Because I'm trying to control my carbs and spread them out during the day, I was told to increase my protein intake and try to have some protein with every meal. When I told her I'm a veg*n, of course she gave me the usual "only animal products give you proper iron intake, blah blah". I'm at a loss of what to eat that is a good source of protein, but lower in carbohydrates. Last time I was pregnant I was omni, so I had no problems, but now that I'm vegan I'm at a loss.
Goji berries, Spirulina, Hemp Seeds, Quinoa, Buckwheat, Soybeans (whole soy no processed junk)...these are all complete protein sources
Other good sources that aren't complete proteins include:
Wheat, nuts, seeds, many grains, beans...etc
Ooops...I didn't put which were low in carbs I forgot!
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For me, quinoa and oats are great. Oat bread and WHOLE GRAINS are the best.
Combine your carbs w/ high protein and fat, as both will help slow the BS effect... for example, adding PB to an apple, as a snack is better than just a plain apple.
Tofu, Seitan are super high in protein.
Popcorn, nuts, edamame are great snacks.
i have to say though, that for me, portion control has been the most important part of a meal. Try to train your body to eat often and smaller portions.
Here is a link that might be useful: Low Carb Foods