Protein Ideas

We should ensure that Shinobu is receiving enough protein (and iron) in her diet now that she is not eating meat. Not enough protein can lead to things like low blood pressure, muscle weakening, muscle aches, nutrient malabsorption, lowered immune system and anemia among other issues.

In general, nuts, legumes (beans), some darker leafy greens and some grains and seeds contain good amounts of protein, so we should make sure we incorporate these into her diet. Below is a poster of some suggested ingredients. You can download and print the poster from if you’d like to post this up in your kitchen for easy reference.

Thanks for considering these as you think about what to feed Shinobu.