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Pregnant mums are craving BANANA BREAD during lockdown, study finds

It’s official! Banana bread is the number one snack during lockdown!

Not only is it delicious, easy to make and a handy recipe for when we need to use up our bananas before they go soft.

And it seems pregnant mammas can’t get enough of the popular snack. Here’s why banana bread is SO GOOD for you if you’re expecting…

Pregnant mums are craving BANANA BREAD during lockdown, study finds

Why banana bread is great for you growing baby

Bananas are ripe in folate, which is important for the baby’s growth during pregnancy. They also contain a high amount of vitamin B12.

This sweet treat is also packed with zinc, which helps boost your body’s immune system and is also needed for the development of the baby.

Plus, if you make a healthy recipe then you can satisfy any sweet cravings you have, guilt free!

Pregnant mums are craving BANANA BREAD during lockdown, study finds

Interest for banana bread has gone up by 733% since February! And fortunately, it’s fairly simple to make – so you can get your older kids involved after you’ve finished home schooling them.

What’s more, there are so many variant recipes, so it never gets boring!

But it’s not just us Aussies that can’t get enough it! In fact, banana bread recipes are trending all over social media from users all over the world.

5 of The Healthy Mummy’s simple snack recipes using bananas

1. Banana Bread with Secret Ingredients

Banana Bread

If your visit to the café for your morning coffee inevitably sees you reaching for a slice of toasted, buttery banana bread then this Banana Bread With Secret Ingredients will be your saviour.

Unlike some commercial banana breads that can have up to TEN teaspoons of sugar (per slice) this recipe has no added sugar and it’s only 194 calories!

2. Big Batch Banana BreadBig Batch Banana Bread

This banana bread recipe makes 12 pieces, so it’s great to prepare it when you have friends coming over or you want to make enough for the whole family.

It also freezes well, so you could also freeze individual slices so that you always have healthy snacks on hand. You could also pop some in the kid’s lunchbox too as it is nut free.

For the full recipe, click here.

3. Banana Bread Bliss Balls

Banana Bread Bliss BallsOne of our Motivating Mums, Ash Petroff, has made us these amazing Banana Bread Bliss Balls.We LOVE banana bread, but it’s not always the best choice of snack when sticking to a healthy weight loss plan, so we were super excited to give these a try.We can totally confirm that they are AMAZING!! All the deliciousness of banana bread, rolled into these yummy little balls. They make the PERFECT snack, thanks Ash for the recipe.For full recipe, click here.

4. Chocolate & Banana Muffins

Chocolate & Banana Muffins

There are naughty muffins, and there are nice muffins, and THEN there are nice muffins that taste naughty and those are the BEST kind. Especially when you are trying to eat well but you don’t want to give up the yummy sweets and treats that you love.

See full recipe here.

5. Banana, raspberry and chocolate chip muffins

Banana, Raspberry And Chocolate Chip Muffins

For a healthy snack under 100 calories, these Banana, Raspberry And Chocolate Chip Muffins are perfect.

There’s no need for a muffin to contain vast amounts of sugar like the ones you find in cafes or at the supermarket – check the label as often there is as much sugar as there is flour.

These muffins are sweetened with fruit and a small amount of maple syrup, making them a much healthier choice.

Enjoy these muffins as a snack as part of the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge. Find out more about the challenge HERE.

Join the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge for more amazing recipes

If you are wanting to lose weight and improve your energy – not to mention – help improve your overall health and wellbeing – our 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge is an awesome program to check out.

Our 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge includes:

  • 28 days of at home exercise routines (no gym needed) – with video instruction
  • Customisable and breastfeeding friendly meal plans (including 7 Day Cleanse)
  • Time-efficient exercises for busy mums
  • Challenge combines Pilates exercises with interval and circuit training (HIIT)
  • Suitable for basic to advanced fitness levels
  • Home to thousands of EASY-TO-MAKE recipes!

To learn more about our 28 DAY WEIGHT LOSS CHALLENGE CLICK HERE or purchase our breast-feeding friendly Smoothies.

 

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written by:

Jennifer Hartnett

Jennifer is our Senior News Producer with a passion for trending news and lifestyle stories. Jennifer spends the rest of her time running around after her son Kian.