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post #21 of 28
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Originally Posted by mamatoady View Post

Here's my list so far:

nut butters
raw nuts

Sarah
I just searched protein sources on the forum, because I feel like I need to start keeping track/being aware that I'm getting enough, and I'm not sure how to accomplish that. I'm a vegetarian, and have avoided peanut butter since becoming pregnant. But - now I've read that consuming nuts daily increases your child's chance of developing asthma by 50%- so I'm thinking I should not have nuts daily. Sigh. I like the post emphasizing complimentary amino sources - I do that already and don't probably mentally take "credit" for it as protein. Just had some beans + rice last night in a burrito and it was yummy! Just wanted to mention the nut/asthma thing for consideration- I'm going to look on the web and see if there is a "safe" level of nuts to consume - maybe just 2 servings a week or something to get the benefits of the good fat/protein without the asthma risk?
post #22 of 28
Seitan!!! It's a lifesaver for me. An excellent meat replacement, lots of protien, and I keep it down more often than not.
post #23 of 28
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Originally Posted by Talula Fairie View Post
Seitan!!! It's a lifesaver for me. An excellent meat replacement, lots of protien, and I keep it down more often than not.

Seitan is wheat gluten, which is really hard for some people to digest. I am pretty sure the OP was gluten free.
post #24 of 28
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Originally Posted by angelika13 View Post
Seitan is wheat gluten, which is really hard for some people to digest. I am pretty sure the OP was gluten free.
I know what seitan is. I make it all the time. I didn't realize that the OP was gf or I wouldn't have suggested it.

It's one of the few things I can keep down and I have a mild case of HG.

ETA: I am also not the only person who suggested it. The OP said in the last line (I didn't see it before) that she was "trying to stay away" from wheat but not that she is gluten free completely.
post #25 of 28
I love love love "snap pea crisps". They taste like cheetos but are made out of peas. And if a pregnant mama happened to eat the whole bag by herself on the way home from the health food store, she would have 15g of protein!

yum!!
post #26 of 28
Nutritional Yeast has 8 grams per Tablespoon, plus B-vitamins including B12! It's awesome!

I sprinkle it on pasta, potatoes, make "cheese sauce" with it, sprinkle on popcorn, make into a salad dressing.. there are lots of ways to use it!

For a few of my college classes, we were required to make a diet journal and calculate all the protein, carbs, calories, vitamins, etc in our diet. As a vegan I EASILY got 70-100 grams of protein a day, without being PG at the time.

ETA: I just thought of a meal that I make that is super protein packed... it's a creamy pesto sauce (that you can use on wheat free noodles or potatoes or as a dip), I blend silken tofu, walnuts, basil, lemon juice, garlic and salt and pepper. Both the tofu and walnuts add a ton of protein to the meal, mixed with noodles you have even more, and top with nutritional yeast and ground nuts that is LOTS of protein in one meal.
post #27 of 28
Hi there!

I'm vegan and REALLY struggling with protein as I have major aversions to all protein sources, it seems, and every time I eat something I almost immediately vomit it up. Not good times. I EVEN, in desperation, ate some dairy produce in the hope that I could find something... Alas, no.

Last night I decided to see if I could find some decent protein-shake type stuff that I could at least drink, and hopefully keep down. If you're struggling to get enough some shake or smoothie might help. I bought some hemp protein powder, which is really really delicious (it also contains a great profile of amino acids and has 12 grams of fiber per 80 cals serving). I combined it with almond milk and a banana. I also bought Amazing Meal (by Amazing Grass... I think this product is only made for Whole Foods) and made it with apple juice. It's pretty good and very nutrient dense (the protein they use is again hemp).

I've also tried rice protein powder... which is fine, but not the tastiest. Ever so often I'll use soy powder.

I have read in several books that our protein needs go from 60grams to 71grams.
Zubee
post #28 of 28
I was thinking of trying some protien powder too. I figure, even if I lose it, it's not that bad coming up.

Thanks for the tip on the brand! I go to WF all the time so I'll pick some up.
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