It's no secret that pregnancy makes you extra hungry . But breastfeeding-induced-hunger is a different beast entirely.

You're working overtime making your baby's milk, taking care of all of their other needs and recovering from birth, so you have good reason to have food on your mind all the time these days. Breastfeeding mamas need snacks on hand that not only help with milk production, but provide energy and protein to get through the day.

Here are 8 of our favorite ideas for satisfying and nutrient-dense breastfeeding snacks. Happy snacking!

1. Breastfeeding cookies

Oats are a classic go-to for milk production, and with cookies this delicious ☝️, we are very happy to give it a try! ​

2. Dried apricots

Dried apricots are super easy for a grab-n-go snack. They're loaded with vitamins and phytoestrogens to help with milk production.

3. Deviled eggs

Eggs are a great source of protein. Add some kick to them in the form of smoky paprika and enjoy!

4. Sushi

Salmon is a super-food packed with DHA to help support your little one's growing brain . Recover from your 9-month sushi withdrawal with some delicious rolls. Just be careful not to overdo it with tuna and other high-mercury fish.

5. Yogurt

Yogurt is full of calcium and vitamin D. Try mixing in some granola, berries and peanut butter to make it extra nutrient-rich, not to mention delicious.

6. Smoothies

Smoothies are an easy (and yummy) way to get a ton of fruits and veggies in.

7. Popcorn

Popcorn packs a punch of fiber, making it a long-lasting snack that'll keep you sated for hours. Try incorporating fresh herbs and olive oil to up the nutrient profile.

8. Energy balls

There are so many ways to make amazing, nutrient dense energy balls—many of them without ever needing to turn on your oven.