One of my informal goals for the future (how vague am I?) is to consume more protein. As I've mentioned before, I have never been a fan of eating meat. I don't care for the taste of any warm-blooded animals, and it actually turns my stomach if I think about it too much. I do not like the idea of eating other beings with eyes and feelings. Not to mention the environmental impact and the absolutely wretched conditions found in factory farms. That said, I am not a vegetarian because I've never been good about getting my protein from other non-meat sources. However, I do draw the line at beef. No eating cows for me, thank you very much.
I typically eat about 2 servings of meat per week (this includes seafood, which I enjoy a great deal). I have issues with the texture (and taste) of beans. Nuts are not my favorite food. While I do like the occasional pb&j sandwich, I doubt eating one sandwich per month is going to meet my recommended daily allowance of protein. Eggs in any form other than hard-boiled skeeve me out. I've been on a kick of eating yogurt and granola for breakfast every morning (although I'm currently taking a break from that). I do love cheese. But still, none of this adds up to the 46 grams of protein I'm supposed to eat each day. I bet I average closer to 10 grams/day if I'm lucky.
My doctor even told me to eat more protein, fruits, and veggies and less carbs. (I'm not good about fruits & veggies either, but we'll save that for another day.) I'm not excited about trying to force myself to eat more dead animals. Maybe I could try hard-boiled eggs? Yogurt for 3 meals a day? Clearly, I'm running short on ideas.