Mothering Forum banner

1 - 5 of 5 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,544 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
I am seeing a rather laid back midwife so I am not technically being classified as GD but I am pretty close. I got a 152 (normal is 110-130) on my 1-hour glucose test that was done with eating a meal rather than the nasty sugar syrup drink. So I was sent home with a monitor to watch myself.<br><br>
This morning I thought I'd be good with plain whole milk yogurt (12 gram protein) doctored up with some berries, nuts & wheat germ. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll"> Not so much! I got a 150. So I guess I am not doing as well as I thought.<br><br>
I need serious protein ideas! I am tired of eating so much faux meat & I am not always a big fan of tofu. I know that getting enough protein at breakfast is most important but nothing seems to be enough other than eggs or veggie sausages. The rest of the day I don't ahve to worry quite aas much but still need suggestions as I am bored already & have about 10 weeks to go.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
386 Posts
Beans, quinoa, nuts, and oats are some really good ways to get protein. You can have oatmeal instead of yogurt, and mix in some unsweetened applesauce and cinnamon. Grain/bean salads are good protein meals: cold quinoa mixed with chickpeas, avocado, red onion, and olive oil, or black beans with red pepper, corn, red onion, and cilantro. I think breakfast can be lunch or dinner-- eat what sounds good.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,594 Posts
I was going to suggest hemp protein powder, but then I realized that I usually put that in a smoothie with about a cup of frozen berries and half a banana, so that may too much sugar for you. But for what it's worth it does have 12g of protein per serving.<br><br>
If you eat cheese, I'd say eat more, and also increase your veggie intake, especially leafy greens. And get creative with your eggs... Make an omlette with cheese and spinach or chard. Or huevos rancheros. Or scrambled egg burritos with cheese, avocado, and salsa. Or eggs in a nest of brown rice and sauteed kale. I could go on and on... can you tell I really like eggs?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
8,777 Posts
I found WW toast with peanut butter (no jam or honey) with a handful of walnuts was a good breakfast for keeping my blood sugar low when I had GD. Since I was on bedrest we did a lot of take out. I found tofu with ginger and scallion sauce and brown rice worked. Pizza was OK if I skipped the garlic knots and didn't eat the crust. Cheese ravioli and garden salad was OK. Oddly ice cream didn't raise my blood sugar at all. Adding a handful of nuts to most meals helped a lot.<br><br>
It really is some thing you need to experiment with. It was often surprising what did and didn't work well.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,544 Posts
Discussion Starter · #5 ·
I forgot to mention that for another issue I am having I am trying to avoid things with yeast so that further limits breakfast without toast, bagels, english muffins.... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/gloomy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Gloomy"><br><br>
I think I can get away with oatmeal as long as I get some more almond butter. I am also going to make some almond meal pancakes as soon as I get some almond meal. Other than that I seem to be left with eggs & faux meats for breakfast. I need to some protein shakes too but I worry about the fruit in them.<br><br><b>Clovergirl</b>: Please go on & on. I seem to be eating my eggs about the same way every morning & it is getting boring. Scrambled with cheese, avocado & salsa and a slices tomatoe on the side.
 
1 - 5 of 5 Posts
Top