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One of the tricks to good pregnancy nutrition is keeping healthy snacks around. If you do, you’ll be less likely to raid the vending machine at work or tear open that bag of potato chips in the pantry. Plus, you’ll be less likely to experience that all-too-familiar nausea that occurs when you don’t have enough food in your stomach. Following is a go-to list of pregnancy snacks to help you get your stockpile started. Try to eat just 100 to 150 calories of any of these snacks in a single sitting.

  • Cereal or oatmeal

  • Chocolate (either milk or dark)

  • Fresh, dried, canned, or jarred fruit

  • Freshly sliced veggies and hummus

  • Lowfat cheese, cottage cheese, or string cheese

  • Lowfat Greek yogurt

  • Nutrition bars (such as KIND, SOYJOY, Belly Bars, Clif, Zone, or Pria)

  • Nuts or nut butters (such as peanut, almond, or soy)

  • Salads (made with washed raw veggies, beans, and low-calorie dressing)

  • Smoothies

  • Trail mix

  • Whole-grain snacks (such as popcorn or SunChips)

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Joanne Stone, MD, is board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology. Stone is the maternal fetal medicine division director for the Mount Sinai health system. Keith Eddleman, MD, is board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology. Eddleman is the director of obstetrics and a senior member of the division of maternal fetal medicine in the department of OBGYN and reproductive science at Mount Sinai. Mary Duenwald is a veteran journalist and a Bloomberg Opinion editor.

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