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Healthy, easy to digest snacks


Since food is quite problematic for me, and i suspect many other pregnant women too, i thought it would be nice to share some easy snack recipes, that are easy to digest and healthy for ourselves and our babies.

I find easy to digest important to avoid nausea, bloating, constipation and other stomach issues us pregnant women might suffer from.

I'll put some of my tips and recipes in reply to this post, to avoid time-outs. Hopefully you will share yours too!

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Toasts/crackers with cucumber and smoked salmon.

Use toasts or crackers with neutral flavor, no added sugar or other 'unhealthy' stuff. Or just toast some bread.

Step 1:
1/3 - 1/2 cucumber, grate it and let drip out the moist (it's not to bad to drink the cucumber water, for a healthy drink while you make this)
2 table spoons of lemon juice
1 table spoon of dill (fresh or dried)
1/2 avocado, mashed
Some salt
Mix it all together, taste if the flavor is nice and fresh, add cucumber if needed.

Step 2:
Slap of smoked salmon, bake it in a pan, till it is no longer raw.

Step 3: construct the toasts
Put a nice bumch of cucumber mix on the toast, put a piece of salmon on top of that.

Step 4: enjoy (and probably share, cause it might be a bit much. You can keep the cucumber mix and salmon seperated in the fridge for a day or 2 to eat later if needed)

Hope you will enjoy these snacks as much as i do ;)
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Tip: add some taco chips (not to much, keep it healthy!) to alternate with the veggies to dip. Nom.
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250-300g = 9-10 oz ( i'm from belgium, so not sure about can sizes in US, just pick something close to 2 - 2,5 cups)

Dip 2: guacamole
1 avocado
1/2 lime, squeezed
1 table spoon lemon juice
1 tomato (optional: peel, remove seeds to make easier to digest)
1/4 red sweet pepper (remove seeds always, optional: peel to make easier to digest)
Handful of fresh coriander
Some chili
Garlic, and some onion (optional)

Put in a blender, done!

Note: i find garlic an onion (especially raw) to hard to digest, so i make my dips without, and they still taste amazing.

Note: always wash fresh vegetables and herbes used raw thoroughly!
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Raw veggies with dip.

Raw veggies: cucumber, carrots, belgian fine chicory, cauliflower, mushrooms, sweet pepper, kohlrabi, radishes, ... Note: some can give bloating (cauliflower) or are harder to digest (pepper), best minimise those and mix with the 'easier' veggies (carrots)

Dip 1: hummus
A can of chickpeas 250 - 300 gr, drip out the moist
5 table spoons of sesame seeds
4 table spoons of olive oil (virgin)
1 table spoon of cumin
1 lemon, squeezed
Bit of chili (optional)
Garlic (optional)

Put all in a blender, and done!
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