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YOURS: This week's "YOURS" goes to Mrs. Mordecai at Be it Ever So Humble. You can bet that I'll be eating lots and lots of beans from now on, as they are a great source of protein, and Mrs. Mordecai tells us how to cook them right! She features crock pot instructions, one of my favorite modes of cooking, and gives detailed instructions on how to avoid one problem, in particular, that can arise when it comes to eating beans. For Mrs. Mordecai's entire post, click HERE. Thank you so much for your contribution to Homemaker Mondays, Mrs. Mordecai, and please feel free to take the "I Was Featured" button from the left sidebar if you would like!
MINE: When I find something wonderful, I have to share it. Have you ever been on a calorie- or protein gram- counting diet and you wanted to eat, say, a banana or a peach, but had no idea what it's nutritional value was? Or, to make matters even more confusing, have you ever created a dish from scratch but been frustrated at not being able to determine it's nutritional information? Well, thanks to your visit here today, those days are gone! Let me introduce you to nutritiondata.com. Enter in the name of ANY food (I have yet to find a food they couldn't give me information on) and a neat little nutrition label, along with many other charts and tables of nutrition information, is presented.
If that weren't cool enough, they have a form in which you can input the ingredients of your favorite recipes and determine all of their nutritional information. It is amazing! I can see that this is going to be my new favorite pass time (besides blogging, of course).
Something fun I've been doing with this new, informative website is calculating the amount of protein I've been consuming on a daily basis. Many of my friends and loved ones have expressed concern that because of my newfound vegetarianism (leaning towards veganism) lifestyle, I might not be getting all of the protein I need. Soooo....I figured out what the USDA recommendation for protein for my height and gender is and it just so happens that I need about 29 grams of protein a day to be healthy.
I found out some interesting things about the foods I'm eating. Most of us know that THESE have lots of protein...
...but did you know that THESE have some protein, too?...
Yep, the 2 cups I ate for a midnight snack had 2 grams of protein! Who knew?
The following is a list of just some of the foods I ate yesterday that contain protein. I was amazed and quite pleased to see that even though I ate completely vegan yesterday, I consumed MORE protein than is recommended for my height and gender! Some of the proteins were "incomplete", but I was able to consume the complimentary protein throughout the day to even things out. Take a look...
1 cup home-grown wheat sprouts- 8 grams protein
2 tablespoons peanut butter- 8 grams protein
1 cup homemade almond milk- 2 grams protein
2 cups strawberries- 2 gram protein
1/2 cup homemade vegan almond yogurt- 10 grams protein
1 cup homemade hummus- 12 grams protein
That's 42 grams of protein!
So, my dear friends and loved ones who are expressing concern over this new lifestyle choice, not to worry! I've never felt better and I've never had such a desire to eat good foods as I do now. In fact, I posted a recipe for cake balls a few weeks ago, and just the thought of eating one of those completely disgusts me! Those of you who know me will not believe that, but it's true! And it's wonderful! I now crave stuff like this...
...avocados, pears, oranges, bananas, almond milk, manna bread (stay tuned for that recipe tomorrow) and fresh, homemade pineapple-cucumber salsa!
So friends, I hope you will find fulfillment and enjoyment perusing nutritiondata.com, just as I did!
OURS: Okay, you're up! I can't wait to read all of the inspiring ideas you're sending out our way! Thanks so much for your contributions and we'll see you next week!
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Sunday, January 25, 2009
Homemaker Monday: The Coolest Nutrition Data Website Ever!