Episode 4: Interview on Pregnancy w/ HCU

Hello, friends!

Time for another podcast episode! This episode includes an interview with Danae Bartke, who is the Executive Director of HCU Network America, has HCU, and is a brand new mom! Danae discusses her experience with everything from changes in protein intake to her cravings for arugula! We also wanted to mention that September is Newborn Screening Awareness Month, and we are going to have some more information on newborn screening on a later podcast.

Our “Tell Me Something Good” segment includes the news of our HC&U T-SHIRTS that we want to give to YOU! Make sure you get involved with us on social media (and on here!) so that you have a chance of winning some swag! Also, we will do a t-shirt giveaway once our instagram, @lowprobites , gets 115 followers. Make sure you like/follow us for different ways to get some gear!

Our recipe of the day was our Stuffed Bell Peppers. Ben gave these peppers a 4 out of 5 mangosteens on our random fruit of the day rating scale. The recipe I used is below! We made enough to have for lunch for a few days, but you can vary the amounts of ingredients to make less!

stuffed bell peppers

Stuffed Bell Peppers

-5 Multicolored bell peppers, cut in half and seeded.

-2 Cartons of mushroom caps or small mushrooms

-1 onion

-1/2 Japanese Eggplant (you could use regular eggplant here, I just had a new kind I wanted to try!)


-Low protein cheese as desired.

-Spices that you prefer. We used salt, pepper, garlic, and parsley.

Bake the empty halved/seeded peppers on 375 degrees for approximately 20 minutes. While that is baking, dice your veggies and sauté them in a pan with some ghee and your preferred spices. Once your veggies have cooked down and your peppers are ready, stuff your peppers and top with your favorite low protein cheese (we used Follow your Heart brand). Bake until cheese is melted and browning slightly.

We had baked cauliflower and roasted the other half of the eggplant for our sides. We made this to simulate a “Philly cheese steak” type meal. They were delish! It also helps to cut and seed your peppers the day before if you know you are going to be cut short for time.

Let us know if you try them!

Thanks for listening/reading/keeping up with us. We appreciate all of your support!


TTFN! (Ta-ta for now!).

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