Tuesday, August 15, 2006

The 4 p.m. snack

I'd really feel exhausted and hungry by 3 p.m. at work. Since I had preponed my lunch sessions to 12:00 from the usual 1:00 p.m. after I got pregnant to avoid the huge gap between breakfast and lunch, I would get hungry by early evening. Not sure what to pack for the evening snack, I started experimenting with fruits, cookies, biscuits etc. Cookies and biscuits gave me heartburn and fruits worked for good.

You might want to try that as well. If it was apple, I would take uncut apple. Some of the fruits that are good during pregnancy and will also make you feel good are :

  1. Pomegranate

  2. Apple

  3. Cheeku>

There were days when I have packed a small box of dry fruits also for a change like black currants, badams, figs and dates. Cashews are heavy and I have generally avoided them. This snack again would last only for 2 hours. By the time I got on to my bus to head back home at 6 p.m., hunger pangs would start. Apple was meant exclusively for the bus as it is easy to eat without making a fuss. It has worked great for 4 months now.