Hi Everyone :), I am so excited to be back for another blog post.
As I live on the east coast, we’ve been hit by a bit of snow lately which has left everyone in my household snowed in and under the weather. I am feeling much better now and I am extremely grateful for that!
I wanted to talk to you all about the struggle I’ve been having with getting enough protein in my diet as a pregnant vegan momma. Prior to going vegan, one of the most common questions, I used to always get was, “But where do you get your protein from?’ In the beginning years of being a vegan, I found myself cringing anytime someone asked me that question. It just seemed like such a redundant and cliché thing to ask.
Over time, however, I found that it can be quite a challenge to get in adequate amounts of protein while on a vegan lifestyle. You definitely have to be creative and think outside of the box…and that process in itself is actually…FUN!
Now that I am pregnant, the task of getting in enough protein has been slightly enhanced, as I now have to get around 70g of protein a day. Aside from supplementing with plant-based protein powders, I have found other creative ways to get more protein. For one, fruits actually have quite a bit of protein in them. Eating a bowl of pineapples or a bowl of jackfruit can get you quite a bit of protein.
Some high protein snacks I love to have include: a serving of soy-based yogurt, with strawberries and bananas, a serving of peanuts with raising, or 1-2 bananas with raw, all-natural peanut butter. Incorporating fun protein sources with each meal has allowed me to consistently hit my target of 70g of protein per day.