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Healthy High Protein Foods for Pregnancy


This post is sponsored by FAGE, but like always all thoughts and opinions are my own.

I am so fortunate to be pregnant with our second son and have made sure to eat as healthy as possible! I try to eat a low sugar and high protein diet while I am pregnant. Protein is proven to positively affect the growth of the baby and especially aids in the brain development.

Here are a few high protein options to consider while you are pregnant and after.

Breakfast

FAGE Yogurt

If you follow me on my social media accounts then you will see me with my trusty delicious favorite breakfast, snack, lunch, or treat: FAGE Total 0% split cup yogurt. They have low sugar, high protein and low calories and I seriously eat at least one a day. The FAGE Total 0% split cup has 11 g of sugar and 13 g of protein delivering a great boost for the start of my day. I also did this with my first son and attribute my healthy high protein diet for having such a strong and big boy! And it looks like it is working again, because our second son is measuring in the 99th percentile and three weeks ahead of schedule!

FAGE Total Split Cups are an all natural Greek strained yogurt with the yummiest fruit toppings. I like to get the 0% fat while I am pregnant and well let's be honest, after I have the baby too because I am trying to lose the baby weight. If you're looking for more of an indulgent option, split cups come in 2% and whole milk.

Here is a pro tip: Add a tablespoon of peanut butter to the yogurt and mix with the fruit and it taste just like a PB&J sandwich but healthier!

Lunch

Black Beans with an egg

I love black beans and I prefer to cook them then use the can ones.

If you soak your beans overnight you can add them to a crockpot with a quart of chicken stock, a little cumin and salt to taste.

Add a fried egg to the top to double the protein and you have a healthy and tasty lunch!

Dinner

Chicken, brocoli, cauliflower rice casserole

I love a quick casserole and especially one that is healthy. I found this recipe on Isabeleats and love it!

It is high protein and low carb, cheesy and yummy. It is the best recipe and so easy to do since it is a casserole and basically a one-pot meal.

Ingredients

Boneless chicken

Frozen broccoli

Frozen rice cauliflower with roasted garlic

Shredded cheese

Onion powder

Garlic salt

Directions

Bake chicken until cooked through then cube

Meanwhile, mix frozen broccoli, cauliflower, 1 tsp of onion powder and garlic powder and 2 cups of shredded cheese

When chicken is done, cube it and add it to the mixture

Spray a 9x9 pan and add the mixture, topping with more cheese.

Back at 350 for 25 minutes

What's your favorite healthy and high-protein meal?