Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Aw Nuts! (And Seeds!)

"How do you get your protein?" ask the vegan unaware, continuously, always and forever. Beans, lentils, tofu, edemame, tempeh and seitan work their way into my meal rotation. Nuts and seeds are always a go to. They are versatile, tasty, good fat filled and easy to use. Just keep in mind the serving size, as they are also calorie dense.


(Yes that is shredded coconut in the pic, which technically is a fruit, but I included it because I don't live by your rules!)

Just this morning I had sliced almonds and shredded coconut in my oatmeal, oh and coconut oil too. I throw pumpkin seeds into salads or toast them to top my soup. Easiest super snack on the planet is peanut butter and an apple. For a snack today, mango and mixed salted nuts.


And for lunch I tossed together a stir-fry from some leftover farro with spinach, onions, peppers, sugar snap peas, wild garlic and walnuts. I don't typically eat that many nuts in one day, but for the sake of the blog post I did. I sacrificed for you people, because I'm selfless....and hungry.


Mixed with soy sauce and Korean Chili paste it was perfect after my workout to fill me up. Packs a nutrient punch too!