Protein! Protein! Protein! I'm going to strangle the next person who asks me where I get my protein. Hi everyone, my name is Nathan and I wanted to share with you one of my favorite recipes to get....(here it comes!)...Protein!
Just a little about me. Like a surprising number of vegetarians, I spent years overweight and unhealthy. Why? Because although I didn't eat meat, I ate everything but. Now I'm working hard to stay in shape and pop out some serious muscles (sorry Rock, you had a good run
). So obviously, protein is a big consideration in my diet. For those of you looking to bodybuild, or those of you looking to lose weight, or (my favorite) those of you who just want some amazing chili, here's my recipe:
Prep: 10 Min. Cooking: 1-2 Hrs. Serves: 6
1 Head of Cauliflower
2 Cans Black Beans
2 Cans Chili Beans
1 Can Tomato Paste
1 Can Diced Tomatoes(or 2 Fresh Tomatoes)
1 Red Onion
1 Yellow Squash
4 Tbs. Garlic Powder
1 Tbs. Paprika
1 Tbs. Chili Seasoning
2 Tsp. Cayenne
1 Tbs. Olive Oil
1/2 Cup Cilantro
1 Bay Leaf
1.Put the olive oil in a large cooking pot. Set on medium-low heat. Then, dice onion and add to pot. Allow onion to cook for 5 minutes.
2.Meanwhile, dice cauliflower, zucchini, and squash. Chop cilantro. When onion has cooked for the allotted time, add these.
3.Now add black beans, chili beans, diced tomatoes, tomato paste, and spices(including bay leaf). Stir around and set to low heat. Cover pan.
4.Allow chili to cook for 1-2 hours, or until vegetables are soft. Taste occasionally, and add additional seasoning if needed.
Per serving, expect about 350 calories and 22grams of protein!
Whether you're new to the meatless lifestyle or a pro, whether you're trying to lose weight or pack on some pecks, my website has all sorts of recipes and tips for you. Check it out: veggienovelist.com