Where do you get your protein?

Protein Ninja Cookbook

Ever since I drastically cut down on my meat consumption, I get asked this question a lot. And I’ll tell you where I get my protein: PLANTS.

I get my protein from plants. Beans, peas, lentils, chick peas, soy, nuts, seeds, grains…they all contain protein. And we don’t need as much as you think!

Let’s say this: If you’re working out consistently, and I mean-working out HARD ( not jogging on the treadmill twice a week), you’ll need a gram of protein per pound of body weight.

If you’re not in the gym 5-7 days a week, you can relax a bit on your protein intake. That said, if you eat a lot of protein, it’s probably not going to hurt you…but don’t worry about the numbers too much. Go by how you feel and how your body is reacting to your diet. Make changes accordingly. Balance!

Even though I am well aware of where to get my protein, I still like some new ideas and to flip through a new cookbook every now and again. I came across this one:

Protein_ninja

Well, can I just say…AWESOME?

Not only am I happy to have new recipes using plant based proteins…but NOW I AM A NINJA.

The book says so. Watch out.

I’ve made a few recipes from this book-and I have really liked them all but the gold medal goes to the GREEN GODDESS BURGER.

Guys, I’ve made my share of veggie burgers. And I like them all. My husband? Well, not such a fan. He’s down with the whole plant-based thing, but he was never into the black bean burgers or sweet potato quinoa burgers…just didn’t like them.

And then came along this burger-LIKE A NINJA-and swept him away. They’re that stealth good.

green_goddess_burgersThese do contain tofu and I was skeptical because I love a good bean burger…but WOW. These are amazing. Lots of greens (as the name of the recipe would suggest), and FLAVOUR.

What I love about this book is the variety of foods that contain protein. Baked goods, burgers, bowls…Protein Ninja made me think differently about how to go about getting my protein. And thinking outside of the box, is good, right?

If you’re a die-hard meat eater, this book may not be for you. But if you’re plant-based, vegetarian, vegan, or toying with the idea of cutting down your meat intake, this book has recipes you will LOVE. And you get to become a Ninja. Bonus!