Alternate protein sources...Ideas anyone??

Monday, May 13, 2013

I am not a vegetarian. The running joke is that I should be. If I order a sandwich that has turkey on it for instance, I will more than likely pick almost all of it off. I don't know why I am this way. I had no problem with meat in my pre-adult years. None the less...here I am. So my question is, does anyone else out there have this problem? I have a very difficult time finding non-carb protein sources that are not animal based. I would love to have some suggestions! emoticon

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  • SNIC23
    That's too funny! But see? You are definitely NOT alone!
    1596 days ago
  • TINAJ15
    Oh my gosh SNIC23...I do the exact same thing!! My husband shakes his head at me when I get the Arby's turkey and swiss and take all of the turkey off of it. Thanks for the tips!
    1596 days ago
  • SNIC23
    I did have the same "problem" as you prior to becoming a full blown vegetarian. I grew up in a meat eating household but I was a pro at picking meat out of anything. I would eat the crunchy part of fried chicken, but not the chicken. I would order an Arby's roast beef sandwhich but pull all but one slice of beef off and smother it in Arby & Horsey sauces. I could pick out just about every single bit of hambergur in a caserole to avoid having my teeth bounce off of it. If I had to eat a hotdog it had to be burned to a crisp, same with bacon.

    I get most of my protein from lentils, beans, cottage cheese, cashews, tofu and veggie burgers.
    1596 days ago
  • TINAJ15
    Thanks for the ideas everyone!
    1596 days ago
    Edaname ... you can buy already shelled, microwave and eat as a snack or add to a salad or soup. Premium Protein shake is 30grams of protein and only 160 calories.
    1596 days ago
    I really like chickpeas and tons of other beans (been on a cannellini bean kick lately). Broccoli supposedly has a lot of protein if you eat a large portion (at least 100 calories worth...?) Tofu and Tempeh? I don't know if those have carbs in them...I don't worry about carbs too much as long as I don't eat more than it says to. I'm a vegan and I do a really awesome nutritional shake called vega one. It's really expensive but amazing, I think it's worth it but you may not hahah. I like the vanilla chai kind...you kinda need a blender to mix it into almond milk (or whatever milk you like--I wouldn't use water) because it isn't as gross a texture that way...but yeah. And then of course there are all sorts of nuts but those are also high in fat and sodium if you get them salted. I really like raw cashews (no salt). You can make all kinds of delicious raw vegan things with nuts, like cheeses, sauces, cookies, snacks, etc.
    1596 days ago
    One thing I know about is Protein sources as I am constantly trying to find new protein ideas as I had Gastric Bypass surgery in Dec 2012 and all I can have right now is protein. Can't have any veggies yet-will be glad when I can, though as I do love my veggies. I don't ever have any hunger feelings ever so that is a good thing.

    Some good protein sources other than meat are-fish, unsalted roasted peanuts, walnuts (have alot of protein), beans, cottage cheese (lowfat is good), milk, protein shakes-powdered and ready to drink (Atkins has some high protein shakes out there that also have coffee in them as well)

    Check around-lots of protein ideas. SparkPeople also has a protein list.

    Carol emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1596 days ago
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