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Typical weekday meals

Published March 4, 2014 by Vegan Derby Cat Party
Yay! A lunch break! But also proof that I am still cooking sometimes and drinking water.

Yay! A lunch break! But also proof that I am still cooking sometimes and drinking water.

Just a quick hello on my lunch break from your favorite (?) vegan derby vampire! (Please link me if you know any other vegan derby vampires who blog!)

I’ve been meaning to write this long, involved blog post about weight gain, body image, and my new physique, but honestly, I really havn’t had the time. Instead I’ll just tell you that my prime blog writing time (lunch) has been hijacked by an increasing patient load at work, and that I might finish writing it eventually. Maybe.

Also, I’ll tell you about the typical week day meals that have been giving me fuel for practice, making my muscles, and pleasing my palatte. I don’t pretend to know tons about work out nutrition, but one of the girls I skate with asked. She used to be vegan, and is contemplating doing it again, but was curious how it would work with derby.  I’ve been trying to drink more water and make sure that I have lots of fruits, veggies, carbs, and our important friend… protein.

(This will go quick, because I only have 10 more minutes!!)

Typical day…

Breakfast: I’m generally a bad at breakfast person. I’ve been drinking emergenC (because people just keep on getting sick around me!) before I leave the house, followed by white tea. By the time I get to work I’m hungry, so I’m usually eating a Luna bar.

Snack: banana

Lunch: Food (kale, noodles, tofu type meals like above, peanut butter sandwiches, or bean/lentil dishes), yogurt and/or an orange

Snacks: banana/Luna bar/peanuts/raisins/cereal/and I would be lying if I didn’t include chips &  salsa, but I’m trying to cut back!

Dinner: This one varies a bunch. If it’s a practice night, I tend to get some tofu in there, either with high protein tofu at home or tofu pho (soup) from the restaurant if I get back early enough. Beans, lentils, and that sort of thing too, which is where my leftover lunches come from.

Anyway, that was a super quick rundown, but you get the idea!

Talk to you again soon! (Hopefully!!)

Photo: Robert Bakie

Photo: Robert Bakie

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how do you get enough protein? an example.

Published July 11, 2010 by Vegan Derby Cat Party

this is really an exercise in nutrition. with my previous vegetarian life of sickness & malnutrition behind me, i came into my vegan diet with a nutritionally conscious perspective. i try to eat as many nutrient dense meals as i can, so if i end up eating french fries and a pitcher of beer one night out with friends, i don’t feel too bad about it. : )

people often wonder how i get my protein. i use a variety of sources including processed soy foods like mock meat (which i try to eat in moderation), tempeh, TVP, tofu, and also non-soy sources like seitan (made from vital wheat gluten), legumes (beans, lentils, peanuts) and whole grains.

this was my breakfast sandwich today:

2 slices sprouted grain bread: 160 calories, 1g fat, 6g fiber, 8 g protein
4 slices yves deli ham: 100 calories, 2g fat, 0g fiber, 15g protein
1 slice rice vegan pepperjack cheese: 40 calories, 2g fat, 0g fiber, 1g protein
2 tsp dijon mustard: 10 calories, 0g fat, 0g fiber, 0g protein

i ate this with some applesauce too, so add another 60 calories & 2g of fiber for a grand total of:

375 calories, 5g fat, 8g fiber, and 23g of protein

how much protein do you need a day?
according to this website, i need about 45g of protein a day, so i’m well on my way to fulfilling that today, since i’ll probably eat a couple more times. pretty simple.

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