Protein: Part 2

In Uncategorized by Madison Mayberry6 Comments

I got lots of great feedback on my protein post a few weeks ago and found that many of you were surprised to find out how much protein can come from non-meat sources. I think it’s important, vegetarian or not, to know where protein can be found in order to incorporate it into snacks and meals and keep hunger at bay.

Although I eat ‘meat replacement’ type foods, such a veggie sausage and veggie burgers, on occasion, today’s meals are a good example of how you can source your protein in other ways. My new recent favorite food is the Trader Joe’s California Style Complete Protein Bread, which contains 5 grams of complete protein per slice!

Here’s what my day looked like…

*Cocoa Protein Muffin (24g)
*Fage 0% Greek yogurt (17g)
*1 tablespoon natural creamy peanut butter (4g)
*Small soy latte (6g)
*24 oz. water

Total protein: 51g (this number shocks me!)

Mid-Morning Snack: 
*Cliff Crunchy Peanut Butter Bar (10g)
*More water

Total protein: 10g

*Trader Joe’s Veggie Masala Burger (2g)
*1 Slice Trader Joe’s California Style Complete Protein Bread (5g)
*Raspberry Smoothie (12g)
*24 oz. water

Total protein: 19g

Afternoon snack
*1/4 cup mixed nuts (6g)
*More water!

Total protein: 6g

*1 cup steamed broccoli (2g)
*Trader Joe’s Bean and Rice Burrito (13g)

Total protein: 15g

Daily Grand Total: 101 grams protein!