Friday, April 3, 2009

Pregnancy Protein Balls

I got pretty addicted to making these hi-pro peanut butter balls when I was last pregnant. Our midwife at the time gave me some great recipes to increase my daily protein intake. We were pretty adamant about getting at least 100 grams of protein a day for babies optimal development. During our first pregnancy I would chart down everything I was eating and Micah would count up the protein grams. For our second pregnancy I wasn't as diligent at writing everything down, but felt I had a good idea about what foods were rich in protein. If it was 10 o'clock at night and I was lacking 20 grams I knew I could always pop a PB ball in my mouth to make up for it.
Anyways, I have been making them like crazy these last few days (no, I'm not pregnant, just hungry) and thought I would share the recipe. Kids love em, too.

High protein PB balls

1 cup peanut butter
1 cup powdered milk
1/2 cup nutritional yeast (brewers yeast)
1/2 cup honey or molasses (i prefer honey)
1/2 cup sunflower seeds

Mix by hand into bite sized balls, refrigerate, enjoy!


redrockmama said...

Thanks for sharing the recipe! Super healthy, and yummy!

Katy said...

Awww, love those! Do you have any idea how much protein each ball may have? Just wondering for reference purposes! Sure love you, Sally. Wish I could pick you up in the morning and haul you to the hospital to see Kat with me - I promise you with all of my heart that I will be giving her a big hug JUST for you!

arianne said...

I loved tasting these the other day. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Sally Jackson said...

we figure there's actually about 8-10 grams grams per ball

Tami H. said...

those look De-Licous. Thanks for sharing. It would give me a good excuse to use some food storage powdered milk.

Tami H. said...

Okay, so Abby and I made these yesterday. We had fun smashing it all together with are hands. Abby made snakes ( Which looked like poo because ours had flax seed and sesame seeds instead of sunflower and less honey). They were a hit (between Abby and I anyway -only 2 are left). Now I need more ideas of what to do with the other 78 servings of powdered milk from the huge box I opened:)

Sally Jackson said...

Tami-That is funny! Glad you liked them! Are you pregnant again? just kidding. I can';t go around assuming everyone is pregnant if they make these.
Okay-so next recipe I post tomorrow has more powdered milk as ingredients. You will love it.