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What are your favorite foods to snack on while you are nursing, pumping, bottle feeding or otherwise occupied with baby? Am I the only one that realizes how hungry I am when I find myself trapped under a baby?
Usually some kind of granola bar or protein bar. Right now it's homemade granola bars. Especially in the beginning, I had to have food and water nearby because I'd be dying of thirst and starving as soon as she'd latch on. It's s little better now though.I do still keep snacks and drinks around though..
Oooh, graham crackers... I might have to pick some of those up this week. I wonder if I've even got some.
I had been eating these yogurt pretzels that I got from the bulk bins, but I recently figured out that that ain't yogurt brotha'! So now I can't eat them knowing it's essentially crappy frosting.
I made granola bars last week and want to make more- this time I'm going to add more fruit, more chocolate chips and another dash of kosher salt since I love the salty sweet combo. I eat those both midday and in the middle of the night when I'm starving. I'm also trying to eat nuts and fresh fruit. I have a few healthy muffins left in the freezer that I snack on and I have been known to just eat deli cheese and meat from the fridge. I also had a whole carrot dipped in sour cream last week and thought it was tasty, so I am going to try to incorporate celery and carrot sticks dipped in a lightly made dip for a healthy snack.
Lately it's been nursing tea, coffee, water. I find myself not finding time fort snacks, but I definitely get my three meals in. I've been eating lots of eggs, avacado, sandwiches ( i missed that deli meat while pregnant!) If I do snack I try to make it fruit. OH! and SUSHI!!!!!
I am always eating when I am done breast feeding and start pumping milk. I drink a ton of water and snack on granola bars, nuts (yum pistachios), fruit or whole wheat Ritz crackers. I love crunchy snacks.
LOVE the cocoa roast almonds! That's one thing I always have in my pantry.
As for granola bars...I used a recipe that MaineBean posted the other day (I would link to it, but I'm on my phone...it was in the Happy Monday thread). It was actually pretty easy. I modified it a bit, but that's the beauty of granola...you can customize it easily.
You ladies must be better than me. I don't really do snacks when I'm nursing. I find there are days I forget about eating, or I've been busy with the kids, and suddenly, I realize it's lunch time, and I never had breakfast. I'm trying to make a conscious effort to drink enough water, but I don't always do great with that, either. So, then I guzzle it trying to catch up.
Mommy to Jasmine (17), Kirsten (14), Ana (12), Katie (3), Xavier (1), and Gunnar (born 10-15-14)