08 Feb Complete proteins for dinner and breakfast (for my body)
Flexitarian is the term I would choose as well. Tonight, I was out with some friends at the Golden Gate Hotel in South Melbourne. I had checked out the menu beforehand and thought that I was going to order the eggplant parmigiana. However, when I thought about it, I realised that eggplant parmigiana does not have very much PROTEIN in it.
I think it is true that every body is different. ‘We all need to find out what WORKS for us’ – Athol C.
For me, in particular, , , I like to eat protein for breakfast and protein for dinner. . . not so phased about lunch – I am ok with a veggie rich dish and no complete proteins, ,, but if I don’t have an egg for breakfast, I do get HUNGRY during the day, and if I don’t eat some form of complete protein AT NIGTH, I find it difficult to sleep properly.
So, while I am a flexitarian, I am always scanning the menu for vegetarian options that DO have a complete protein. And, I am sorry to say, that despite the appearances, , , eggplant parmigiana does not!
Vegetables are full of vitamins and minerals, but they do not contain a lot of protein. So, while we need to fill our plates with MOSTLY vegetables, you may benefit from a complete protein with your meal.
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I ended up eating a halloumi Caesar salad. I ordered it because I was discussing this ‘complete’ protein thing with my friends, and, a friend suggested the halloumi with blackberries and something else, which I was thinking I could eat with a green salad. However, when I went to the bar to order it, the cashier asked if I wanted a Caesar salad with halloumi or halloumi with green salad. I considered this for a moment, and realised that that the Caesar would come with an egg. . . So, that was the GOOO.
It also had bacon, which I was not expecting, ops! However, it was still tasty.
This is my photo, but it is not of the Caeser salad I mentioned earlier, it is a picture of a tofu and papaya salad, which was, YES – vegan!