Plant Protein Salad
This here is one of my go-to salads. It's loaded with more macro nutrients than you could possibly imagine. There's no animal protein in it but there's over 35 grams of plant-based protein in it. Yup 35 grams! That's actually a shit ton of protein and way more than I need at any one meal - but I'm trying to make a point.
According to various resources the way to figure your "average" daily requirement for protein is to multiply your weight (pounds) by .36 - Now, many will argue that this is a baseline number but my point is, if I can get to nearly that number in one salad.... I think we're all getting enough protein when we eat a healthy diet!! What we really need more of, is fiber...
Which brings me back to my salad!!
1 Head of Chopped up Lacinto Kale
1/2 an Avocado (massaged into Kale)
1/4 Cup Blueberries
3 Tablespoons Hemp Seeds
1 Grated Raw Zucchini
1/3 Cup Chickpeas
1/2 Cup Quinoa
No added oil (the avo does a great job)
Apple Cider Vinegar or fresh Lemon Juice, to taste.
This salad provides me with approximately: 100g of good healthy carbs, 35g of good healthy fats and 35g of good healthy protein. All plant based. And according to Nutrition Facts.org amazing Daily Dozen App (free, get it!!!) when eaten alongside my delicious veggie juice (dandelion, cucumber, beets, parsley, ginger, lemon, carrot, apple) - my lunch alone has provided me with over 54% of the foods Dr. Greger recommends we eat each day and will keep me satisfied for hours and it's freakin' delicious!!!
What did you have for lunch today?
If you're struggling to bring in more plant-based foods into your and/or your families life, please reach out!! I live for this shit - literally and figuratively!!! I'm not a pusher but know in my heart we all need to be eating more of this stuff. You know it too. It's not all or nothing but you've got to start doing something!!