I Feel Bad For Vegetarians (and not due to the usual reasons...)
Tuesday, March 02, 2010
Today (March 1, 2010) ended up being a completely vegetarian day, not on purpose, but due to not managing to get to my butcher's before they closed. Don't get me wrong, I've done vegetarian days before, but I've never actually tracked my nutrition for them.
By the end of the day I was wondering how vegetarians manage to get a decent balance of nutrition and not feel as if their stomachs are exploding
This was my dinner:
Steamed Trader Joe's Cucumber Wontons (100 cal) on top of 4 slices of cucumber as an appetizer.
Eggplant (1cup) sauteed in coconut milk (1/4 cup mixed with black pepper, ground ginger, sweet paprika and oregano), steamed okra (0.5 cup) and potatoes (1 medium idaho potato), and red kidney beans made with onions and salsa.
Nutrition Breakdown for Appetizer and Dinner
Total Calories: 583
Total Carbs: 104 g
Total Fat: 11 g (9 from the coconut milk)
Total Protein: 27 g (14 from the beans)
Dietary Fiber: 10.2 g
My entire day has been like this, and I barely made my minimums for calories, carbs, fat and protein! I am stuffed!
Vegetarians, how do you do it?