Posts tagged protein.
Even if you’re not vegan or vegetarian, it’s still good to get your protein from a bunch of different foods- you don’t just have to stick to meat to get protein! :)
Anonymous asked: I just have a quick question, do you make sure you get a lot of protein each day? And from what, just because I always have trouble with getting enough because I have vegan diet. If you could even give me an example of a balanced day, with meals, that would be so helpful! Thank-you :)
I pay closer attention to my protein intake when I work out but for the most part, I don’t pay super close attention. I used to pay a lot of close attention to it so now I don’t have to as much. Sometimes the little things add up. I pay more attention to iron, and making sure to consume it with vitamin C.
When I eat cereal I eat maybe 2 cups (raisin bran) and there’s 8 grams of protein there, plus the milk so 10 grams. In veggie meats, like Boca, there’s between 10-13 or so grams of protein, beans (I don’t eat those as much because of my ibs), nuts have a lot of protein (I used to eat a lot of that), 2 tablespoons of peanut butter has about 8 grams, the bread that I have now has 2 grams of protein per 2 slice) but Oroweat whole grain oatnut bread has 8 grams, 3 oz of extra firm tofu has 7 grams. Quinoa has a lot of protein. I’m going through my myfitnesspal from earlier this year and 14oz of the quinoa pasta shells has 28 grams of protein (and 1,435 calories so I assume I’m the only one who eats that much haha). 5 slices of tofurkey (Turtle Island Foods, Inc.) has 13 grams of protein per 5 slices. If you’re worried about your protein intake and have $20-40 to spare, you could pick up some vegan protein powder from a health food store. I also eat Gardein veggie ‘meats’ but have none at home right now so not sure how much protein that has. I’m not sure if you’re into eating veggie ‘meats’ so that might not be much help. You might be able to find some vegan bars like that, I haven’t looked for them so I haven’t a clue what some are.
I just got all of that from stuff that I have now, stuff I’ve eaten, and stuff from my myfitnesspal. Of course there are plenty more things with lots of protein.
Let’s see… with meals (oh gosh this post is long). Let’s say you eat a tofurkey sandwich on the Oroweat, with 5 slices of tofurkey, some tomato and spinach (there’s not much protein there so let’s leave that at 0), 1/4an avocado (that’s about 1 gram because I think half was 2 grams according to myfitnesspal), that’d be about 22 grams of protein for one meal. A peanut butter sandwich with 4 table spoons of peanut butter (16) and oroweat would be 24 grams. I hope this is a bit helpful! (:
Here, this might help you -
Protein in the Vegan diet on The Vegetarian Resource Group
I was just looking at something similar today.
What to eat AFTER you workout is super important! You can lose almost half of your workout if you don’t eat some source of protein within the hour.