Healthy Quick Snacks for the Hungry Breastfeeding Mama

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The first few months of motherhood – the beauty and haziness that surround it all; It can feel like you're just struggling to survive.  Lack of sleep can make it hard to make the right nutritional choices to nourish yourself, and if you're breastfeeding then you're baby too. 

I remember those first days with both of my boys, It was beautiful, and also tiring. All those feedings and I found myself constantly wanting snacks within arm’s reach that were fast, easy, and healthy.

So this list is for you – whether you’re breastfeeding and needing some extra snacking calories or bottle-feeding (because that takes just as much time no doubt), your guide to quick, healthy snacks for the feeding, hungry mama.

1.     Brown rice cakes with almond butter, banana, and coconut flakes

2.     Protein Power Balls (so simple! Roll 1 Cup peanut or almond butter, and whatever you have in your pantry! Chia seeds, hemp seeds, ground flax, a few tablespoons of cacao powder and protein powder, 1 tbsp maple syrup - and for an extra special treat melt dark chocolate chips, dip and freeze them!)

3.     Dried Fruit (with no added sugar)

4.     Toasted coconut flakes

5.     Veggies & hummus

6.     Vega snack bars (usually available at Costco!)

7.     Handful of nuts

8.     Apple chips

9.     Kale chips

10.     Flax crackers

11.    Lentil noodles with pasta sauce (these noodles are outta this world. Same great texture as "normal" pasta but it's 100% lentils!)

12.    Edamame

13.   Bowl of frozen Fruit

** A lot of these snacks are available at well.ca, which means you don't even have to leave the house, they'll deliver right to your door! It doesn't get much better than that. Plus all Canadian orders over $29 qualify for free shipping!

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