Hello Meals and Moves Readers! I am Monica and I write a little blog called Run, Eat, Repeat.
I have been reading Janetha’s blog for like 9 years. Um, yeah I think she’s been blogging that long.
Anyways, we finally met at Foodbuzz this year, but I have always LOVED the way she eats – high protein, balanced and with some moves thrown in! Side note: My husband thinks it’s called Meals & Moves because she is a migrant and moves a lot. No.
After struggling with my weight for a long time (despite running 3 marathons) and being inspired by Janetha, I’ve decided to up my protein and see if it helps my out of control snacking and ice cream binges. I was vegetarian for years, but decided to start eating chicken again in 2011. Yeah, most people do it the other way around, but whatev.
Since I’ve been meat free for longer than I’ve been meat full Janetha asked me to write about how to eat high protein while keeping vegetarian. So, here we go…
Breakfast is easy to eat vegetarian (note: I’m not saying vegan). I eat egg sandwiches, protein shakes with PB toast or yogurt bowls. If you want something new try French Toast Cups stuffed with low fat ricotta or cottage cheese (Janetha will NOT be trying this since she hates sweet cottage cheese, her loss.).
Lunch and Dinner can be a bit more difficult – especially when you’ve been eating PB&J for a while! So easy and yummy, but not exactly filled with protein. My current lunch faves are egg salad sandwiches or protein packed veggie burgers (check the ingredients to make sure they have 10 grams of the good stuff).
I recently made a lasagna for dinner that included meatless crumbles and cottage cheese for a good protein punch!
Tofu stir frys are predictable, but necessary – especially when made with Trader Joe’s High Protein tofu!
And these days I end my day with a night cap of ice cream made with protein powder. I top it with extra granola for the happiness factor.
I love Meals and Moves, thank you to Janetha for letting me guest post!
Have a great day!!!
what is your favorite vegetarian form of protein?