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Have been a vegetarian for about a year and a half now. Recently that demon chicken has crept it's way back into my life. (beggars can't be choosy) So I guess now I would be pollotarian? Anyway, I feel guilty as hell after I eat chicken and I really want to go back to good old vegetables. What I want to know is, is there anyone out there that knows of a meal... or smoothie that contains everything we need as a human being? I'm out on the road and I need something that has every amino acid protein blah blah etc. I want something i can eat every single day that contains everything i need.
 

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I'm not exactly sure that there is <i>one</i> particular food that would give you everything you need, especially over time. We all should eat a variety of fruits and vegetables, whole grains, legumes and healthy fats. As for protein, a varied vegetarian diet will give you <i>plenty</i> of protein - most people more than they need anyway.
 

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I don't understand what you mean by demon chicken, or beggars can't be choosy.<br>
Chicken, nor any other meat, isn't complete. They lack minerals, vitamins, fiber...<br>
You can certainly make or buy vegan meal replacements. Vega is one choice. I'm assuming you need something you don't cook?
 

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Quinoa, buckwheat, amaranth, soybeans, spirulina, hemp seeds, goji berries...etc all complete proteins.
 

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try green smoothies with fresh fruits and green leafy vegeatbles like kale.<br>
and brazil nuts as a snack<br>
get out in the sun.<br>
take b12 supplement
 

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If you're craving the taste/texture/protein of chicken, try some veg substitutes. Quorn is close, I think (vegetarian, not vegan), and Trader Joe's has some vegan mandarin chickenless things that are pretty good. There are some other ones too in the frozen section.
 

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and I quote, "meal... or smoothie" as in items that can be combined and eaten daily that would sustain my needs.<br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">I don't understand what you mean by demon chicken, or beggars can't be choosy.</div>
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I was being vague purposefully as it was irrelevant. But if you must know, I say beggars can't be choosy because of my current situation, I don't have a job. Also, I was making a joke by saying "that demon chicken".<br><br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">Are you talking about a complete protein? Try quonia.</div>
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I'm talking about a combination of meal items (fruits, veggies, nuts, etc.) that can be eaten every day however many times per day I choose that contains everything I need to sustain a healthy lifestyle.<br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">If you're craving the taste/texture/protein of chicken</div>
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I do not crave meat at all!<br><br>
Muchas Gracias to all for all of the useful information and response!
 

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Are there any Food Not Bombs in your area (or can you start one up and get food donations)? They offer free vegan food to anyone who needs/wants it.
 

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If you're eating a wide variety of food, you shouldn't have a problem getting everything you need. It doesn't have to be in one meal for your body to use it efficiently.
 

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I would assume a green smoothie with a high protein powder and a nut milk would be pretty damn complete. Maybe throw some Alive powder in it for extra nutrients.
 

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If you're eating a wide variety of food, you shouldn't have a problem getting everything you need. It doesn't have to be in one meal for your body to use it efficiently.</div>
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