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5/1/10 5:43 P

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And I almost forgot Nutritional Yeast! I love to use that as a topping on almost anything, and it packs a protein punch! I tried it the other day on some pasta with marinara, and MMMM deelish!

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4/23/10 3:37 P

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Oo, I need to get some TVP, an organic market in my area has it in their bulk food section. My favorite vegan bakery in DC sells "chicken" nuggets made from TVP that I absolutely LOVE, I'd love to try and make them myself!

I'm also a big fan of quinoa, but I'm still looking for more recipes to use it.

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2/22/10 3:18 P

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Let me know if you find it!

~Beth~

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EARTHANGEL2B's Photo EARTHANGEL2B Posts: 718
2/22/10 12:19 P

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That is really interesting, I've never seen it. Thanks for sharing. : )

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2/22/10 7:45 A

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TVP is Textured Vegetable Protien. It comes in dehydrated little granuals or sometimes cubes. It is very high in protien and has no fat. It is a processed food - although probably not as processed as morningstar or boca products. It has no taste on it's own. So if you wanted to make tacos you would rehydrate it with hot water and taco seasonings. I add it to chili, spanish rice to stuff peppers, long cooking soup - stuff where there is already seasonings in the water. So if you make a veggie soup and add some TVP it would be high protien, low carb, and very low fat. I don't use it as much as lentils (my favorite protien) but like dried beans it is good to have because it stores forever and is easy to cook.

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2/21/10 6:16 P

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Thanks for sharing my friends. : )
Yes I like Boca and Morningstar products too, but Amy's Organics are my favorite vegetarian foods. They are harder for me to find though.

BlueRay? I don't understand what TVP is? Could you elaborate a bit more on it? thanks! : )

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2/16/10 4:41 P

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I use some morningstar farms too . . . but I think I like Boca a bit better!
Be careful with the fake meat products - they can hide alot of salt and fat in there.
I have chickens, so of course we eat alot of eggs. Hard boiled eggs in a salad is a great way to have protien without the carbs.

~Beth~

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2/16/10 12:37 P

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I use a lot of "morningstar farm" meat substitues.
(although I also eat seafood)The other night I made
a really good dish,"unstuffed cabbage" from a magazine-I just substitued soy "hamburger" crumbles.

"It's not the mountains ahead that wear you out-it's the grain
of sand in your shoe"-unknown


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2/15/10 7:41 P

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The most low fat/high protein food I think is TVP. I used to get it at a 7th day adventist store, but now I try to find it online. It has NO TASTE so it is good in things where you are going to have liquid and flavor - such as chili, soup, taco filling.
I LOVE TOFU. It also has little taste. It is usually used in stir-fry dishes, but you can dice it and put it in salad, bread & fry it like fish sticks, or my favorite way is to simmer it in some low fat vinigrette and serve it with veggies and baked potato.
Also try just adding canned/drained chickpeas to your salad, and HUMMUS with veggie sticks.

~Beth~

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2/15/10 7:09 P

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I'd like to hear what YOUR favorite high protein low carb foods are as a vegetarian?

I did SO well on atkins and lost all my weight and felt awesome and had no cravings and it was the only time I didn't feel literally ADDICTED to carbs and sugar and found it effortless and easy but then MY compassionate heart could no longer bear to EVER AGAIN eat anyone with a face, feelings, heart, soul or family, not to mention who had been abused in farm factories etc. I gained ALL my weight and more back since becoming vegetarian so I want to eat more high protein and lower (healthy carb) AS A VEGETARIAN.

I don't like lentils and I don't like anything that takes a lot of time or effort to cook, I hate cooking lol so I have to be realistic...

OH and it's VERY important they are HEART healthy choices too bc I am working on fixing my high bad cholesterol/low good cholesterol and high triglycerides. SO as much as I LOVeeee gooey melted cheeses I can't probably have much if any of those.

SO far my high protein foods I eat a LOT of and Love are:

Silk Vanilla LIGHT or Heart Health Soymilk
Any kind of Nuts or seeds
Yoplait Thick and Creamy Yogurt
Cage Free/Range Free egg whites
Protein Powder for smoothies/shakes
Oatmeal

Do any of you have any other suggestions and IF any of them involve tofu (which I've never then please detail how I should make it (quick and easy remember) and what kind should I buy? I'm clueless on tofu.

THANK YOU ANYONE AND EVERYONE.

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