New and need some suggestions pls

By Firerose Latest Reply 2011-04-01 16:46:19 -0500
Started 2011-03-29 22:49:34 -0500

I am still new to the site and newly diagnosed. My question is…guess cuz I haven't looked in the right place…What snacks would be good to take to eat when my daughter goes into labor? I am probably going to be there the whole time and know that I will need snacks to keep my blood sugar from dropping. I have already made arrangements for meals during this time. I am not a big veggie person. I don't like cauliflower and I love broccoli but due to blood thinners that is kinda outta the question. Any suggestions for me?? Thanks in advance.

11 replies

EJMac 2011-04-01 16:42:25 -0500 Report


I keep some almonds 10-12 and a few craisins in a bagie for snacks. I also like the light string cheese At home I cut up an apple and sprinkle cinninmon on it.
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Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2011-04-01 16:46:19 -0500 Report

Almonds and in a seperate bag a few dried apricots. Also handy to keep on hand are low carb protein bars. Kind Bars and Luna Bars are two brands that have worked for me when I have been unable to get to other food.

usfan51473 2011-03-31 00:46:14 -0500 Report

I know you're not a veggie person, but raw baby carrots are a very good option. Also you can try lowfat yogurt.

realsis77 2011-03-30 12:17:13 -0500 Report

Hi. I know we need to watch the sugar in certain fruits but maybe orange slices would be ok? Also maybe a salad? Hopefully it would not hurt the blood thinners too bad? When I had to take blood thinners I ate some greens and my doc busted me. He called me up after my pts and asked. So be careful with that. Maybe nuts would be a better idea! Congrats on the new baby! How exciting! Keep us posted on how it goes ok?

alanbossman 2011-03-30 07:50:22 -0500 Report

Hi, my wife is also on blood thinners and she loves vegs green ones yellow ones and he said go for it eat what you want we can adjust you meds.

joni55 2011-03-29 23:27:28 -0500 Report

How about trail mix? That has nuts and dried fruit.

pixsidust 2011-03-30 07:53:13 -0500 Report

You need to watch the sugar in that dried fruit and make sure no sugar has been added

joni55 2011-03-30 12:02:45 -0500 Report

Unfortunately, the one I like the most has M&Ms in it.

pixsidust 2011-03-30 12:11:03 -0500 Report

I see a pattern here…Potluck dinner cheating…M&M's!!!!!???? Oh my gosh, you are girl after my own heart but seriously we all need to find a better way! LOL

Mizzgreenjeanz 2011-03-29 23:23:55 -0500 Report

My family does serving sizes of Raw Almonds or Walnuts in snack sized baggies. I keep them already sorted at home in the cabinet to carry along. Sun Chips from Frito Lay come in 100 calorie pre-portioned packs…or you can get the same thing with a snack bag and 15 chips to carry with. Hospitals usually have them in their vending machine. Just pay attention to servings. We also air pop a serving of popcorn and pack it to take often. If you like yogurt, Activia makes a low fat yogurt in a drink style container…or the regular cups tucked away in a purse. All of these are things that have worked well for us! Just some ideas for you.

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