Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Protein

The topic of this week's birth class:  Nutrition.

Thanks to my wonderful friend, Karla, I feel like I know a little more about nutrition than the average bear.  So when we were driving to class Sunday afternoon, Phil and I kind of thought we would be extremely bored.  In reality, while I may know about everyday nutrition... pregnancy is a whole different story.  You need a few different things when you are making a person from scratch.

I won't go into all of the details, but the main thing I took away from the class was that I do not eat NEAR enough protein.

And honestly, I knew I was missing something in my diet because I haven't been feeling right for a while.  I've been tired more than I think I should but I couldn't quite figure out why.  After the instructor explained how important protein was in the mix, it all made sense.

So protein and I are basically bffs, which is why I am so glad I found THESE cookies on pinterest last week.



Grain-free Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Dough Bites

Are they low in calorie?  Probably not because they are made with peanut butter.  But other than that, they are jam packed full of protein.  What are they made of?  Chick peas, natural peanut butter, agave, baking soda, vanilla extract, and some chocolate chips.  That's it!  Really nothing bad.

I'm not saying I am going to be eating 6 of them.  But at least I don't have to feel guilty about having 2.  After all... I need the protein, right?

3 comments:

  1. I saw that same recipe and have been wanting to try it as well. Hopefully it's yummy!

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  2. Ah this looks so delicious! I just love anything where peanut butter is involved.

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  3. Those look incredibly yummy! Totally pinning that recipe!

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