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7 portable breastfeeding snacks

Let's be real, you're going to be spending a lot of time hanging in one spot, these snacks can be eaten with one hand and might even boost your milk production.

7 portable breastfeeding snacks

Photo: Roberto Caruso

breastfeeding snacks

Maple-Olive Oil Granola

Great on yogurt or by the handful, this addictive granola has nuts and seeds to fill you up with protein and healthy fats. Get it, mama. Get the recipe: Maple-Olive Oil Granola

bowl of yogurt and granola with fruitPhoto: Roberto Caruso

Kiwi Yogurt Cups

Make a few of these ahead of time so they’re an easy reach in the fridge. Yogurt gives you the extra calcium that you and baby need. If kiwi isn’t your thing, try layering it with another fave like strawberries or blueberries. Get the recipe: Kiwi Yogurt Cups

cup with layers of yogurt and kiwisPhoto: Roberto Caruso

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Homemade Apple-Cinnamon Instant Oatmeal

Whole grains will help you feel full and renergized. This instant recipe is a handy one to have up your sleeve. Stash a Thermos of it in your diaper bag—moms need snacks too. Get the recipe: Homemade Apple-Cinnamon Instant Oatmeal

thermos of apple cinnamon oatmeal

Good Grain Basic Muffins

More whole grains, this time in muffin form. Load these up with your favourite berries, dried fruit or nuts and make an extra batch for the freezer—you’ll thank yourself later. Get the recipe: Good Grain Basic Muffins

fruit muffins in bright wrappersPhoto: Jodi Pudge

Fruit and Nut Energy Bars

Protein packed, not too sweet and nicely chewy, these bars make a genius snack. Get the recipe: Fruit and Nut Energy Bars

fruit and nut bars tied up with stringPhoto: Andrew Grinton

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Coconut Chia Pudding

Small but mighty, teeny tiny chia seeds provide big nutritional benefits, like stocking your body with protein and good fats. They do all the work, too—just leave this pudding to sit and the seeds will absorb all that coconutty goodness. Get the recipe: Coconut Chia Pudding

bowl of chia seed pudding with fruitPhoto: Maya Visnyei

Cashew Hummus

Girl, you need to eat your veggies. Stock the fridge with pre-cut carrots, peppers, cucumber and whatever else you fancy, then plunge them into this creamy, high-protein dip. Yass. Get the recipe: Cashew Hummus

hummus and veggies with pitaPhoto: Maya Visnyei

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This article was originally published on Apr 15, 2017

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