Monday, January 05, 2009

Protein Anyone?


Dear friends,

Turns as if I'm truly hypoglycemic...or in the words of a famous SNL skit, A "Hyper-hypo!" I'm finding that my sugar levels can get all out of whack and I can get to feeling light-headed and faintish. Thankfully I've seen my doctor and he's confirmed I am hypoglycemic (low sugar levels). I'm finding that I need a protein with a complex carb.

Some of my favorite helpful snacks have been apples with natural peanut butter. Cheese and whole grain crackers. Hummus with Kashi crackers. Protein drinks. Yogurt with home made granola. Dried fruit and nuts. Chicken with anything...brown rice, beans, etc. Eggs on a bagel or english muffin.

Do you have any other suggestions? I need protein. Please advise.

8 comments:

Dr. Kat said...

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Love you -

Rebekah Judd said...

Hey -
I love black bean quesadillas. Cheese, black beans, anything else you want to throw in there, and whole wheat tortillas.

Super easy, too!!

Jennifer said...

Katrina- Wow! I was just thinking of you yesterday in the parking lot of Target. I was wondering how in the world you are. For whatever reason I couldn't get your e-mail. But if you leave it for me as a post. I would be happy to delete it so the world wouldn't see it.

Mmm... Rebekah, I love quesadillas. That sounds like a great idea! Hope you're feeling better.

Jennifer

Michelle said...

You know I'm hypogylcemic... I find that I just have to eat (graze) all the time. Every hour or two I have to munch on something. That helps to keep my sugar levels even. Eating lots of protein at one time doesn't quite work for me.

Luck and love!
~M

Catherine said...

Yeah, Michelle DOES eat ALL THE TIME! :)

Hmm, you already mentioned one of my fav snacks which is hummus (also good with Low Fat Wheat Thins - YUM!).

Tuna salad (Dophin-friendly) on a slice of wholewheat toast?

Cottage cheese with slices of fresh apples or peaches is pretty darn yummy too.

Julie said...

Edamame, garbanzo and red kidney beans make great snacks. Seriously, we just put them in bowls and eat them plain. Plus they are easy to take with you. Get the Edamame frozen in the shell, they taste better. Almonds and sunflower seeds are also really good snacks. The Organic Food depot has a ton of raw and organic nuts and seeds. My standard after-a-long-run-meal is tuna with a little Hellmans and green olives and use it as a dip for a steamed artichoke. Canned salmon is really good for you too. But yeah, not that appetizing. :(

Natasha said...

Something I like is sliced apples with slices of cheese on top.

My parents like cottage cheese w/ salt and pepper

Celery w/ peanut butter

tws said...

Hey beautiful!

I love protein-rich snacks! David and I have recently discovered plain, fat-free probiotic yogurt with fresh blueberries and chopped nuts (and flaxseeds if you like)...mmm. Edamame pods are also really tasty raw - I get the already cooked edamame pods in the frozen food section at Trader Joes...good stuff! Or hummus with pepper strips...yeah, so I love food :)

Let us know what ends up working for you!

mwah!

Tosha