Recently I was told that instead of having sugar spikes while pregnant I have low blood sugar.
She explained that after meals sometimes my blood sugar would get high then several minutes after my meal my sugar would drop.
I started struggling with this when I hit 27 weeks. I would have episodes of being lightheaded and dizzy. My palms would be cold but drenched with sweat and I would get horrible headaches.
My doctor told me to start eating small frequent high protein snacks and healthy carbs. I immediately went home to do research on some great snacks I could start bringing around with me and also what foods had protein in them.
1. Chocolate Milk
Milk has 8 grams of protein while chocolate has 1.4 grams. Not only is this a great protein drink but the chocolate gives the milk a much more satisfying taste!
2. Hard Boiled Eggs
Eggs have 6 grams of protein in them. They are an easy grab and go snack which is nice when you are having a busy day and just need to grab something quickly once you have them boiled.
3. String Cheese
I prefer colby jack cheese personally. This type of string cheese has 5 grams of protein and is another easy grab and go snack.
4. Celery and Peanut Butter
Celery and peanut butter is a great snack combo.
Yogurt has 17 grams of protein in it. I think yogurt is food that goes well with fruits and granola so you can always add on to your yogurt. My personal favorite is mixing it with strawberries and cheerios.
6. Create Your Own Trail Mix
When I make my own trail mix I use almonds and cashews they are both a higher protein nut. I will also add M&M’s or chocolate chips. For fruit, I will add dried cranberries or cherries. Lastly, for grain, I will add cheerios but there are a lot of other different grains you can add to your trail mix I have even heard some people put popcorn in their trail mix.
Smoothies are super easy to make and you can decide what you would like to put in it. When I make a smoothie I will put on a breakfast essentials flavor mix or yogurt with some fruit.
8. Hummus and Veggies
I am not a big fan of hummus but I know that this is a great protein snack plus you can never go wrong with a veggie snack!
9. Oatmeal Protein Muffins
I just found this awesome protein muffin recipe from the website eHow. Muffins are great to take on the go plus they are super yummy!
10. Pumpkin Seeds
Pumpkin seeds are easy to have on the go. I heard they taste good roasted as well! Pumpkin seeds provide 9.8 grams per 1/4 cup.