7 Best Snacks for Breastfeeding Mamas

You’ve just put on the flanges and your milk has started to flow...when your stomach grumbles.

Upside to breastfeeding: you totally earn extra calories. Instead of wasting them on empty sugar and carbs -- fun as that may be-- these easy recipes will get you and your baby the nutrition and calories you need. Bonus: you can eat these snacks with one hand. Onward towards deliciousness!

1. Yogurt Covered Cranberries

Haven’t you heard? The cranberry is the new raisin! Satisfy your sweet tooth and get those antioxidants in at the same time.  Recipe

2. Banana "Ice Cream" Bites

Get your ice cream fix with this guilt AND lactose free option. Bananas are also great choices for breastfeeding mamas as they are rich in potassium and vitamin C. Simply freeze, blend, top with mini chocolate chips and #treatyoself.  Recipe

3. Maple Butter Spiced Popcorn

If autumn was a snack, it would be this yummy popcorn. Luckily this snack can be enjoyed throughout the year, without all the seasonal allergies. Recipe

4. Bliss Balls 

No-bake snacks that are easy, healthy, and can be made in many delicious varieties like raspberry chocolate, banana bread, and coconut mint? Yes, please. Who needs chocolate truffles? (JK, we always need chocolate truffles). Recipe

5. Roasted Edamame with Sea Salt and Cracked Pepper

Edamame is like the hip, young aunt of the bean family. Plus it has hella protein and fiber. So snack away! Recipe

6. Easy Egg Wraps 

Perfect for on-the-go mornings (more like every morning nowadays), these egg wraps are quick, portable, and yummy. You can fill it however you want and eat it with one hand! Recipe

7. Berry Greek Yogurt Parfait

Who doesn’t love a good parfait? Parfaits are delicious...and this recipe is nutritious too! Recipe

What's your favorite breastfeeding snack? Let us know! 


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