One handed snacks for Breastfeeding Mums

One handed snacks for Breastfeeding Mums

Snack Ideas for Breastfeeding Mums

Making sure you are eating enough food while your breastfeeding is essential to meet the extra 500 calories required daily to support your milk supply and energy.

It's important to listen to your body and eat when you're hungry. You may not have time to sit down for a proper meal, so having nutritious and balanced snacks on hand are the perfect option to support your breastfeeding diet. 

Here are 10 nutritious and tasty one handed snacks for breastfeeding mums: 

  1. Boiled eggs. Boiled eggs are rich in protein and choline to support immunity & brain health. You can pre-boil eggs and keep them in your fridge for up to 5 days


  1. Veggie sticks. Make sure to always have pre-cut vegetables in your fridge- carrots, cucumber, capsicum, snow peas, celery. These make a super, easy to grab snack while feeding bub. Keep the cut veggie sticks in a mason jar filled with water to keep them fresher for longer.


  1. Seaweed thins. Super crispy & tasty, seaweed is the super food of the sea! Seaweed is rich in iodine, iron, zinc and magnesium fantastic to support the breastfeeding mum and growth of baby.
  1. Smoothie!! Smoothies are honestly the BEST way to pack your day with nourishing foods. You can mix bananas, oats, frozen berries, coconut milk with our very own Lactation Boost Breastfeeding Protein Powder to make the most wholesome smoothie. Pro tip- Put your smoothie in a tumbler with a straw to reduce spills!


  1. Greek yoghurt or coconut yoghurt squeeze pouch. Farmers union, Siggi’s and Cocobella are great brands. Yoghurt is a fantastic source of calcium needed to maintain bone health of mum and support skeletal development of baby.
  1.  Pitta bread with hummus. Super easy and quick. If you can't find pitta you can use brown rice crackers- even Coles now stock little hummus pots with the rice crackers attached!


  1. Peanut butter and brown rice puff bars. It’s basically melted peanut butter combined with brown rice puffs and honey, poured into a baking dish and set in the freezer. These are honestly delicious! You can make them in big batches and store in the freezer. You’ll get the healthy fats, protein and B vitamins from the peanut butter and fibre from the brown rice puffs. 
  1. Ham off the bone and sliced cheese roll ups. This snack brings back child hood memories! Not only is it really easy to make- most mamas will have these ingredients in the fridge. Get a slice of good quality, ham off the bone and your favourite sliced cheese variety and simply place them on top of each other and roll it up! You could even add in a slice of tomato or avocado
  1. Lactation cookies. Yum! You can make these cookies your-self by boosting your favourite cookie recipe with the Lactation Boost Breastfeeding Protein Powder
  1. Apple slices covered in ABC nut butter and sprinkled with cinnamon and hemp seeds. Need we say more? This is the ultimate flavour combo. You’ll be getting fibre and minerals from the apple, healthy fats & B vitamins from the nut butter, cinnamon helps to regulate blood sugar levels and hemp seeds are packed with protein and omega-3.


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