Protein has never been on my mind as much as it is now. It's always been so easy to eat enough protein through my usual varied vegan diet. Then I went and got knocked up, which made my protein needs double. My daily protein goal is now around 75 grams. That doesn't seem like such a big deal, except I pretty much just crave comforting, carby breads all the time. Here are a few ways I've been eating extra protein.
Peanut Butter. I spread it on bagels (those are about 9 grams by themselves!), eat it with fruit, or just grab a spoon and shove some in my maw when I'm in a hurry. I love peanut butter on pears and apples.
Sunday breakfast, when we actually have time to cook a meal. Tofu scramble is my go-to, but this weekend I tried the frittata recipe from Vegan Brunch using spinach, garlic, and Daiya mozzarella. It was very yummy, but really just a baked tofu scramble.
As you see, the frittata didn't exactly stay together when cut. But it was very tasty anyway. Especially with grits and some fresh whole wheat bread baked by Laura.
Edamame is a good high-protein food to have around. I'll make a batch of this cold salad on a Sunday, and we can eat it all week. Ken loves this stuff even more than I do. The recipe originated from the corn-edamame salad in Veganomicon, but I've bastardized it so much that I can't even remember what the original recipe called for exactly. This is just edamame, black beans, corn, and a soy sesame dressing.
Good stuff, all of it. But I really just want to eat tomato sammichs or my mother-in-law's awesome tomato basil bruschetta all day long. So tell me- where do you get your (extra) protein?