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I simply cannot bring myself to eat TVP. The texture just freaks me out!!! Also, where i live soy products are very expensive and that tends to strain the teenage budget. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/help.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":help:"> I really need some high protein veg meals that do not include TVP or big blocks of Tofu. I really need some help. PLEASE!!!!!!
 

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Lots of vegetarians/vegans do not eat faux meats.<br><br><br><br>
Are you vegan or vegetarian? If you're vegetarian, there is cheese and eggs, but if you're vegan, beans, nuts and grains have tons of protein too don't forget.<br><br><br><br>
Try a bean and rice burrito.<br><br>
Or stir fry with cashews and veggies.<br><br>
Or hummus and crackers.<br><br>
Bean soup.<br><br>
Beans or toasted nuts on a green salad.<br><br>
Pasta with pine-nuts.<br><br>
Peanut butter and jelly sandwich on wheat bread.<br><br>
Ministrone soup with beans and pasta.<br><br>
Stir-fry veggies with Thai Peanut sauce.<br><br><br><br><br><br>
Those are just the first things I can think of...
 

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Legumes (Beans, Peas, Lentils) and whole grains will provide you with protein. No need to eat fake meat which is made out of legumes and/or grains.
 

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When I turned vegetarian fake meats weren't even available! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/laugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lol:"><br><br><br><br>
From the BBC:<br><br><br><br>
What to eat every day<br><br><br><br>
A well-planned vegan diet is appropriate for all life stages, from babies to the elderly. Here's a quick overview of what you should aim to eat every day, from the Vegan Society:<br><br><br><br>
2 to 4 servings of vegetables, plus 2 to 3 servings of vegetables from the 'green leafy' sub-group<br><br>
6 to 10 servings of bread, pasta, rice and fortified cereals<br><br>
2 to 3 servings of beans, pulses and protein foods<br><br>
1 to 2 servings of nuts and seed<br><br>
2 to 3 teaspoons of oils and fats<br><br>
1 to 2 servings of fruits, plus 1 to 2 servings from the dried fruits sub-group<br><br>
3 servings from the fortified non-dairy sub-group (such as soya milk)<br><br>
8 glasses of water daily (more if very active)<br><br><a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/vegetarian_and_vegan/veganproteins.shtml" target="_blank">http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/vegetarian...proteins.shtml</a>
 

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Interesting list MrF. Never heard the part about "one to two servings from the dried fruits sub-group". I wonder why they specify dried fruits?<br><br><br><br>
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When I turned vegetarian fake meats weren't even available! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/laugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lol:"><br></div>
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Meat substitutes from grains, mushrooms and soy have been made by the Chinese for thousands of years. Gluten and soy meat analogues have also been manufactured by the Seventh-Day Adventist church and available in the US, UK and Australia, under their labels, for over 85 years...</div>
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You haven't been vegetarian THAT long have you? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>MrFalafel</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
When I turned vegetarian fake meats weren't even available! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/laugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lol:"><br><br><br><br>
From the BBC:<br><br><br><br>
What to eat every day<br><br><br><br>
A well-planned vegan diet is appropriate for all life stages, from babies to the elderly. Here's a quick overview of what you should aim to eat every day, from the Vegan Society:<br><br><br><br>
2 to 4 servings of vegetables, plus 2 to 3 servings of vegetables from the 'green leafy' sub-group<br><br>
6 to 10 servings of bread, pasta, rice and fortified cereals<br><br>
2 to 3 servings of beans, pulses and protein foods<br><br>
1 to 2 servings of nuts and seed<br><br>
2 to 3 teaspoons of oils and fats<br><br>
1 to 2 servings of fruits, plus 1 to 2 servings from the dried fruits sub-group<br><br>
3 servings from the fortified non-dairy sub-group (such as soya milk)<br><br>
8 glasses of water daily (more if very active)<br><br><a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/vegetarian_and_vegan/veganproteins.shtml" target="_blank">http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/vegetarian...proteins.shtml</a></div>
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I saw that recomendation a while back. Is it just me or does that seem like an extreme amount of food for one day? I don't think i eat 6-10 servings of bread, pasta, rice and fortified cereals a month let alone a day! And who eats 2 servings of nuts and seeds a day or 2-3 teaspoons of oil/fat!
 

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vheogl; It does sound like a lot, but definitely not an "extreme" amount.<br><br>
I also think "serving size" is much smaller than you'd think.<br><br><br><br>
Many bread products, for example, 1 slice is "two servings" according to some guidelines. So a sandwich would have 4 servings.<br><br><br><br>
And 2 teaspoons of fat isn't just 2 teaspoons poured over everything; it's good fats, used in cooking and/or already contained in the nuts/seeds/etc. So that amount isn't unrealistic at all, I think most balanced diets have about that much.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Tofu-N-Sprouts</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Interesting list MrF. Never heard the part about "one to two servings from the dried fruits sub-group". I wonder why they specify dried fruits?<br><br><br></div>
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Dried fruits are recommended usually for iron intake.
 

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I really need some high protein veg meals that do not include TVP or big blocks of Tofu.</div>
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As pointed out above, what you may really need is to learn how to make some delicious plant-based meals. If your diet is properly varied, protein is not and will never be an issue. The old-fashioned mental model where you slapped a bloody animal corpse on your plate and called it the 'protein portion' of the meal has been discredited. Unfortunately, this is still the mental model that governs the eating habits of most people in developed countries and an increasing number of people in developing countries. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/broccoli.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":bobo:">
 

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When it comes to burgers, try Trader Joes Vegetable Masala Burgers. These are made with a potato base instead of soy. The flavour is so much better due to the potato base. Like your comment said, it doesn't have the "fake meat" texture that soy gives. Probably not a ton of protein, but if you want a good tasting burger, the Vegetable Masala burgers are the way to go.
 

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Do you work for Trader Joe's?
 

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No...but I should look into it. I hear they have good benefits.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/hamster.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":hamster:">
 

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Skip the soy based fake meats and go straight to the source: Edamame!<br><br><br><br>
--Fromper<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/juggle.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":juggle:">
 

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The main reason why I'm so worried about protien intake is that I'm still growing, and I don't want to deprive my body of anything it might need.
 

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The main reason why I'm so worried about protien intake is that I'm still growing, and I don't want to deprive my body of anything it might need.</div>
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Here's a question for you: How much protein do you think you need to eat per day to keep you healthy and growing strong?
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Tofu-N-Sprouts</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Interesting list MrF. Never heard the part about "one to two servings from the dried fruits sub-group". I wonder why they specify dried fruits?<br><br><br><br>
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You haven't been vegetarian THAT long have you? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"></div>
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<br><br><br><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/laugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lol:"> While tofu and seitan were around in the far east back then they certainly weren't available in my area. We had to make our own veggie burgers and the thought of buying veggie bacon or fake meats would have simply been dimissed as impossible back then <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

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Quinoa and amaranth are also great sources of proteins. So long as you don't have any metabolic weirdness going on, eating lots of them would get you plenty.
 
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