Friday, March 20, 2009

what do you eat?

since it is meat out day, i thought i would post some thoughts on being a vegetarian. recently, we've added several new employees at my job. and when they find out i'm a vegetarian, they all seem to have the same question; what do you eat? after over 10 years of being a vegetarian, that's a pretty funny question to me. i guess i have to think back to when i was a meat eater and realize i too was pretty ill informed. so, what do i eat? today being a work day is a little harried, but i'll use it as an example:

breakfast: peanut butter and jelly

lunch: kashi's mayan harvest bake frozen meal

snack: ramen noodles cooked with some frozen broccoli then added a spoonful of crunchy peanut butter(you want the peanuts for some crunch), several squirts of sriracha, soy sauce, and asian chili sauce (usually for a meal i added julienned extra firm tofu, carrots, and red bell peppers.) this was inspired veggie chic's post since i haven't made my version in quite a while

dinner:(we haven't eaten yet, but my boyfriend has already informed me of our dinner plans.) since he is having bison burgers, i am having veggie burgers with yet to be determined side.

and for those of y'all worried about protein, i actually have protein in all those meals and even my snack.

but really there are tons of meat alternatives for protein including but not limited to:
tofu, seitan, beans, eggs, veggie meat products like veggie dogs, quinoa, nuts, cottage cheese, dairy products, tempeh, leafy green vegetables such as spinach, amaranth, seaweed, and seeds.
plus, i still eat lots of stuff i used to eat like mac and cheese.
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