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#1 Old 01-17-2016, 05:27 PM
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I've actually been drinking almond milk for a while because it tastes better than dairy milk. Almost always Vanilla. My friend says nuts are a good source of protein. Is this true? I'm concerned with essentials over gluttony. I hear berries are good for deppression. I just read in another thread that grains go a long way so that is something I plan on doing as well.

What else am I missing for a balanced diet?

I plan on buying a book on foraging for a back packing trip soon...
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Even though almonds are a good source of protein, almond milk is not.
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Soybeans and soy milk are a good source of protein
http://www.healthline.com/health/mil...cow-soy-rice#3

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If you can learn to make your own energy bars, these are great for backpacking trips! I like to use this formula:

http://www.nomeatathlete.com/homemad...gy-bar-recipe/

Invest in a portable one pot stove for backpacking and you can make oatmeal, cream of wheat, vegan bannock, red lentils and sundried tomatoes and more on the trail! But even if you can't afford a stove, you can get by. I get these little peanut butter individual packets from grocery stores that is called Justin's (they make peanut butter and almond butter). I am not crazy about them due to the palm oil, so I have also ordered bulk peanut butter individual packets online at Amazon.com called "Wild Friends Unnatural" that is straight up peanut/nut butter without palm oil or other stuff. I add it to a tortilla, roll up the tortilla and eat it as a snack on the trail. Sunflower seeds or pumpkin seeds with shell on are great too! And nothing beats fresh fruits. Most will keep for days on the trail. Dried fruit keeps much longer, but of course it is more expensive.

Whole grains are also good sources of protein. Couscous is cheap and cooks quickly, as do oats. Brown rice has good protein and is very cheap.

Leafy greens and broccoli are protein sources in smaller amounts but have other nutrients like iron, magnesium, calcium.

Beans are your best bet, especially lentils.

Nuts are very high in fat and not as good a source of protein, but they are decent. Choose whole almonds or walnuts (high in omega 3 ALA). They are not cheap though. Seeds tend to be slightly lower in fat and higher protein and are a little cheaper, especially if you buy them with the shell on.
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#4 Old 01-18-2016, 03:11 AM
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For almond milk it is cheaper and healthier to take some almonds and drink water.

My usual answer: I have never heard a convincing reason to eat meat.
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Also, visit your friendly neighborhood farmer's market and produce aisle.
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I've actually been drinking almond milk for a while because it tastes better than dairy milk. Almost always Vanilla. My friend says nuts are a good source of protein. Is this true? I'm concerned with essentials over gluttony. I hear berries are good for deppression. I just read in another thread that grains go a long way so that is something I plan on doing as well.

What else am I missing for a balanced diet?
Unfortunately, there's no way to answer that with the very limited information you've provided.

As you're probably aware, a vegetarian or vegan diet can easily provide all the nutrients one needs. If you'd like to expand a bit on what a typical day's diet consists of, then perhaps someone(s) will offer up ideas on what's lacking.
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Hi Doug! Here is a veggie diet pyramid to give you an idea of what a healthy vegetarian diet looks like: http://www.veggieboards.com/index.ph...n-diet-pyramid

Also here are some of our best tips from VB members for new vegetarians: http://www.veggieboards.com/index.ph...boards-members

Hope that helps!
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Hi Doug,

Here is a beautifully-illustrated Vegetarian (actually vegan) Starter Guide. On page 7, it neatly summarizes vegan nutrition. On pages 11-13, it shows very easy vegan meal ideas: http://www.mercyforanimals.org/files/VSG.pdf

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“Under the twinkling trees was a table covered with Guatemalan fabric, roses in juice jars, wax rose candles from Tijuana and plates of food — Weetzie's Vegetable Love-Rice, My Secret Agent Lover Man's guacamole, Dirk's homemade pizza, Duck's fig and berry salad and Surfer Surprise Protein Punch, Brandy-Lynn's pink macaroni, Coyote's cornmeal cakes, Ping's mushu plum crepes and Valentine's Jamaican plantain pie."

from Witch Baby, Francesca Lia Block, 1991
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Thanks for sharing this starter guide. Found some new meal plan which I can add to my list. Egg-Free Baking, I will surely try it.
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