When you are a breastfeeding mum it’s very common to suddenly feel famished in the middle of a breastfeed.
It’s a great idea to have a stash of healthy snacks available at home that you can just grab before you sit down to feed your baby.
These ideas below are not only nutritious and tasty, they’re also perfect to eat with one hand while you hold your little one close.

Yoghurt Tubs 

Grab a load of little pots and make up a pile of Greek yoghurts with various accompaniments. You could add some crushed almonds (which are said to be beneficial to making milk); fresh strawberries or blueberries; a sprinkling of LSA; or some pureed fruit such as apple to sweeten the yoghurt.

Lactation Cookies

A sweet tasty biscuit that can help you produce milk for your baby – yes please! Unlike a commercially produced biscuit, these are packed with beneficial ingredients for milk making (without all the refined sugar and fat). Try our recipe here.

Smoothie Ice Creams

If the weather is warm, a great way to cool down, fill up, and satisfy a sweet craving is with a homemade treat from the freezer. You can use leftover smoothie (or make extra so that you can use it) to fill up plastic ice block moulds. Otherwise just blitz up some Greek yoghurt, a scoop of Healthy Mummy Smoothie powder, and a banana in the blender. Stir through some fresh passionfruit and then fill up your moulds. Freeze overnight and enjoy throughout the week.

Homemade Dip and Rice Cakes

Commercially prepared dips are often packed with sugar, salt, fat and not too much of the healthy vegetables pictured on the pack. Instead, whiz up a couple of your own healthy dips to store in the fridge for several days. Then just dollop it on top of a rice cake or rice crackers and you’ve got yourself a hand held snack that is satisfying and nutritious. Try one of our 4 favourite dips with 4 or fewer ingredients here.

Bliss Balls

The ultimate hunger buster, bliss balls are a perfect snack as they can be made in double batches and stored in the fridge or freezer. We love these Almond and Date Bliss Balls as they’re super easy to prepare. In a food processor, blitz 1 cup of raw, whole almonds until they are like crumbs. Then add 1 cup of fresh dates, 1 tbsp natural peanut butter (or any nut butter), 3 tbsp coconut oil, 3 tbsp cacao (or good quality cocoa), 2 tsp cinnamon and 1 tbsp honey. Use wet hands to shape the mixture into 20 balls and place on a plate in the fridge to chill. Calories per ball: 100.
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