Don't forget your greens such as spinach, kale and others. You would be surprised how much protein is in that. I do a plant based diet and have no problem getting my protein in without dairy and meat.
2/27/13 12:28 P
How about tofu or tempeh? You can get quite a few grams of protein for not too many calories - plus, calcium!
You can blend the softer tofu into things and not even notice it's there (somewhere in my cupboard i have a recipe for tofu pumpkin pie - you would NEVER know!).
I am also a convert to "frozen tofu" - you just cut up the fresh stuff into serving-size pieces, and freeze it. It turns a rather unappealing yellowy-beige colour while frozen, but don't be alarmed! When you thaw it out and squeeze it out, it loses that yellow colour and the freezing/thawing process gives it a chewy spongey texture, which I find more appealing, it also holds together better when cooking.
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610 2/27/13 7:46 A
I have having a problem getting enough protein in my diet. The only meat I will eat is organic chicken. I love raw nuts but they are packed with a lot of calories. I also love hard white cheese. Any ideas would be greatly appreciate d.
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