It's a bit of pickle you're in, particularly because of your high protein needs. Because of this, it may limit you...but keep the faith! Have you tried making your own setain? What I love to do is mix gluten with mashed beans, and making little cutlets. I'm currently gluten free, but it does yield a yummy meal! Just a tought! What about textured vegetable protein, not sourced from soy? It does exist but may be hard to find!
What about having a protein shake, every day? That may elimate some restrictions?
Too bad you can only eat so many beans in a day; I could literally eat beans x 3 times a day, 7 days a week. :)
The only other high protein option I can think of is seitan - how is your gluten tolerance? If it doesn't affect you then you can make it yourself (recipes on the internet). I think one serving has about 20 grams of protein.
I appreciate the feedback but I was looking for specific recipes vs. I could just do this or that. I dont' really know how to just "do" those things.
And I do need a lot of protein. I've been tracking for 5 years now and find that I do need a minimum of 100g protein to feel healthy and balanced every day. I really hope to not get into a "how much protein do you really need" debate ... please believe me, even eating whole foods, no fake meats, even trying to go 100% raw vegan, I need at least 100g protein.
I asked about this once and Dietician Becky said that people who have been injured and are healing often need more protein, and that chronic pain can be considered chronic injury and healing, which could account for part of it.
But even as a child I'd always preferred mass amounts of protien over anything else. I seem to just need it for some reason.
And yes, I prefer to stay away from the fake meats, which is why I'm pretty much sticking with baked tofu or hemp protein powder, and trying to find suggestions for other things I can have at home before and after work, and on weekends, so it's not just all soy, all the time.
I like to make one pot meals after work, since i get home late 7:30/8pm you can do quinoa with navy and adzuki beans add in some frozen peas and other frozen veggies with a green salad on the side. I also like to sprinkle nutritional yeast and more nuts and seeds on top of the grain mixture but if you're on a limited budget you might want to skip it.
you're getting way too much protein, and stop eating the fake meats. if you have to mimic meat, then why not just eat meat. it took me years to become vegan. this time it's a lot easier. we dropped the fake meats and just eat 5 or 6 fruits a day and veggies, beans and grains done a few different ways
You could try lentils, rice and add some kale or spinach to it. If you use about 1 c of each it should get you to 30g. But I also agree 30g of protein in one meal is more protein than you need in a day.
I also like sweet potatoes and baked beans. You would probably have to make it into mashed sweet potatoes given you only have a 2 burner stove to work with.
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I need help finding one pot meals that are high in protein and that I can make on my stovetop (as I don't have an oven and have only a 2-burner stove) that is NOT soy based.
I mostly eat at work, and all the stuff we have is tofu, tempeh, or some faux meat that is soy based. I'm used to cooking with seitan but the only store that carries it (mine) doesn't accept food stamps. Even at other stores where I can use food stamps all I can get is the same stuff.
So I need help with meals. I have a slow internet connection and trying to find meals that are 30+g protein per serving is driving me crazy. Mostly I'm finding things that are maybe 10g protein. And I've found I can't just double up - there is only so many beans I can eat at one sitting, plus then I'm getting too many calories.
I can use my food stamps to buy things like lentils, rice, beans and whole grains, bread, oatmeal, that kind of thing.
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