I’m slightly in denial that I’m going to be hitting 30 weeks tomorrow. I say slightly in denial because there really isn’t any denying the fact that this baby will be making her appearance fairly soon. This second pregnancy is really flying by fast.
Even though there are many fabulous benefits to pregnancy, all the not-so-fun aspects of pregnancy are all coming back to me.
One of the strangest side effects of pregnancy that I’ve encountered is not being able to eat large portions at meals. Who would have thought? I’ve always assumed pregnancy was the time to dig in and really take advantage of the saying, “eating for two.”
In reality, once you hit the third trimester, there’s not a whole lot of room for big meals. That doesn’t mean I’m not any hungrier. Not only am I making frequent stops to the bathroom, but I have also found myself constantly in the kitchen looking for something to fill me up without filling me up.
Since I find myself snacking a lot during the day, I wanted something easy to throw together, easy to take on the go and, most importantly, healthy. My tasty pregnancy trail mix recipe is not only simple to make, but it’s good for you and will satisfy all those pregnancy cravings.
The Perfect Pregnancy Trail Mix Recipe
I did some research (no surprise) before putting together my pregnancy trail mix recipe. I wanted to make sure to include foods chock-full of nutrients necessary for growing a baby. While researching, I noticed some trends…
colorful fruits and veggies
salmon (hmm… not so good in a trail mix)
eggs (also, not the greatest addition to a trail mix)
I chose the foods that made sense (and would taste good) in a trail mix recipe. If you are interested in finding out about all the must-eat foods for pregnancy, you can try WebMD’s list, the Bump’s list, and What to Expect’s list.
Now, don’t feel like you can only eat this trail mix while pregnant. It’s a great snack to keep at your bedside while breastfeeding. Even non-moms will enjoy this mix. My younger brother loved it, and his diet usually consists of chicken wings, pizza, and more chicken wings.
- 1/2 C walnuts
- 1/2 C almonds
- 1/2 C plain cheerios
- 1/4 C pumpkin seeds
- 1/4 C dried mangos
- 1/4 C yogurt-covered raisins
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp ginger
- Combine all ingredients.
- Mix well.
- Serve and enjoy!