The best healthy snacks for busy mums and mums-to-be

by Stephanie Spencer |
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Need a quick power boost to keep you going until lunch or something tasty to save you from the 4pm slump? We’ve got the best snacks that are perfect for an energy lift, whether you’re pregnant or a sleep-deprived mum.


22 of the best healthy snacks for busy and expectant mums

Itsu Miso’easy Traditional Miso (Pack of 5)1 of 17

Itsu Miso’easy Traditional Miso (Pack of 5)

Instead of the usual packet soup, these sachets of miso soup make for a light snack that are packed with antioxidants, B vitamins, minerals, and protein. Simply add the mix to water for a filling and comforting energy boost.

Nine Berry and Chia Seed Bar (Pack of 20)2 of 17

Nine Berry and Chia Seed Bar (Pack of 20)

Rich in essential fatty acids and protein, these bars are made up of a mix of sunflower, sesame, chia, hemp and pumpkin seeds. They’re rich in energy to keep you going – a great snack bar for labour.

Annas Traditional Swedish Ginger Thins (Pack of 3)3 of 17

Annas Traditional Swedish Ginger Thins (Pack of 3)

These light gingery biscuits make for a lovely mid-afternoon snack. They’re also great to snack on in pregnancy if morning sickness has sent your appetite off piste. Though be warned – they’re moreish!

The Collective Mighty Mango Yogurt4 of 17

The Collective Mighty Mango Yogurt

These tasty gourmet Greek-style yogurts have a light, fluffy texture on top of a layer of fruit compote or caramel fudge. Packed with live cultures, each pack has three servings. They’re a sweet snack without being too naughty and come in five flavours, mango, raspberry, cherry, passion fruit, and fudge.

Eat Natural Bars Protein Packed with Peanuts & Chocolate (Pack of 12)5 of 17

Eat Natural Bars Protein Packed with Peanuts & Chocolate (Pack of 12)

This cereal bar is perfect if you have to grab breakfast on the go while taking your baby to nursery. The peanuts in it boost your protein levels, so you’ll stay full up until lunch.

Graze Feel Good Variety Pack6 of 17

Graze Feel Good Variety Pack

Boost your growing baby’s development and satisfy your pregnant snack craving with these graze snacks, rich in omega-3 fatty acids, protein and fibre and come perfectly portioned for a mid-afternoon pick-me-up.

Snack Organisation Sweet Chilli Crackers 7 of 17

Snack Organisation Sweet Chilli Crackers

The Snack Organisation rice crackers are oven baked so they’re lower in fat than regular crisps. Crunchy and ever so moreish, they’re available in sweet chilli, lightly salted, and teriyaki flavours.

Mezete Dip & Go8 of 17

Mezete Dip & Go

Mouth-watering flavours make these dips perfect for when you’re on the go and they don’t need refrigerating so you don’t need to worry about how long it’s been in your handbag. Each houmous pot comes with a side order of breadsticks.

BEAR Blackcurrant YoYo Fruit Roll (Pack of 18)9 of 17

BEAR Blackcurrant YoYo Fruit Roll (Pack of 18)

These fruit roll-ups are made from pureed fruit which is then baked until dry and then rolled up. They contain no added sugar, sulphites or stabilisers, and are packed full of fibre, as well as being extremely yummy. Great for sharing with your toddler, too.

YooMoo Frozen Yogurt Lollies10 of 17

YooMoo Frozen Yogurt Lollies

Even when it’s not exactly warm outside, that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a frozen snack. These frozen yogurt lollies are low in fat, but will make you believe you’re tucking into your favourite ice-cream.

Waitrose Dried Apricots 11 of 17

Waitrose Dried Apricots

Dried apricots are rich in fibre, so perfect for boosting digestive health, especially in pregnancy, as well as hitting that hunger pang.

Tyrell’s Veg Crisps 12 of 17

Tyrell’s Veg Crisps

If you’re craving crunchy crisps but trying to be healthy, these parsnip, beetroot, and carrot crisps are high in fibre – they’re cooked with their skins on – and suitable for vegans, vegetarians, and those on a gluten free diet.

Whitworth Stoned Sayer Dates 13 of 17

Whitworth Stoned Sayer Dates

Dates are a fantastic snack for pregnant women as studies have shown that they can help tone the muscles of the uterus to help with birth.

Sun Maid Sour Raisins Strawberry (7 x 20g) 14 of 17

Sun Maid Sour Raisins Strawberry (7 x 20g)

For a change from regular dried raisins, these are sun-dried and then infused with natural flavourings such as watermelon and strawberry, making a healthy alternative to processed and sugar-laden sweets. Plus, each bag counts towards one of your five a day.

M&S Carrots with Houmous 15 of 17

M&S Carrots with Houmous

Houmous is a great source of iron and folic acid – both essential nutrients during pregnancy and for boosting energy when you’re a mum. The addition of carrot dippers provide extra crunch and texture.

Holland & Barrett Almonds16 of 17

Holland & Barrett Almonds

Almonds are rich in vitamin E to keep your skin looking great during pregnancy and when you're a mum and fill that hunger gap between breakfast and lunch.

Deliciously Ella Salted Almond Caramel Cups 17 of 17

Deliciously Ella Salted Almond Caramel Cups

If you’re looking for a sweet treat, this is the one for you. With gooey vegan caramel and creamy salted almond butter ganache, and a thin layer of our vegan chocolate on top, this is perfect plant-based indulgence.

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