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How to Meet Your Protein Needs without Meat

A Guide to Vegetarian Protein Sources


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  • Thank you for a timely and interesting article. I am not a true vegetarian, but do tend to lean more to a minimal-meat diet throughout the week (hubby is a meat and taters guy). I am consistently low on my protein intake, even on the weekends so I am printing this article and taking it with me to the grocery store.
    Thanks!!! - 12/1/2012 9:59:18 PM
    Loving all this info. Thank you. - 12/1/2012 9:25:16 PM
  • Fantastic article. Thank you.

    I think if you cut & paste the article into a word document, most of the ads don't come, and you can remove what you want before you print it.... most of the time this will solve your problem with the ads (I understand that the ads keep the site free... but the colored pictures are EXPENSIVE to print out!)

    Hope this helps! - 12/1/2012 1:45:44 PM
    how do I print off main article info with out getting all the advertisments and comments?
    - 12/1/2012 8:41:58 AM
  • I can't eat nuts, not unless you want me on the throne the rest of the next two days. The only forms of soy one should eat are the fermented things like tempeh, miso and natto (I have never tried natto), with an occasional indulgence into tofu or gluten-free soy sauce. Textured soy (vegetable) protein is the "pink slime" of the soy world, and I stay far far far far away from it. Besides, those meatoid products in the supermarket that are made from it are loaded with all sorts of strange and unpronouncible entities just simply there to make that garbage taste like something. (Read up on what "natural" flavors REALLY means.) And the person who commented about the Amazon rainforest is correct.

    I am all in favor of real food, and if this means I need to eat meat, I need to eat meat, if raised responsibly. One can definitely LIMIT the amount, but with what is left to choose from in the world of protein (after subtracting out the nuts and most of the soy, and needing to limit seeds in my own diet), you are not going to get a balanced amino acid level of nutrients in your system. Not for long term, not unless you allow yourself eggs or dairy. - 12/1/2012 8:36:24 AM
  • Thanks for this article! It is fantastic! I have been looking for high protein non-meat alternatives to mix things up because I am on a low carb diet 35% - 35% - 35% is what I am trying to stick with generally. It is hard to get protein to 35% while keeping my fat content in check. This might be a way to help me. Thanks again! - 12/1/2012 7:55:52 AM
  • Thanks for the great ideas! I find I'm having a really hard time meeting my protein goals each day. My fat and protein values almost always swapped, can be very frustrating, but I'm treating it like a treasure/scavenger hunt. Can I find the right foods to make my numbers work-a game mentality helps! - 7/12/2012 4:37:59 PM
  • Thanks for the article, I'm finding it a real challenge to get the right balance of everything each day! It's a fulltime job... - 7/9/2012 11:10:40 AM
    very good and informative ,thanks for posting such articles abt health awareness and facts - 7/9/2012 3:16:58 AM
    I have been on this program for one week now. I am finding I am really lacking in
    protein as I am also watching my fats and cholesterol. It was a problem before, but
    now actually recording and seeing it in front of me, makes me realize I need to get more
    protein in my day.
    This article came just when I needed it!
    Thank you! - 7/8/2012 11:36:26 AM
  • This is a great article. Thanks for the information! - 7/7/2012 4:59:41 PM
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    Thanks for this great article! - 7/7/2012 12:42:49 PM
    I am eating Tofu Muffin everyday. My husband is getting good mustle and I am keeping my weight. I am getting TOFU MUFFIN in Kelowna's small bakery. TOFU MUFFIN taste great. - 7/7/2012 12:08:32 PM
  • Perfect! Thank you very much! I am interested in cutting out meat. I only eat mostly chicken anyway. There are fabulous recipes on this site for every just about every dietary need as well...thanks much for chef Meg and others who contributed recipes! - 7/7/2012 11:31:56 AM
  • I am not looking to eliminate meat, but read this instead because I am looking for ways to reduce my fat intake while still getting enough protein. Thank you! This is helpful. - 7/7/2012 10:26:30 AM

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