Suggestions for more protein?
Wednesday, December 08, 2010
I am definitely someone who tries to eat enough protein bc it helps keep my hunger & blood sugar regulated. (I have not been diagnosed w/ any blood sugar issues but I have symptoms of hypoglycemia when I don't eat for awhile.) The POSSIBLE/PROBABLE problem (see my previous blog) is that I often turn to things w/ soy in them (Kashi cereal, Luna bars, etc.) I don't eat tofu or anything like that. I don't buy "fake meat" anymore bc the ingredients that are practically written in a foreign language disgust me. The other problem is that I'm not a huge fan of meat. I eat it, but there are times when I JUST DON'T WANT IT. Period. Certainly not as a snack or at breakfast!
Overall (protein aside) I just feel like I am in a funk w/ what to eat right now. Smoothies don't fill me up. Fruit usually just makes me hungrier. There are NOT a ton of veggies I like. Whenever I need a snack I will ALWAYS pick some kind of "bar" over veggies. I am definitely trying to cut back/eliminate HFCS and trans fats (except 2T of that DAMN peppermint mocha creamer - call me a hypocrite!) I am really trying to read INGREDIENTS and not just the nutrition profile.
Any suggestions for healthy/natural meals/snacks (preferably w/ some protein) would be great!! THANKS GUYS!