I got served. My friend suckered me into being a vegetarian for 7 days. (Truthfully, she did no suckering but I thought it added color to the story.) I accepted the challenge. I was intrigued by logistics. How can I fulfill my protein needs without eating meat? What am I going to do with that last serving of grilled chicken? If I swallow it but don’t chew, does it still count as eating? This was going to be interesting.
Day 1 started like any other as I blended my protein smoothie and guzzled it down on my way to work. For lunch, I had a salad with avocado squished all up in it. (Avocado makes everything better.)
At 4pm, I started to crave a little sumthin’ sumthin’. My body wanted protein and finding abundant sources would prove to be the real challenge. My protein was limited to whey protein shakes and almonds.
Overall, Day 1 as a vegetarian was a success. However, a trip to the grocery store is mandatory. Brown girl cannot live off whey protein alone.
Other than beans and yogurt, do you have any delicious protein-rich vegetarian ideas for me? I cannot lose these buttery muscles.