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6/8/11 9:39 A

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Quorn is a meat substitute. It is produced in England using a fermentation process in large vats. It comes out looking like bread dough and they shape it and sell it frozen. It is very popular in europe, but here in the states you can only buy it in health food or specialty stores. I like it because it is firm and feels like you are biting into meat. Most veggie patties are very soft. I have only tried the "chikin" pattys they taste great!

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6/8/11 4:27 A

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Please tell me what Quorn is. If possible, also include recipe for it. Thanks emoticon

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6/7/11 10:11 A

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I love the Kashi oatmeal and cereal. I eat lots of beans and nuts for protein. I have recently started eating Quorn, I really like it. When the kids want Dad to cook burgers I just pull out a Quorn patty and I can have a burger as well. My kids have it when I eat the green veggie burgers emoticon

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6/6/11 3:15 P

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Ezekail bread toasted is soooo good. I find it in the freezer section at safeway but if you have a trader joes they have it there too. It's just sprouted grains so it is more of a protein then of a carbohydrate.

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6/3/11 8:45 A

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The more protein you have the fuller you are. The more carbs you have the hungrier you are.

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6/2/11 8:24 P

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Today I added protein powder to the soy milk I put on my cereal. I didn't get hungry. Usually when I have cereal for breakfast, I'm starving all day. The only problem with my adding the powder was that I used my magic bullet to blend it and I blended it too long and it was kind of foamy. It still tasted ok. I just had to get over the consistency.

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6/2/11 5:50 P

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I had lapband surgery and must have alot of protein every day. I do protein shakes and pudding at night. I am cooking quinoa today and just add margarine to it. thats all I know to do with it. Sometimes for breakfast I have a liquid oatmeal and put in alot of protein powder. I try to eat less carbs. I KNOW first hand that when I eat carbs I want to eat more carbs and food.

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6/2/11 1:57 P

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greek yogurt with blackberries! I only ventured into the greek yogurt a couple of months ago... very dense and satisfying too!

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I love greek yogurt!!!!! I have been adding blueberries to it and it tastes great.

I know people who make it, but I am not sure I am to the challenge for that.



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6/2/11 9:00 A

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Lots of good ideas rolling in! Keep 'em coming!

Okay, when you said Ezekiel bread, I was thinking of Jerusalem pitas... which I really like, toasted, with some hummus. Is Ezekiel bread dry? Better toasted?

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6/2/11 2:59 A

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Sproued grain bread (I buy Ezekial) has protein. I only have a slice or two a couple times a week because I try not to eat too many carbs. I put black or kidney beans in nearly everything I make, especially spagetti (I only use black beans for that). I know it sounds weird but it is really really good. I also try to eat lots of spinache for the iron.

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6/2/11 12:01 A

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I buy greek yogurt now because it has twice the amount of protein as regular yogurt. I buy non-fat plain greek yogurt and eat it with flaxseed, blackberries and a drizzle of honey. I eat it in the morning before a hard workout, because it easily digestible. I don't like eating my steel cut oatmeal before working out.

I buy pre-made protein shakes that I only drink after a workout where I burn 500+ calories in an hour. I don't drink them on days when I don't have a hard workout. I also make drinks with light soymilk and a mix of fresh and frozen fruit/berries. This gives me an average of 7 grams of protein. The protein shake gives me 20 grams of protein. I don't recommend protein shakes for everyone.

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6/1/11 7:41 P

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I keep hearing how great Greek yogurt is and still haven't tried it. Must do!

What's the deal with protein shakes? Like, what are they made of? My impression is that it's not real food... like a powdery mix?

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I eat poultry, fish, eggs, and dairy also. Today my protein came from greek yogurt, flaxseed, cheese, whole grain bagel, almond butter and spinach. I love quinoa also. After a really hard workout I do drink a protein shake to boost my protein back into my muscles.

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quinoa is an excellent source.

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5/31/11 10:09 P

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hehehe, so yeah I just read through the other topic about protein... but it's good to keep the conversation going!

Peanut butter = yummy protein

Interesting snippet someone posted from an article about how RDA typically tells us we need more than we actually do. According to the calculation in that article I would only need 50 grams not the hard-to-eat 60 grams. Holy shmoly! I can do 50 no prob!

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OH I was going to say also that some of the Kashi cereals are a good source of protein, like 9 grams in a serving!

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It seems to me that one of the biggest concerns for those of us trying to cut back on meat is getting enough protein. So, let's talk about it... Where do you get your protein? How much protein do you consume in a day?

For me, I still eat poultry, fish, eggs, and dairy, so it's really not hard getting enough protein... well, you wouldn't think so. Still I don't always get the minimum 60 grams Spark recommends for me.

Other good sources: nuts, beans, some vegetables... (I just ate a giant bowl of Brussels sprouts for dinner and saw it had 7 grams of protein - not bad!)

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