Hi everyone, I'm having some major problems keeping my weight up since having DD and am really having a hard time figuring out how to get enough calories in during the day. I'm a vegetarian but do not eat a lot of dairy, my usual day goes something like this:
- breakfast 1 bowl of whole grain oatmeal made with raw milk, 1 banana
- lunch 1/2 avocado, wholegrain pasta or quinoa with veggies
- dinner usually an assortment of vegetables with either wholegrain rice, pasta, or quinoa and tofu.
In between meals I usually graze on nuts and seeds and generally have some wholegrain bread with peanut butter sometime during the day or after dinner.
I know I probably need to add a lot more nuts to my diet, the problem is that these meals really, really fill me up when I eat them and I find myself really struggling to get enough in. During the day I find it really difficult to find suitable snacks that are easy to make yet suitably calorie packed. The thought of making a smoothie during the day just makes my head spin- no way do I have time to do that with DD. DD is 10 months old but we are doing BLW so still breastfeeds a lot during the day. We also have a 7 month old puppy, so I get a huge amount of exercise walking him and running around with DD.
Any suggestions on how to boost my calorie intake?