When I kept track of what I ate for a day (What This Pregnant Mama Eats) I totaled 74 grams of protein. Since then, my appetite has decreased so I think I’m eating less calories. Less overall calories most likely means less protein, so I’ve been making a conscious effort to add more protein to my diet in subtle ways.
One way is occasionally switching up my regular oatmeal breakfast with quinoa. I love the first quinoa breakfast recipe I posted last year, but wanted to try a version with seasonal apples.
With 14 grams per serving, this breakfast has double the protein of my regular oatmeal breakfast. It takes a little longer to make, but I don’t mind spending a few minutes longer preparing my breakfast. It’s my favorite meal of the day, after all, and the one that’s going to fuel my body from the get go. Make it count!Print
Question: What’s your favorite way to get extra protein at breakfast time? I’d love to hear your ideas!