Protein powder?

posted 6 months ago in Pregnancy
Post # 16
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Newbee
  • Wedding: January 2016 - Mission San Luis in Tallahassee, FL

SFH Pure Protein is safe for pregnancy! I drank it with almond milk pre-pregnancy. I haven’t started back up yet now that I am pregnant because I’m still in the first trimester, and it’s not sitting well in my stomach at all! 

As far as yogurt goes – try Siggi’s. It’s delicious and full of protein compared to the regular stuff. It’s not quite Greek consistency (I can’t do Greek either), but it’s more hearty than Yoplait or something like that. And has waaaaaaaaay less sugar!!! 

Post # 17
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Newbee
  • Wedding: January 2016 - Mission San Luis in Tallahassee, FL

SFH Pure Protein is safe for pregnancy! I drank it with almond milk pre-pregnancy. I haven’t started back up yet now that I am pregnant because I’m still in the first trimester, and it’s not sitting well in my stomach at all! 

As far as yogurt goes – try Siggi’s. It’s delicious and full of protein compared to the regular stuff. It’s not quite Greek consistency (I can’t do Greek either), but it’s more hearty than Yoplait or something like that. And has waaaaaaaaay less sugar!!! 

Post # 18
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798 posts
Busy bee

So many protein powders have fake sugar and additives that I personally would avoid during pregnancy. One of my favorite protein powders is available on Amazon, Naked Nutrition pea protein. Theres one ingredient: ground up peas, and it’s got 27g of protein. I will warn you that it tastes about as good as it sounds. They do make a chocolate version that’s made with coconut sugar as well. But I just put the plain stuff in my smoothie. It’s also available in whey but I have no idea about whey and pregnancy.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00NBIUGA2/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_o7G-ybP8NP74K

Post # 19
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Busy bee

I just read your comment where you said you don’t like high protein food and that is so me! I’m actually a vegetarian because I hate meat. What I do is try to make sure every food I eat has plenty of protein in it, instead of trying to add “a protein” to every meal. For instance, I pick brown rice or quinoa instead of pasta, add ricotta cheese to my pasta sauce, choose veggies that are high in protein like broccoli and Brussels sprouts, and eat plenty of nut butter on everything- like celery/carrots and peanut butter or hummus instead of ranch.

I also love chia seeds, I mix them into iced tea in the morning and drink it at lunch, or blend them into my smoothies

Heres a recipe that’s great for some healthy fats and protein. I scoop them into servings of 2, 1-tbsp sized balls and freeze them until I’m ready to eat (makes 13 servings):

3/4 cup of a nut butter that doesn’t get that oily layer on top

1/2 cup ground flax seeds

1 cup uncooked raw oats

1/2 cup chocolate chips

1/4 cup nuts- I use pecans or pumpkin seeds

 

 

 

 

Post # 20
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Hi bee! I didnt read all of the posts, but wanted to just chime in. Protein powders tend to have a lot of vitamins in them so please be careful with combining them with your daily vitamin! You dont want to get too much of something (like Vitamin A). 

Post # 24
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798 posts
Busy bee

littlegraykitten :  that’s crazy! I’ve never met anyone else who was in the same boat as me. My family keeps telling me that if I get pregnant I’ll start craving meat, but I think it’ll be the opposite, like you. It’s definitely a texture thing for me which makes every meat substitute a no go as well.

I have been doing better about eggs lately though. I cut them up small and mix them in with hashbrowns, or hard boil them and eat them in a salad with a creamy dressing. I also like kefir which is a high protein, good for you cross between milk and yogurt. You drink it like a smoothie.

Good luck bee!

Post # 25
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

littlegraykitten :  you’re welcome! Kefir, like the previous poster said, is an awesome suggestion. If you don’t like the texture of Greek yogurt I don think you’ll like Siggis- it’s very think. Greek Gods honey yogurt is delicious, it’s not very thick and it’s sweet. Definitely try the protein plus noodles, they’re nothing like whole wheat, in my opinion. I actually like them better than normal noodles now. Do you like milk? Or milk substitutes? There are two kinds that have 10 grams of protein per cup- Ripple milk and an Almond Cashew blend that is Silk brand. Both have no soy. The protein comes from pea protein in both and you can buy sweetened, vanilla, or unsweetened. I really like both kinds.

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