I had a super simple dinner tonight. Sometimes you just need to keep it basic - broccoli, mushrooms, and onion. I stir-fried about 1/4 onion I had left over with a bag of mushrooms and a bag of broccoli from TJ's and flavored it with a little rice wine vinegar and Chinese Five Spice powder.
Just based off a quick analysis of the nutrition, this entire dish (a whole bag each of mushrooms and broccoli!) is about 170 calories, 22 grams of protein, 12 grams of fiber, and 25% of your RDA of iron. Oh yeah, and negligible fat and no cholesterol. Let's compare this to 170 calories of a chicken breast with the fat removed - according to Spark People, about 2/3 of a breast. The chicken has 36 grams of protein, 2 grams of fat, 92 mg of cholesterol, no fiber, and only 6.3% of iron. And of course that's not even to mention all the other nutrients that are more plentiful in the broccoli and mushrooms - more calcium, more Vitamin C, A... I could keep going. But I just think this is great proof that you don't even have to go out of your way to get copious amounts of protein and iron in a vegan diet. Just eat plants!
Tomorrow I'm going to lunch at California Pizza Kitchen with a friend I haven't seen since high school. So I should have something fun to show you.
Link of the Day:
http://fuckyeahlukepasqualino.tumblr.com/ Just because he's cute.