January 16, 2012

A midnight snack

Very early in my pregnancy I was diagnosed with Gestational Diabetes and I actually think it was a blessing.  I am now healthier and more educated about my body than I think- maybe ever.  In an effort to take the best care of myself and the little bean I have explored and learned about foods and food combinations with the help of an excellent diabetic counselor.  There are two things I've learned that will remain a part of my life even after the pregnancy:

1.  If you eat a carbohydrate- ALWAYS eat a protein with it. (read: apple/cheese, graham cracker/sunflower butter)
2.  The importance of protein!

Late night protein is super important to me as it currently helps with my fasting blood sugars in the morning.  This being said you can only eat so many cheese sticks and eggs before bed. (read: I am not sure when, if ever I will be able to eat an another egg.) I needed to find a new solution that would satisfy me, but also satisfy my protein requirement.  On a whim my husband picked up some Yoplait Smoothies at the grocery store.

Frozen fruit- perfectly proportioned with no added sugar. Just add ice, milk (read: protein) and blend- it is thick & delicious. The Strawberry, Mango, Pineapple is my FAVORITE. Although I haven't had one yet that isn't yummy.  It's usually on sale for 2 for $5 ( I bought some at Harris Teeter on Saturday) and yesterday I received an email with a coupon good for a dollar off. Perfect timing!  Just click this link and download.  Let me know if you try them! 

How about other suggestions for protein sources?
*I received this coupon offer from Yoplait through MyBlogSpark.


  1. I've been wanting to try this!

    Actually funny thing/may not be to tasty but my husband (who is type 1 diabetic) said that peas have great protein. My son Judah loves them and they are great mixed in with Pasta (but thats carbs) but they are good ;-)

  2. That sounds amazing and right up my alley! I just found your blog and had to say congrats on the pregnancy! It's the most miraculous feeling in the world!