Wednesday, February 27, 2013
One if the things I really struggle with is getting enough protein. As a vegetarian who's committed to reducing my reliance upon overly processed foods, I have a really hard time figuring out what I can eat that's vegetarian, high protein, low carb, and not filled with chemicals and crap.
I try to have a protein heavy breakfast that includes things like Greek yogurt and Kashi or an egg and cheese breakfast sandwich. Dinners usually involve some sort of vegetarian protein like seitan or quorn or tofu. Quinoa is one of my favourite things. Lunches are much harder. I've been eating protein bars, nuts, and nut butters with fruit as snacks. I love beans and eat them fairly regularly, but I have to be careful because they also count as a carb for me.
I've considered protein shakes, but have a lot of ethical requirements for the dairy I'll consume, so whey protein is iffy. I have some brown rice protein powder that I really really don't like.
What are your favourite ways to load up on protein?