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1,155 3/10/13 1:52 A
I've been buying it frozen and it's there with the vegetables. There is shelled and unshelled. If you buy the pods, (unshelled) don't eat the shells. I just kind of suck the edamame out. I will use it this way for a snack. I haven't seen it fresh in my market. Hope this helps.
I love haddock and love to poach it with lemon or orange zest(fresh) and drizzle it with a bit of olive oil and other herbs and put it in the oven for about 20 mins. on 350. I also like salmon, what am I saying I love Salmon too.. I think I will share my recipe on this website if I find out where
do you eat fish? maybe try some grilled shrimp on your salad.
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1,155 3/5/13 1:43 P
I usually start with a mix of kale and spinach. I like to add some beans and I love egg whites. 3 egg whites provide 15 grams of protein. I like to top it all with some salsa. I can eat this every day.
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3,116 3/4/13 11:34 A
When I make a salad as a meal I usually add some rinsed drained tuna, or rinsed garbanzo beans, or a hard boiled egg, or nuts. Another salad I often make is a three bean salad and I put it over my tossed salad. I don't even need dressing with that one.
As the others mentioned, peas and beans are good for protein. If you like salads, a good way to add to that is to add a whole grain (rice, quinoa which is probably the best grain for protein, bulgur, barley, etc) and beans. There's also room for variety here - black beans with rice, corn, tomatoes, cilantro, etc for a southwestern type of salad, or maybe white beans with parsley, bulgur, tomatoes, onion, cucumber, sort of like a tabbouleh with beans. Maybe some feta on top.
Also you can add some nuts on salads, though they are high fat and you need to be careful with them. Still, if you're cutting down on fats generally, nuts are pretty healthy and it's definitely better fats than what you get from the meats, so they're good to work in somehow.
Calorie for calorie dark greens, mainly leafy, are extremely high in protein ... other than that they're just fiber and water! The problem is the 'bulk' in raw greens (spinach, kale, collards, etc.). 4oz of raw collard greens, for example, are only 33 calories, with 2.7g of protein; 100 calories would get you about 8g of protein ... but that's a lot of greens!
So steam / wilt them ... saute them a bit, let them shrink from 4 cups to half a cup ...
Likewise mushrooms: a cup of mushrooms is about 15 calories and 2.2g protein, so for 100 calories you're getting about 15g of protein, but how to get 100 calories of mushrooms? Well, or 50 calories? Slice in half, spray with PAM or such, and roast in the oven an hour at 375F to get chewy mushroom nuggets that go great in salads, and which will be at most half their original size. Add a little salt, balsamic vinegar or similar ... yum.
That's not counting, as POOKIE isad, beans & peas. Or eggs if you're going lacto-ovo vegetarian for a bit. Buf if you want to be a strict vegetarian / vegan for a bit and won't do eggs, add lentils or other legumes. And nuts (which will also be high in god fats). Quinoa and amaranth are grain-like seeds high in high-quality protein (quinoa is complete and amaranth is almost complete, I believe). And that's not counting soy products, in particular tofu, tempeh, dry or fresh edamame, and soy milk.
If you are vegetarian, you can still have eggs, cheese, soy replacements on your salad for a better portion of protein.
Beans, peas also contain protein.
Vegetables do contain protein, but you would need to eat a very large portion to start getting close enough to a protein level enough to keep you full all afternoon.
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10 3/2/13 10:18 P
I love salads. All the fruit and other stuff you can add makes them great! But here is my issue. I would love to try to go vegetarian for a few days a week. Kind of like giving myself a personal challenge. I have a huge love for all the high fat meat, so think this could help. So here is my issue, I search for veggies that have protein, but it always comes up short. Like a salad will have 8 protein, which makes it hard when you work on your feet and your constantly moving.
Does anyone know high protein veggies or even fruits that I could add to a salad that would keep me full? Thanks in advance for any advice! -Ash
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