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6/22/08 5:12 P

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There was a thread asking people what their favorite protein enriched snack is.
You could always try to find that, it wasn't that long ago. But from it I learned that cottage cheese has a ton of protein in it. 1 cup has nearly 30 g of protein. I've started eating that everyday.

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6/22/08 3:38 P

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BMWROBLE - Thanks for the info. on roasted soybeans. Got some at the local co-op and just a few manage to satisfy my craving for potato chips, and hopefully help boost my protein intake!

And to SHAYBRACKNEY - thanks for telling me about quinoa! At the same co-op I found a quinoa dish made with eggplant on their salad bar and it was delicious. I've never notice it at my mainstream grocery store, but will keep an eye out and make the trek to the co-op periodically.

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6/18/08 10:29 P

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Thanks Jeremy. A lot of people ask me, how do you get your protein, and now I know.

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Twist and shout, don't forget to get out, and bring new life to you. The mind is a strange thing. It can make you believe in the impossible or make you beleive it's not possible.
THE ONLY THING STOPPING YOU, IS YOU !! Dance til the inside of your soul smiles.


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JIB000's Photo JIB000 Posts: 347
6/18/08 4:59 P

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I'm glad I found this thread! Great advice. I am trying to reduce my dependence on tofu & soy and find other ways to get enough protein. It's not easy!

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6/18/08 7:30 A

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What a fine article that is, Jeremy. It should help all of us. I tend to be on the low side of protein for what spark suggests, but I am getting enough. My body can tell. and then with all the sprouted lentils I'm eating with quinoa at that, I'm probably overloading. LOL.
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6/18/08 6:47 A

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Really interesting article, Jeremy. And congratulations on nearly reaching your goal!
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6/17/08 10:46 P

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This will help you.

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6/17/08 8:33 P

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You are so right about the Quinoa. It's great. I think I like it better than couscous. My doctor actually put me on to it when I started eating a meatless diet. I buy it in bulk at the health food store, but would love to try some of these flavored ones. Thanks!

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6/17/08 5:51 P

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Also try soybeans (or edamame). I've been eating dry roasted soybeans. 1/4 cub has only 130 calories, but 8 grams of fiber and a whopping 14 grams of protein!

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6/17/08 5:22 P

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Thanks for the input, everyone. I'll keep plugging away and reading labels. In my pre SP days, I think I got all my protein from pizza and peanut butter -- pure volume!
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6/17/08 3:56 P

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Go to the site, Protein in the Vegan Diet, as there are dozens of examples of what you can eat. I agree, use supplements as a last resort. There are too many natural ways of getting protein.

This site has a chart half-way down with a list of protein options. It's a lot of great information:
www.vrg.org/nutrition/protein.htm

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6/17/08 3:02 P

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Look into Quinoa - really, I should be there spokesperson! Plain Quinoa (which looks a lot like couscous, but is a grain rather than a pasta) contains 6-9 gms of protein depending on your portion size -- and mixes great with vegis and fruits! (sometimes I use it for breakfast sometimes for lunch...) very versitle -- also comes flavored...check out Seeds of Change -- they have a French Herb and a Tomato Basil that will knock your sox off! you simply add 1tsp. olive oil and nuke it for pre-toasting, then add 2 cups water and boil -- voila! Good source of protein and a little fat from the oil!

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6/17/08 8:35 A

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I absolutely agree with Kitty-- especially about more small meals. I have been using fat free plain yogurt almost every day because it's so versatile, and is a good protein source. Also, try including a more traditional soy product in at least one of your meals, like tempeh or tofu (firm tofu cubed or crumbled in recipes, 'silk' tofu in smoothies, etc.). Plus, I don't eat much other dairy, so tofu has been a great calcium source for me, too.

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6/17/08 8:19 A

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I just made my first batch of sprouted lentils today. And I didn't even know that they were good sources of protein! I'm going to have them for lunch and probably dinner too. What fun. Thanks, Lybbe.
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6/17/08 8:19 A

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I fully agrre with Kitty.

"No, no, you''re not thinking; you''re just being logical." - Neils Bohr


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6/17/08 7:49 A

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Dark green vegetables, sprouted lentils, and seitan are all excellent sources of protein.

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6/17/08 7:39 A

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Hi
I have been a lacto-ovo vegetarian for about 24 years. I have taken to having 5 small meals a day lately and strive to have some protein in each meal. I have introduced nuts (mainly peanuts or cashews) (1 oz) a day for one of the protein portions and I also have a tsp - tbsp of peanut butter, and possibly hummus, or cheese for others. Beans are always great. Lentil soups. And eggs, of course.
I eat tofu products- veggie slices, frozen soy chicken breast, veggie burgers, etc. which are good sources of protein. Good luck. Ta, Reggie

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Hi, everyone. I've been sparking for a little over a week now, and the nutrition tracker has been a real eye opener. I've been doing great with the meal plans, but find that I'm consistantly low on protein. I'm lacto-ovo. Any ideas on a protein boost without also significantly raising my calories and carb intake? I'm not a fan of supplements, but I'd consider that, too, at least until I adjust my foods.

Thanks for your help.

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