Is it okay to snack more when you’re pregnant?


When you’re pregnant, any time feels like snack time. Well, good news — not only is that OK, it’s recommended. The green light comes from Johns Hopkins nutritionist Diane Vizthum.

She says good nutrition while eating for two includes healthy pregnancy snacks. Emphasis on healthy, though.

You’ll probably need an additional 340 calories per day in your second trimester and 450 in your third. (That’s about one to two extra snacks per day.)

The right foods give you energy and help your baby develop. Plus, healthy snacking can reduce nausea and keep you filled up so you don’t reach for junk food. The trick is to find wholesome snacks that satisfy your pregnancy cravings.

For more details, check out 5 Snack Foods to Eat While Pregnant.