5 Summer Pregnancy Treats to Keep You Cool and Refreshed
Check out these fun and easy summer recipes that make for a perfect pregnancy treat!
Pregnant and hangry is one thing, but pregnant, hangry, and hot is another! We are expecting a hot summer full of heat waves this year, and nothing is better than a refreshing snack to keep you cool and comfortable. Being pregnant means paying a little closer attention to your diet to make sure you are providing enough nutrients for both you and the baby to grow and develop properly. Check out these delicious recipes that are full of vitamins and minerals – perfect for summer pregnancy treats to help keep your belly and your baby happy and healthy!
Peanut Butter Banana Cups
A clean twist on a classic treat – this recipe is full of fiber, protein, folic acid, and potassium from the bananas and peanut butter. Perfect for pregnancy treats that also satisfy your sweet tooth!
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Glowing Pregnancy Smoothie
This recipe was made just for you! This smoothie is high in fiber and protein, and it is packed with fresh fruit and vegetables. This pregnancy treat can be enjoyed as a drink, or add more ice and less liquid to make a smoothie bowl with your favorite toppings.
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Five Bean Salad With Garlicky Mustard Dressing
Legumes are an excellent plant-based resource for fiber, protein, iron, folic acid, and calcium. This yummy and refreshing five bean salad makes for a delicious pregnancy treat and a perfect side dish for those summertime BBQs.
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Easy Chocolate Avocado Pudding
Avocados are an amazing, versatile fruit and high in fiber, folic acid, vitamin K, potassium, and vitamin C. Regular avocado toast can get boring – so switch it up! Check out this awesome recipe that transforms avocados into a creamy chocolate pudding for a decadently sweet pregnancy treat.
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Blueberry Yogurt Swirl Popsicles
It is recommended during pregnancy to consume extra protein and calcium for your little one to grow strong – and Greek yogurt contains more calcium than most dairy products. Adding berries to your diet also adds fiber, antioxidants, healthy carbs, and helps keep you hydrated. You can switch up this popsicle recipe with any other of your favorite berries and fruits to make your perfect summer pregnancy treat.
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No matter what you decide to snack on this summer, remember to just choose what is best for you and your growing baby!
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