These homemade snacks for your hospital bag are nutritious and simple to make. All of these snacks are high in protein and fibre, which are important for maintaining strength in labour.
Staying energised and hydrated in labour is super important. Having easy to digest snacks and drinks on hand is a great way to make sure you keep eating while in labour.
These simple snacks are high in protein and fibre, which will help to give you energy as your labour progresses.
What Food To Avoid In Labour?
It’s best to avoid greasy and hard to digest foods and instead opt for light foods while in labour. Your body need to dedicate most of its energy to the birth of your baby.
Stay away from quick but greasy foods like hamburgers or chips which are difficult for your body to digest. Although you’re unlikely to feel like eating these types of foods anyway!
I also tend to stay away from eating meats for protein during pre-labour and labour. I opt instead of nuts and seeds.
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Here are some good snacks for your hospital bag
These blueberry banana oatmeal muffins are made from oats, overripe bananas, blueberries, flaxseed, and only a few other simple ingredients. They are high in fibre and protein due to the oats and are a super satisfying snack.
Homemade high protein granola is simple and very inexpensive to make. Healthy nuts and seeds are combined with oats, honey, and coconut oil to create tasty and high protein snack.
This sourdough discard recipe is ready in under 1 hour and very simple to make. Sourdough discard is combined with ripe bananas, honey, vanilla, and a few other ingredients to create healthy and tasty banana bread.
These chocolate coconut date balls take less than 10 minutes to make and use only 5 simple ingredients. They are perfect for a quick boost of energy, fibre, and protein.
Labor aid is a simple electrolyte drink that is fantastic for keeping your hydrated while in labour. Lemon, lime, coconut water, and a few other ingredients are combined to create a hydrating and delicious drink.
Chopped fruit is another great food to snack on while in labour! I hope these snacks for hospital bag options give you some ideas you might want to try.
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