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10/26/07 8:36 A

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I currently have Better n' Eggs brand in the fridge. It is the best one of the cheaper brands I have found. I still prefer the Egg Beaters though.

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10/25/07 10:09 P

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I like the flavored egg beaters, like southwestern style. I've also had the plain ones and added salsa. I tried a different (cheaper) brand and they were runny, so I think I'll stick with the original!

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10/25/07 1:53 P

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I cook them the same as scrambled eggs or omelets, use them in baking or other dishes that call for eggs, etc. There is information on the package to tell you how much to use to equal an egg.

Often times I will use one "real" (whole) egg and the rest Eggbeaters or other egg substitute, especially if my Eggbeaters/substitute are egg whites only. The whole egg will give the scrambled eggs or omelet the usual yellow color.

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10/25/07 1:48 P

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This is a great thread. I've been really struggling to get my protein in also. I'll have to try some of the ideas. The egg beaters one is next. I bought some but I haven't MADE myself use it. Kinda scared too. Any advice on how to cook them up?
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10/25/07 12:33 P

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Have you tried some of Morning Star farms, and bocca's meat substitutes? Some of them are really good, and do have some protein in them. I like gardenburgers too.


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10/25/07 12:14 P

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I'm a vegetarian too, and have trouble with protein. I've been eating every bean recipe I can think of, read online or make up (the white bean and tuna salad was good) and I am also trying the barbecue tempeh recipe this week.

For a quick fix though, I drink Odwalla's Superprotein shakes. There are about 18g. in a bottle. They're sort of pricey where I get them but I hit the sales and get a couple bottles a week for low-protein days...just because beans get OLD after a while!

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10/24/07 9:16 P

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Egg beaters are really good for an egg substitute!!

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10/24/07 7:56 P

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I've started having egg beaters in the morning. I didn't think they could be as good as eggs, but I love them and they are so fast and easy to fix. Yum!

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10/23/07 4:35 A

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Hubby and I found a new nut mixture at Target last week -- cashews, a couple other kinds of nuts, and craisins (dried cranberries) that is sodium-free. I take an ounce a day to work to munch on and get some extra protein in.

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10/22/07 9:49 A

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I'm usually low on my fat and protein, too. I use 1 Tbsp. of peanut butter (or almond butter - yum!) at a snack and that usually bumps me up. I also add beans into any salads I eat. Keeping my fat and protein up where they should be helps prevent that late night hunger.

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10/22/07 9:01 A

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Tofu is another great protein source if you can find a way to prepare it you like. Try adding silken tofu to scrambled eggs. Also you can dice up firm tofu and fry it, sprinkle it with orgegano and serve in pita shells with all your favorite veggies and dressing of choice.

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10/22/07 8:52 A

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Boca meatless products help but they are sooooo darned high in sodium!

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10/15/07 5:15 A

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I start the day by looking for cereals that have at least 5 grams of protein and 5 grams of fiber (and try to apply this 5/5 rule to every meal and snack). Kashi cereals and many of the other healthy, whole-grain cereals will meet that requirement ... and it really does help you stay feeling full for longer. Many granola bars/snack bars now have at least 5 grams of protein, too --- check your labels!

String cheese (low-fat), yogurt are other things I use at breakfast and for snacks to keep my protein in the right range.

You can also click HEALTHY LIFESTYLE tab at the top of this page (orange) then click NUTRITION. Look along the left side and there is a SparkArticle about PROTEINS under NUTRITION REFERENCE GUIDE. Check that out --- very helpful.

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10/12/07 4:07 P

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If you are not allergic to wheat, add 1 to 2 tbsp of wheat germ to your morning cereal. It will up the protein and the fiber without really adding any heavyness to your meal. I have starting doing it to my oatmeal!!

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10/12/07 2:08 P

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I also have noticed I do not get enough protein this week. Even with Peanut butter and a 3 oz chicken breast or something. I think I have worked to get that meat and potatoes idea of dinner every night out the door so now I see I need to also find more protein in other ways. Protein bars or shakes may be a temporary answer as I know it is needed to keep you sustained and other reasons. Perhaps eggs or cottage cheese or do up some chicken breasts for lunch time salads or something. It is hard to do it without adding in the extra fat.

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10/12/07 9:36 A

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You could also eat a protein/energy bar for breakfast or a snack. There are Myoplex, Zone, and Body for Life bars that contain at least 15 g of protein each.

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10/12/07 8:30 A

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Thanks for the suggestion!

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10/11/07 10:07 P

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In the mornings I have a Thomas Multi Grain English Muffin (Light) w/ a Tbsp of Jif creamy reduced fat peanut butter. It really fills me up until lunch, and in total I get 8 grams of fiber and 12 in protein - and it is only 195 calories. That's an option.

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10/11/07 8:47 P

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Looks like you are losing weight well, so I would listen to your body. If you are hungry or feeling sluggish then maybe have something more. You are doing great.

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10/11/07 8:40 P

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Occasionally I am low on my fat, not as often as my protein though (3 out of 7, as opposed to 5/7). I generally have something light, such as cereal. I can't really handle a heavy meal in the mornings. I know I can eat peanut butter, and I do like it. I guess it's just getting back in the habit of eating it. When I went to college I bascially cut all the high fat food I could out of my diet (I wanted to avoid the freshman 15) and I've just never really gotten back into eating a whole lot of peanut butter. I know it's something I have to make a conscious effort to correct.

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10/11/07 8:27 P

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What do you usually have for breakfast? Could you squeeze something in there? Are you low on your fat too? Do you like peanut butter?

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10/11/07 8:18 P

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So this last week I started to realize that I'm not getting all the protein I should be. I never really crave meat, nuts, beans, etc. So I really only eat them at lunch and dinner. Does anyone have any suggestions as to how to increase my protein intake (other than something like a carrot wrapped in turkey, since that doesn't sound appetizing to me at all!)? How do you get your protein?

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