I really do believe in the power of protein, (pregnant or not), but I feel like I've not been doing a good job keeping up with it. I'm uninspired right now. What are you eating to get your protein? Give me some great protein snacks/meals you've been hitting up.
Here's my list:
Nut and seed butters
Whole grain rice
Whole grain pasta
Here's how I'm eating them:
Nut butter or sunbutter on bagel
Nachos with beans and jalepenos
Usually meat dinners
Handful of nuts, mainly pistachios, almonds, cashews
Whole grain pasta with thick veggie sauce
Green smoothies- certain veggies like spinach have a decent amount of protein. I also started adding Gojji berries and flax seed to up the protein value by at least a few grams.
Avocados on own, or added to foods
Veggie sandwich with cheese
Annie Chungs packaged noodle meals like Miso, Terriyaki, Thai
It looks like a lot, but I keep feeling my blood sugar dip. Although...if I'm completely honest, I've also been eating a lot of sugar this week for some reason. That's prob. the reason. ugh.
Also, I'm trying to minimize dairy and in a few months need to get it completely out of my diet. Both my other babes had dairy issues through breastmilk. I do not want to deal with that this time. So I'm not looking to up my dairy intake in any way.
Anyways, hit me up with some ideas to keep inspired.
Edited by IntuitiveJamie - 1/14/12 at 5:47am