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2/27/11 2:39 P

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I never did understand people's obsession with having meat in every meal. Drives me nuts. A lot of my friends are Orthodox Christians and they have to go through Lent every year being really strict about what they eat - not quantity but food types. No meat, no dairy, limits on oil and fish and stuff. But boy do they find good recipes!

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2/27/11 10:11 A

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I've been vegetarian in the past. My brother and his wife and daughter are vegetarians now and I just enjoy eating this way mostly. However, I find that I do want to include meat still, so I guess I want the best of both worlds. Always looking for good vegetarian dishes though!

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2/27/11 9:55 A

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I agree it is so cool to learn more about what we eat (and all the hidden surprises within).

Nuts/seeds are good. Also just learned that there are like 15-17 grams of protein in greek yogurt...who knew?

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2/26/11 6:46 P

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2/26/11 6:20 P

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I signed up to this team because, well, I eat just about anything - so can't call myself a veggie! - but actually seldom eat meat. I believe that it isn't good to eat too much animal produce, for all that I love it in moderation, and am convinced of the health benefits that come with temporary abstinence. Since signing up to SP I am struggling to meet the recommended protein intakes, despite getting much more protein than usual, so I figured looking at your posts might give me some ideas for how to manage that. One thing I have noticed, though, since tracking food, is that there is as much protein in a slice of wholemeal bread as in a sausage. Trop cool! I never knew that before :).



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