Monday, November 30, 2015
Meatless Monday - Have you Eaten?
Dinner uses things you likely have around the house. Not only is it quick to make it's SUPER cheap - like a QUARTER per serving when you buy your beans and pasta in bulk.
Breakfast was a smoothie made with a a green apple, some green grapes, spring water, a big handful of spinach and some protein powder. It was really refreshing. I also packed some cut up raw veggies and an apple for an afternoon snack.
Main Ingredients: water, soy protein, wheat gluten, expeller pressed canola oil, wheat, amaranth, millet, quinoa, yeast, vegetable gum, potato starch, sea salt, natural flavors from plant sources, onion powder, vinegar, garlic powder, pea protein, carrot fiber, beetroot fiber, paprika, turmeric and natural smoke flavoring. The sauce is sweetened with mandarin and tangerine juice concentrate and chopped orange peel. This blows the Ailuropoda melanoleuca Express fast food orange chicken out of the water, considering how healthy it is.
With the quinoa (and a small side salad) lunch was in at less than 400 calories with 21 grams of complete protein.
I tossed it with some cooked spaghetti with just a tiny sprinkle of cheese and a side of cooked carrots. The leftover sauce also freezes well for a quick meal another day.
The days protein was around 50 grams with the protein powder in the smoothie, enough for a woman of my weight on a day I wasn't very physically active. Note: If you want to know how much protein you need, for other than a very active person - convert your weight to kilograms and multiply that by .8 to get the grams.
It was also high in fiber and low in saturated fat, a win win that won't have you missing the meat.