up on life!

    I always have yogurts, crackers and cheese and fruit on hand for snacking. But I also think a small bowl of cereal is a great snack too.
    .-= Jen´s last blog ..One Woman’s Trash =-.

  • andrea

    January 27, 2010 at 3:18 pm

    I like to throw together my own trail mix that way I can control the amount of the bad stuff (dark chocolate chips in my case) mixed with the better (dried cherries, blueberries or golden raisins) and nuts (raw almonds or cashews) I am eating. I know it is not a low calorie snack, but in your case it surely doesn’t matter! I also always have bags of edamame on hand and even sometimes like to make a hummus like dip out of it to mix things up. Popcorn is another favorite around here and instead of using the microwave kind we put 1/4 of kernels mixed with a little bit of olive oil and salt in a paper lunch sack that has been stapled shut in the microwave for about 2 minutes and you have the perfect personal sized portion.

    Apparently I really like to snack….
    .-= andrea´s last blog ..It’s a new generation =-.

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