New mamas know — the hunger that accompanies breastfeeding is a force to be reckoned with! For us sweeter (diabetic) mamas, things get tricky. You may want to eat all the cookies and high-glycemic snacks you can muster (especially following a super-strict pregnancy diet with serious glucose control), but it’s never wise to just go hog wild on your cravings at the risk of skyrocketing your blood sugar. Of course, even non-diabetic mamas can benefit from snacking healthier!!! Everyone wins when you eat foods that will satisfy more than just a quick fix and stabilize blood sugar / mood / energy. (Ahem, who doesn’t need more energy in the early newborn days?!?!)

low carb breastfeeding snacks

These are a few of my favorite filling, healthy fat containing, lower-carb combinations:

  • A handful of almonds
  • Mixed nuts
  • String cheese (I like the swirled kind)
  • Caprese skewers (cherry tomato + mozzarella ball + basil leaf… bonus if drizzled with balsamic vinegar)
  • Salted pistachios with a square of 92% dark chocolate from Ghiradelli
  • Greek yogurt with almond butter stirred in (especially if it’s crunchy!)
  • Greek yogurt with raspberries
  • Carrots & hummus Ezekiel or Dave’s Killer Bread sliced toast with avocado and a sprinkle of sea salt & pepper
  • Ezekiel sprouted or Dave’s Killer Bread sliced toast with smoked cheddar
  • Frozen raspberries or blueberries with almond butter stirred in
  • Almonds & fresh blueberries
  • Cocoa almonds (not chocolate-covered)
  • Greek yogurt with cacao nibs, unsweetened shredded coconut, slivered almonds, and raspberries (any mix-ins work — I just love lots of texture and crunch!)
  • Two eggs fried with avocado and sprinkle of sea salt and pepper
  • Pink lady or Golden Delicious apple and 1-2 tbsp crunchy almond butter
  • 1 oz Gouda and handful of gluten-free crackers (I love the ones at Aldi!)

Anything you love?!