Living with a pregnant woman has sure been a fun ride :)
With odd cravings at odd times, it's been a challenge for me to stay on track nutritionally.
Becuase of course when she wants sweets, why should I be left out, right?
Well, here are three solutions that are working really well for us so I thought I might share them with you.
I picked up a tub of our Vanilla Milkshake flavored Quest Nutrition protein powder at the gym.
Think of it not like a protein powder but as a flour replacement.
Here are three recipes using the protein powder.
Protein Powder Pancakes: These have been key on the weekends. Instead of making the traditional pancake mix we follow this recipe. We have used it for both pancakes and waffles. It gives you the extra protein and tastes just as good, if not better, than regular pancakes.
Protein Powder Cookies: For this recipe, we forgo the chocolate chips and basically make what tastes like a sugar cookie. If I didn't remember to grab a bar for the gym it tastes just as good without the bar added, although that does give it even more protein. These have been great to keep in a container on the kitchen counter.
No Bake Cookie Dough: We haven't tried this one yet, but it's on the short list of ones to make. Remember as a kid (or last week) when you use to eat the raw cookie dough right out of the jar. This is it. Give it a try and let me know how you make out.
If you have a sweet tooth, these might be a nice solution.
Just like anything else, moderation is still key, but if you plan ahead these can be big improvements from the traditional stuff you would grab at night when you're craving something sweet.
I hope you have a great weekend.
Dedicated to Your Success,