This will be my first year practicing Lent, and admittedly, I was 3 days late getting started, simply because I did not know that time had rolled around. What am I giving up? Meat (minus eggs), swearing, and beer. In partnership with my significant other, we should be able to do this. I like to stay fairly active with working out, so my first thought is to make sure I have enough alternate protein around to support my body.
I imagine a top concern for many people when they are considering a transition to vegetarian or vegan is where they will get a good source of protien, especially when they are active individuals. There are many vegetarian high protein sources that are very versatile.
Some of best sources I have found are:
Lentils, 18 grams of protein per cup
Chickpeas, 12 grams/cup
Tempeh, 41 grams per cup
Black beans, 15 grams per cup
Nuts and nut butters
Tofu, 11 grams per 4 ounces
Quinoa, 9 grams per cup
Other legumes, varied
Protein powder, 25 grams per serving
If you are considering a transition from meat to no meat, whether temporary or permanent, make it a staple to add a protien at every meal. Otherwise you will find yourself loading up on carbs and the results will not be good.
A few easy ways to get your protien in at each meal:
- add nuts
- add beans
- snacks with nuts or nut butter
Are you a vegetarian? Please share your tips, suggestions and recipes.
who am i?
Khyrunnessa Rabbani -Interested in health and fitness, lacking the bod and six pack to match. Perfectly imperfect! Love your body the way it is and focus on better choices that keep the inside working smoothly.