When you’re pregnant (hell, when you’re human), hunger can strike at a moment’s notice. I’ve been there twice, and I know the pain of feeling like you’re about to starve but can’t find anything that sounds good. When you’re hungry and need food ASAP, you need something you can quickly create and (ideally) something made with easy ingredients that you won’t feel guilty about eating later. You need the ultimate, most craveable pregnancy snack.
Enter these swoon-worthy salted chocolate dipped orange slices by Kathi at Deliciously Yum. Ready in a matter of minutes, these juicy treats will satisfy your cravings for something salty and sweet in one bite-sized treat. It doesn’t get much better than that. And to make them even more enticing, what if I told you these snacks were actually good for you?
Dark chocolate is basically a pregnancy superfood. According to Pregnancy magazine, there are many benefits to eating dark chocolate, like reducing stress and even helping prevent preeclampsia. Not to mention, as Mayo Clinic notes, dark chocolate is full of monosaturated fats, which have been known to improves blood cholesterol and help with blood sugar control — a great benefit if you suffer from gestational diabetes.
As if those benefits weren’t enough, there’s also the fruit beneath the chocolate. As you probably know, oranges are packed with vitamin C, which, as nature would have it, is an important supplement for pregnant women. BabyCenter notes that vitamin C helps your body produce collagen, the protein responsible for making tissue, cartilage, bones and skin.
So why not kill two cravings with one snack and make this delicious recipe your go-to when the hunger strikes? You can even whip up several batches and save them for later, share them with your friends or, let’s be real, eat the whole batch yourself.
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