There's this weird misconception in the US that protein only comes from meat. Especially now that I'm pregnant, I get the protein question ALL THE FREAKING TIME. So, by way of example, I submit our dinner from the other night, Quorn Cacciatore:
- 1 package Quorn brand Naked Cutlets, heated in the microwave and cut into chunks
- 1 green pepper, thinly sliced
- 1 onion, thinly sliced
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- big handful of fresh oregano, chopped
- 1 large (28oz) can of diced tomatoes
- better part of a 2 cup bag of shredded skim mozzerella
- Olive oil
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1/2 a package of whole wheat spaghetti
* In a large cast iron skillet, sautee onions, peppers and garlic in olive oil until beginning to soften.
* Meanwhile, prepare pasta and preheat oven to 375.
* Add Quorn, diced tomatoes, oregano, salt and pepper to skillet and let simmer on stovetop for about 10 minutes.
* Top skillet contents with cheese and place skillet in oven for 5 minutes or so, until cheese is melted and bubbly.
* Serve over pasta.
Makes 4 servings (3 if you are pregnant and could eat a house) totaling 134 grams of protein. So, depending on whether you go for big servings or small ones, that is 33 or 44 grams of protein per serving.
A Big Mac contains 25 grams of protein.