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101 Greatest HOSPITAL SNACK IDEAS 2023 (Yum!)

Published On: January 5, 2023|Categories: Birth|By |Views: 712|

Are you looking for the most convenient, delicious, and healthy(ish) snacks to pack for a hospital trip? Do you need some inspiring hospital snack ideas?

This article will give you a great snack to pack for an upcoming hospital stay!

Why prepare snacks to pack in your hospital bag?

When you know you have an upcoming hospital stay (such as for labor and delivery of a new baby or for medical surgery), packing good snacks is an excellent addition to your hospital bag checklist. You can save money and prepare better options than what might be available in a vending machine. Hunger is the last thing you want to worry about while at the hospital, so here are some of the best snacks for the big day away!

The most important thing is that you have food available in your hospital room (or birth center) so that it can maintain your energy levels, protect you from uncomfortable hunger, and help you feel better sooner. You may be provided a full meal of hospital food at meal times, but small snacks are a great idea to bring in between.

Pregnant women in particular can really benefit from having their favorite snacks available. Labor is hard work and a great snack will help for a little boost of energy. When I gave birth to my son, my birth partner and I brought snacks that we had prepared a few weeks before my due date. I really appreciated those snacks during my hospital stay.

(Are you a soon-to-be new mom? Consider reading about 11 Most Helpful Breastfeeding Tips for Beginners: Essential Must Haves if you plan to breastfeed.)

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101 Best Hospital Snack Ideas

I have made this list of the best hospital snacks so that you can find your own perfect snack to order ahead of time or find your local grocery store. To keep things organized, I have categorized the type of snacks into convenient protein-rich snacks, energy-rich carbohydrates, sweets, drinks, homemade snacks, and unprocessed snacks.

Protein-rich Snacks

Because protein is an important essential nutrient!

  1. Beef Jerky
  2. LESSER EVIL Power Curls
  3. EPIC Salmon Strips
  4. RX Bars
  5. Beef Sticks
  6. EPIC Bison Bacon Cranberry Bar
  7. EPIC Wagyu Beef Stick
  8. EPIC Sriracha Chicken Bar (Spicy)
  9. EPIC Pork Rinds
  10. EPIC Uncured Bacon + Pork Bars
  11. SNACK MATES Chicken & Maple Sticks
  12. KALAHARI Biltong
  13. Cheese
  14. Cheese Sticks
  15. Parmesan Crisps
  16. BABYBEL
  17. Yogurt
  18. Protein Powder

Energy-rich Carbs

Some delicious hospital snack ideas for an energy boost when you really need it!

  1. THE GOOD CRISP Potato Chips
  2. Popcorn
  3. Cauliflower Crisps
  4. Avocado Oil Potato Chips
  5. SIETE Tortilla Chips
  6. Guacamole
  7. Hummus
  8. Salsa
  9. Baked Chickpeas
  10. FRIENDLY GRAINS Crunchy Rollers Organic Puffed Rice Rolls
  11. MADE GOOD Cheddar Star Puffed Crackers
  12. GIMME Organic Roasted Seaweed Sheets
  13. TAO KAE NOI Thai Big Rolls Seaweed Snacks
  14. ALOHA Organic Plant-Based Protein Bars
  15. GOMACRO Organic Vegan Snacks Bars
  16. YES BAR Black Sesame Sea Salt
  17. SAHALE SNACKS Glazed Nut Mix
  18. SIMPLE MILLS Sweet Thins Cookies Honey Cinnamon
  19. MEZCLA Vegan Plant Protein Bars
  20. DANG Coconut Chips
  21. Siete Grain-Free Cinnamon Chips Churro Strips
  22. Artisan Tropic Plantain Strips w/ Sea Salt
  23. Artisan Tropic Cassava Strips
  24. Savor Street by Suzie Pretzel Twists

Sweets

In your time of need, your favorite snack is a great thing to have on hand!

  1. Emmy’s Coconut Cookies
  2. YumEarth Organic Lollipops
  3. SmartSweets Sour Blast Buddies
  4. Bare Baked Crunchy Apple / Banana / Coconut Chips
  5. Honey Stinger Organic Gluten Free Salted Caramel Stroopwafel
  6. Supernola Organic Vegan Paleo Crunchy Clusters
  7. SmartSweets Red Twists
  8. SmartSweet Peach Rings
  9. Gummies
    1. Lily’s Gummies
    2. SmartSweet Gummies
  10. Siete Grain-Free Cinnamon
  11. Heavenly Hunks Oatmeal White Chip
  12. Goodie Girl Cookies
  13. MadeGood Soft Baked Chocolate Chip Cookies
  14. HighKey Snacks Keto Low Carb Food Chocolate Brownie Cookie Bites 
  15. LIEBERS Thin Chocolate Rice Cakes
  16. Shibolim Sugar Free Chocolate Covered Rice Cakes
  17. Cascadian Farm Organic Chocolate Chip Granola Bars
  18. Caveman Dark Chocolate Almond Coconut Bar
  19. UNREAL Dark Chocolate Coconut Bars
  20. Evolved Chocolate Hazelnut Flavored Keto Cups
  21. UNREAL PB Cups
  22. UNREAL Almond Cups
  23. UNREAL Gems
  24. Bark Thins
  25. IQBar Matcha Chai Keto Bar
  26. Raaka Chocolate Green Tea Crunch

Drinks

Don’t forget to stay hydrated too!
  1. Body Armor
  2. Olipops
  3. Smoothies
  4. Cold Pressed Juices

Unprocessed Snacks

Convenient because you can just buy straight from the grocery store!

  1. Apple
  2. Banana
  3. Blueberries
  4. Raspberries
  5. Strawberries
  6. Organics
  7. Carrot Sticks
  8. Cucumbers
  9. Macadamian Nuts
  10. Pecans
  11. Almonds
  12. Walnuts
  13. Sunflower Seed Butter
  14. Peanut Butter
  15. Almond Butter

Homemade Snacks

Can be super comforting, but only if you have the time before & want to!

  1. Hard Boiled Eggs
  2. Egg Bites
  3. Deviled Eggs
  4. Energy Bites
  5. Fat Bombs
  6. Cookies
  7. Trail Mix
  8. Overnight Oats
  9. Banana Bread
  10. Zucchini Bread
  11. Sandwiches
  12. Sticky Rice Balls
  13. Onigiris
  14. Cold Pizza

Overall, I hope these 101 hospital snack ideas helped you!

If you know you may be staying a long time, consider bringing a variety of snacks. (You could even consider bringing a small cooler with ice packs!)

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