There are a lot of physical and emotional challenges when becoming a new mom, so many things on your mind. But you’ve got this! You’re a superhero and even superheroes need the right fuel. That’s why today I’m excited to share some easy and healthy snacks to fuel your motherhood journey and help you bounce back after baby.
The truth is that busy moms who are looking to bounce back after baby need snacks that are not only healthy, but also quick and easy to make. It’s important that new moms eat well, and eat regularly.
But if full meals aren’t happening or just sound too inconvenient as you’re adjusting to the busy newborn schedule, it’s helpful to have easy and healthy snacks on hand. (Preferably snacks that you can eat with one hand while multitasking and rocking that sweet new bundle of joy).
Here are three easy snacks to keep stocked in your kitchen for healthy postpartum snacking.
Loading up the fridge pre-baby with a ton of perishable items isn’t always the best idea. That’s where dried fruit comes in . . . it’s a GREAT go-to snack, especially if you opt for the higher-fiber choices like apricots, cranberries, or figs. Always be sure you’re stocking up on the unsweetened kind. And if you have time, here’s a quick and easy dried fruit cookie recipe.
It really is as easy as it sounds. Toast the bread slices, then spread on the peanut butter and you have a great snack! Nut butter is an easy and healthy snack to help you bounce back after baby. It’s the perfect mix of protein and healthy fats, and is super satisfying/filling. Spread nut butters on whatever you can eat with one hand, and if you’re feeling fancy, add some honey or chopped up fruit.
If you’re feeling ambitious, you can combine #1 and #2 into just about any variety/flavor of no-bake power/energy balls. There are a million and one recipes out there but it’s really a pretty foolproof snack concept: take some nut butter and dried fruit and roll up up with whatever else you feel like adding (oats, chocolate chips, honey, coconut oil, flax seed, cocoa, you name it!) chill or freeze for an easy snack that’s much healthier than most of the packaged energy bites out there.
There is a TON of conflicting information out there about how to bounce back after baby. If you’re not an expert, it’s really difficult to know where to start. If you don’t know where to start (or if sifting through fat loss programs makes your head spin), you’re not alone. But getting back your pre-baby body doesn’t have to be complicated. We hope these easy snacks give you a starting place. In addition to a great postpartum exercise routine, your nutrition is top priority!
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