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Old 02-01-2013, 01:22 AM   #1
gymrat05
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Default One month into eating plant-strong...help me get more protein!

Okay, so I've been plant-strong since January 4th. Besides a couple of tablespoons of Greek yogurt and a little bit of soup with a chicken broth base when I was sick I have been pretty much eating a vegan diet. I feel okay (though huuungry which is probably because my calories are just naturally lower). I've incorporated a lot more veggies into my diet and am even eating ones I don't like/never thought I would like (I didn't eat many veggies at all before. This is big for me. ). I'm nowhere near perfect, but I'm much better than I was. I ate animal protein at literally every meal until then.

I'm concerned I'm not getting enough protein. I think I'm doing a pretty good job pairing my proteins to make sure they are complete (I'm finishing my degree to become a Registered Dietitian so I know all about complimentary proteins, lol), but grams wise I'm concerned I'm not getting enough... Would anyone be willing to make some suggestions based on a "sample day"? I'd really appreciate it.

Breakfast:

Smoothie:
1 scoop Sunwarrior protein powder
1/2 cup of kale
1 cup almond milk (unsweetened)
3/4 mixed berries (blueberries and raspberries)

OR

1/2 cup cooked oatmeal (rolled oats)
1 medium sized apple
1 cup almond milk (unsweetened)
1tbsp maple syrup
Walnuts (about 10 chopped and sprinkled on top)

Lunch:

1/2 cup cooked lentils
2-3 cups of spinach
1/2 red pepper
1 baby cucumber
1tbsp of balsamic vinegar and olive oil
2tbsp hemp hearts
2-3tbsp dried cranberries

Dinner:

Veggie burger (homemade) containing shredded carrots, broccoli florets, brown rice, beans, chiles, onion, garlic. Sometimes on a bun, sometimes with salad.

OR

Vegetarian chilli with tomatoes, beans, bulgur, red peppers, onion.

And depending on the time of day and what I have for breakfast I might squeeze an afternoon snack in there. If I don't have a protein shake for breakfast I will have a small protein shake for a snack.
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