|Vegan rice crispy treats, honeydew melon, organic salad (red lettuce, cabbage, red and yellow baby heirloom |
tomatoes, carrots, green and purple cauliflower, chia and sunflower seeds, hemp hearts, raisins, dressing)
2 Tbsp of hemp hearts contain roughly 6.5g protein (I don't measure it out but I usually get between 1 and 2 Tbsp per salad.) Plus 1 Tbsp of chia seeds has 2g protein (plus 5.5g fiber!) And these are complete proteins - all amino acids present and accounted for! 1 Tbsp sunflower seeds adds 3g protein, and they're almost a complete protein, being just a smidge low on Lysine. So my 3-4 Tbsp of crunchy add-ons give me 8-11g protein! Woohoo!
And the Sweet and Sara brown rice crispy treats count as whole grains! Bwahaha!
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum...I take my photos out on the back porch because I get good indirect light. As I was carrying my salad out to get ready for pictures, I got a phone call. So I was distracted when I opened the sliding glass door and walked face-first into a ginormous spider who had built a web across the doorway.
If you look closely at the photos, you should be able to see specks of purple and turquoise Moon Sand from where I had to pick up bits of salad off the back porch from when I
I had to scavenge it all back up and into my salad for the pictures. You see, I'd only saved exactly the amount I'd need. So there was no spare cauliflower to sub in instead. Yum. Moon Sand!
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