Almost every week I get messages from the same person insisting that I don’t get enough protein or that it is impossible to get enough protein on a vegan diet. To save this person from public shame, I’ll call them Karen.

Karen has no real argument against veganism and she uses the “no protein” excuse because she’s too lazy to do any real research.

But I digress…

As I’ve done in a previous blog post, I decided to record all of my food for a week, plonk it in Cronometer and then calculate whether I was getting enough protein or not.

But let’s get a bit more specific. At the moment I weigh around 60 kilos (which, according to Google, is 9Β stone, 6.3Β lb) and therefore I should get around 47.5g of protein per day (according to this website). So I customised my protein requirement in Cronometer, making sure that it was set to 47.5g of protein per day.

Fun fact: I couldn’t even cheat and pick protein-rich meals for the week as Wonderful Husband had already written out the shopping list. Beware, it’s one of the junkiest food weeks we’ve had in a long time. Wonderful Husband blames me for this.

Who wants to eat a salad when it’s cold though?

So get ready for a list of the meals I had and how much protein I got. By the way, don’t lose your mind when you don’t see the words ‘mock’ or ‘vegan’ in front of every single food item, it’s not necessary because you know I’m vegan already.

Friday 6th of November

Breakfast: I’m too cool for breakfast
Lunch: Duck with peanut sauce, rice noodles and salad
Dinner: Pizza and chips
Snack: A pomegranate

116%. Karen, can you believe this?

Saturday 7th of November

Breakfast: I have a life to live!
Lunch: Jacket potato with cheese, chicken and mayonnaise
Dinner: Spaghetti bolognese
Snack: A pomegranate and a persimmon

It’s like I’m the president of protein.

Sunday 8th of November

Breakfast: Crumpets with peanut butter
Lunch: Mushroom clay pot (I hate this dish)
Dinner: Chicken stir-fry with rice
Snack: Bread with cheese

I’m so protein deficient right now.

Monday 9th of November

Breakfast: Oats with banana
Lunch: Cauliflower and lentil soup with brown bread
Dinner: Pizza and chips
Snack: ‘Twas the day of no snacks

Karen, are you jealous of all my protein?

Tuesday 10th of November

Breakfast: Oats with banana
Lunch: Cauliflower and lentil soup with brown bread
Dinner: Chicken burgers and chips
Snack: A persimmon

I’m not sure I can handle all of this protein!

Wednesday 11th of November

Breakfast: Crumpets with peanut butter
Lunch: Pasta with cheese and pesto
Dinner: Cashew pot pie
Snack: Left over cauliflower and lentil soup

Only 105% of my daily protein needs. How will I survive?

Thursday 12th of November

Breakfast: Toast with peanut butter
Lunch: Cashew pot pie with brown bread
Dinner: Pasta with cheese and pesto
Snack: Left over cashew pot pie

And there we have it. Every single day I got a fantastic amount of protein and over the week I averaged around 130% of my daily protein needs.

So the next time Karen wants to message me about my protein intake, I’ll have this blog post ready. Maybe she’ll come up with something a bit more exciting against veganism next week.

If you want to become a protein-deficient vegan like me then feel free to reach out and message. I’d love to hear from you and give you my support.

Thanks for reading πŸ’š