Originally Posted by hapersmion
I guess you could also go back to the stone age and write it down on paper.
Of course, that wouldn't tell you the nutritional content, but you could just write that it was so many servings of fruit, veggies, protein, etc.
This isn't a terrible idea, but the problem is that all whole plant foods contain fat, carbohydrates, and protein in varying quantities. So you would get a ton of useful information from doing this, but you wouldn't actually have a good idea of how much protein you got. Like a big plate of whole grain pasta with tomato sauce and green veggies would have a lot of protein even though none of those are the typical "protein" foods.
By the way I am not trying to pick on you at all hapersmion. Just wanted to clarify that this isn't the best way to work out protein, depending on your diet