Nutrition – Week of 01/25 – 01/31

When I tell people that I am a No Meat Athlete, they give me a quizzical look and ask, “But where do you get your protein?”  Have you ever seen this comic…

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Many of us have been brainwashed to believe that protein is only found in meat and other animal products.  The truth of the matter is, however, that protein can be found in many plant-based products as well.

I, therefore, do not concern myself with my protein consumption as I plan out my weekly menus.  Following recipes from Jason Vale‘s 28 day Super Juice Me app and his new Super Fast Food app help me to keep a variety of well-balanced meals in my line up of meals.

For breakfast, my husband, 13 year old daughter, and I drink one of Jason Vale’s “thick smoothies”.  For lunch, my husband and I drink a “thin juice”.  (The daughter has a “normal” lunch from the school’s cafeteria.)  For an after-school snack, we have another “thick smoothie” like the one from breakfast.  As for dinner, we eat a well balanced “normal” dinner.  Here are some of the things we ate for dinner this week:

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Monday – Sweet Potato Cakes

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Tuesday – Super Charged Egg Fried Rice

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Wednesday – Super Greekish Salad

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Thursday – Full House Chinese (Mom’s birthday) – vegetables and steamed rice *I only ate half, took half home, and then ate the leftovers after my 12 mile training run on Saturday.

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Friday – Beach Hut Deli – Super Salad

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Sunday – Super Food Caesar

If you are like me and struggle with knowing what to make for dinner, I highly recommend purchasing the Super Fast Food app.  So far, we have loved the four meals that we have tried from the app!  Another great resource that I have used in the past is the Happy Herbivore’s meal plans.

What did you make for dinner last week?  What are you making this week?  How can you challenge yourself this week to include some plant based protein into your meals?

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  1. Pingback: Nutrition Week of 02/01 to 02/07 | Run Strong Run

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