"Eat your protein!" That is what everyone seems to be telling me.
"It helps the baby grow." "You need 80-100 grams while
Apparently I have been having trouble getting adequate protein.
Now, I am keeping a food diary to account for every gram I eat for
I am not a big meat eater. In fact, I am not a big eater in
general. But, while pregnant, I do understand the importance of
eating adequately for my baby's sake.
I like beans, nuts, fish, turkey, and chicken for protein. But, did
you know that raw, organic fruits and vegetables can also be a
great source of protein? Meat is not the only way! I found a website
helps me calculate every type of food for its protein content and
am happily calculating each bite of fruits and vegetables into this
amount as well.
I also like to have a protein smoothie with pea protein powder. A
typical smoothie consists of 1/2 a banana, 1/2 c. peaches, 1/4 c.
blueberries, 1 c. rice milk, a handful of raw spinach, and a scoop
of protein (all organic ingredients of course). This is at least 35
grams of protein in this powerful and filling breakfast.
Looks like I will be browsing some cookbooks for some new recipes
to spice up my diet. I am open to suggestions for vegan and
vegetarian recipes too!