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I have developed a lot of food aversions since getting pregnant & it is makeing eating very difficult. I know during pregnancy you really don't need the 100-120 grams they like to tell you, but I do have bouts of hypoglycemia (blood sugar drops rapidly) if I don't take in enough protien & really balance my carb to protien ratio. My biggest aversion is anything remotely meat like, except for soyrizo & taco 'meat'.

So I am now realizing that we have really come to rely on meat substitutes (homemade & store bought) since I have been so tired & my kids are quite picky. I just don't want to cook much & I really don't want to make something that is only going to be a fight to get everyone to eat.

I have been eating alot of eggs for breakfast. I try to add hemp seeds or wheat germ to anything I can for a boost. Remind me of some other easy protien options please.
 

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Beans and rice
Bean burritos
bean and cheese nachos
hummus on bread or crackers
nuts and nut butters
smoothies made with yogurt, milk and fruit

I normally LOVE hummus & will eat it all day long. The last time I ate it I gaged & had to spit it out.
 

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I normally LOVE hummus & will eat it all day long. The last time I ate it I gaged & had to spit it out.
Oh no! That's no good.


One thing I love is a salad with lettuce, boiled or poached egg, cheese chunks, avocado, sauteed potatoes, tomatoes, onion, sunflower seeds... oooh, I'm making myself hungry


quiche

lentil soup

minstrone or vegetable soup with cannellini beans

grilled cheese sandwiches
 

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Use Greek yogurt instead of sour cream - we use it on almost everything (and it's tasty as a snack with honey or unsweetened applesauce, etc) and it has a lot of protein

They have protein cereal bars if you're desperate (South Beach makes a decent one) and high protein bread

Cottage cheese

Spinach has a lot of protein - can you handle sweet Italian sausage? I have a great soup recipe that has a ton of cannellini beans, spinach, tomatoes, and sausage
 

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Spinach has a lot of protein - can you handle sweet Italian sausage? I have a great soup recipe that has a ton of cannellini beans, spinach, tomatoes, and sausage
Sometimes yes, sometimes no, but I'd love the recipe anyway!!
 

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Can you do any protein shakes? I did a lot of them when I was pregnant (twins, so I did try to get 100g per day). Even when I was really sick I was able to stomach the chocolate Designer Whey mix in soy or rice milk.

I also put a little bag of nuts or trail mix and a Clif Bar (10g protein) in my purse for when I felt my blood sugar start to crash and I was out or at work.
 

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My fave higher protein sources when I'm pregnant seem to be beans/rice. I also make veggie chili a lot with at least 3 kinds of beans, and we'll do stuff like chili fries (with the veggie chili on top) and oven nachos (with black or kidney beans on top).

Tempeh is pretty high, if you tolerate that. I'll saute it with onions & sauerkraut for tempeh reubens most often.
Last pregnancy I was getting myself the ezekiel breads which are higher in protein.
Stuff like chickpea flour can get added or used in things (ie. spiced chickpea pancakes, or pakora) and will add a boost of protein as well.
 

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Most of the foods in my normal diet made me nauseous when I was pregnant. I ate a lot of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, and ice cream. At the hight of my morning sickness, ice cream was the only food I could handle b/c it was frozen so I couldn't smell it before starting to eat.
 

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I know meat and chicken are full of protein. If your not a Vegan you can cook various dishes with those.
This is the vegan and vegetarian forum.

Also vegetarians don't eat meat, poultry and fish. Vegans not only avoid all the things vegetarians do, but also dairy and eggs (honey is also avoided by many.)
 

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If you're doing well with carbs, I'd look at high protein grains like quinoa, amaranth and spelt. Quinoa is especially easy in place of rice or similar when you're making supper. Not for the rest of the family but just for you, I also did very well with protein or cereal bars.

There is a heritage cereal from Nature's Path brand that we get at the food co-op, that has a fair bit of protein, fiber, etc. that has at least some of these grains, and others like kamut. Combine it with some milk alternative and it's a pretty nutritious (and taste's good too) and protein dense. Or, for a treat combine it dry with brown rice syrup and peanut butter to make yummy, sticky bars. Your family would probably love to share those with you.
 
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