Which has more protein, tofu or chicken?
My boyfriend asked me that question last night which got me thinking…and after doing a little research, I decided to share.
The bean vs. The breast
**I used www.nutritiondata.com for the info and further specified tofu as silken, firm and the chicken as broiled, cooked, breast meat only
Interesting, no? Of course my fave stat is the cholesterol, being a cardiac rn and all (I can’t help it!)…sure some cholesterol is good for you, but watch this commercial and you’ll understand. I know it’s actually an anti-smoking campaign, but it’s still plaque build up from cholesterol (smoking just makes it that much more likely to stick to your arteries). Ok, enough healthify-ing chatter…
Anyways, on that note, I started the day with a bowl of wonderful (cholesterol lowering) oats.
I added carob covered raisins into the oats before cooking them, which was SO good. The carob melted and then I was left with subtle “chocolate” flavored oats with raisins. Btw, I was hungry hungry this AM so I made the oatmeal super liquidy…more silk to fill me up :) Nom. Nom. Nom.
Plus coffee. Obvi. Like the butterfly in the froth?
Smashed coconut date rolls, inspired by Erin, inspired by Katie.
Strawberry o’soy yogurt. It’s SO THICK and RICH!!!!
I really do love Stonyfield. Anyways, after I snacked the AM away I decided to head to the gym, but it was such a packed house, I peaced out after 45 minutes. Blah. I wasn’t that into it anyways. I’ve had too many gym days in a row, so I’ll be looking to the coming few days off, since I work a TON this week.
After I got home from the gym I was famished, so I made some BN squash.
I cheated and used the pre-cut and peeled kind again, so it took a whole 3 minutes to pop these bad boys were in the oven.
While they were cooking I had the other half of my veggie burger from yesterday with some Sabra hummus.
Could these squash cubes have been more perfectly cooked with those browned edges! (no)
I had about half of them.
Kyle and I did a massive shopping trip in the PM and by the time we got home I was pretty lazy, so I decided to go with Karen Sisters’ thai veggie “chicken.”
I also made a bunch of veggies to bulk it up, including steamed carrots, steamed broccoli, lettuce, brocc slaw, and BN squash.
Plus the thai “chicken” (seitan) and some greek yog
Stuffed. Like, no room for dessert, stuffed. Wow. After dinner, I did my first yoga “class” on Exercise TV on Demand, I did a Flex and Flow course first, and then a Rhythmic Stretch quickie as a cool down. I really liked the way this calmed me down at the end of the day. The focus on breathing with repetitive movements that were not too challenging allowed me to get centered and kind of shut myself down for the night (like I’m a computer or something). It was nice, and since it was my first time,I think it went relatively well, and I’m not completely scared off from further exploring. Looks like that pamphlet was money well spent 🙂
Haha, did I say no dessert before?!?!?!…yeah right!
A few figs :) yep I’m hooked!!
Followed by a coconut date roll (or 3). Don’t let the bed bugs bite!