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10/3/12 8:28 P

Thank you so much. Good information. I'm doing additional online research. I appreciate the link to the article and the input. I'm going to be experimenting and trying to educate myself a bit.
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10/3/12 6:10 A

SKANE0 is right you don't have to do it every time, every meal - but sometimes it's fun, an Indian lentil dahl with brown rice or wholemeal chappatis, tofu and bean fajita wraps, no added sugar peanut* butter on rye or spelt bread. I think hemp and quinoa play by their won rules protein wise too as complete proteins (those in hemp seed being particularly digestible).

*Peanuts/groundnuts are really a bean.

SPARK_COACH_JEN Posts: 56,118
10/3/12 6:09 A

Here's an article you might find helpful:

www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutrition_art
icles.asp?id=158


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SKANE0 Posts: 14
10/3/12 5:38 A

The idea that you have to combine plant proteins in each meal to "complete" them has been debunked quite a while ago. As long as you eat a variety of plant foods, things have a way of evening out. I would say pretty much all of the plant-based diet experts have addressed this at some time, you can probably do a google search for more info (I'm dashing out the door to work).
For a great source of recipes, I really like the following websites:
fat free vegan, Happy Herbivore, Peas and Thank You, Engine 2.
If you are new to the whole plant way of eating, Happy Herbivore even has weekly meal plans for $5 that are super good and easy, I've used them before.

There is also a website for Meatless Mondays, but I'm not really familiar with it, since I am a vegan 7 days a week, lol, but that may also be a helpful source for you.


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10/3/12 5:01 A

I am trying to educate myself more on protein in plant sources. I know that most plants high in protein have incomplete protein and can be placed together and complement each other to make a whole protein.

One such combination is beans and rice according to information I've read.

I don't pretend to know much about plant protein, but would like to learn and incorporate some meatless meals into our diets, but would like to present my meal with whole protein and wondering what to put together to get this.

Thanks for any input.

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