How does one eat 100 grams of protein in a day? This certainly isn’t a goal of mine every day, but these days it is. Oh right, I haven’t made an official announcement on our blog yet. Well, here it is! We’ll soon be going from man-on-man to zone defense. We’re having another baby! Baby Squirt (as Hazel affectionately calls the baby in my womb) is due to arrive sometime in October.
I’ve been terribly sick this time around. Not puking-17-times-a-day-sick like I was with Hazel, but more along the lines of can’t-handle-the-smell-of-any-food-so-the-smell-of-anything-makes-me-puke-about-2-times-a-day. Improvement.
This pregnancy combined with the sudden loss of my Dad is the reason for my hiatus.
Anyway, my midwife recommends the Brewer Pregnancy Diet which aims for 100 grams of protein a day. This is hard for a girl who doesn’t want to eat and I’ve been far below the recommended 100 grams. But I have found a great snack that I can easily sneak in 15 grams. Roasted Chickpeas. I used to make these a lot when we were eating a lot of beans, but have since forgotten to include them on our menu.
Here’s my favorite way to serve up a few cups of chickpeas.