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I am a new vegan and I need help with learning to prepare vegan protein foods. I have been just having beans and not doing much with them. I have to learn to do hummas and some soups. I need ideas.
 

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all varieties or lentils and beans (legumes). Anywhere from 17g to 27g of protein her 3/4-1 c.<br>
What beans have you been eating? Whole wheat grains have decent protein as well. Couscous, falafel, pasta, oats. If I recall correctly, oats alone have 10g pof protein per 1 cup.<br>
I want to say tofu, but if you really mean zero processed foods, then soy beans?<br>
Nuts and seeds are good too. 2 tbsp of hemp seeds have 11g of protein. 50g of almonds have 10g of protein.
 

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here are some of my favorite websites with great easy vegan recipes:<br><br><a href="http://www.theppk.com/" target="_blank">http://www.theppk.com/</a><br><br><a href="http://theveganstoner.com/" target="_blank">http://theveganstoner.com/</a><br><br><a href="http://melomeals.blogspot.com/" target="_blank">http://melomeals.blogspot.com/</a>
 

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Beans are great!<br>
They're high in protein, low in fat, high in fiber, cheap and varied.<br><br>
Here are some things you can make with beans:<br>
red beans and rice (new orleans style)<br>
dal<br>
hummus<br>
lentil soup<br>
split pea soup<br>
three bean salad<br>
5 bean soup<br>
refried beans<br>
chili<br>
sloppy joes<br>
taco soup<br>
black bean soup<br>
cajun black beans and rice<br>
bean burritos/ tacos/ tostadas, etc.<br>
bean enchiladas<br>
edamame<br>
bean casseroles<br>
succotash<br>
lentil burgers<br>
creamy white bean soup<br>
and more!<br><br>
Check this out:<br><a href="http://www.vegansoapbox.com/vegan-protein-legumes/" target="_blank">http://www.vegansoapbox.com/vegan-protein-legumes/</a>
 

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Oh man. Give the processed vegan foods a chance. I know, I know. I'm not huge on the idea of processed foods either. But I've read the ingredients list on some of the store bought stuff and there isn't anything scary in them. They are vegan after all. And as long as you don't make them the the mainly consumed food in you diet, you should be fine. I love the veganaise, the vegan cheese, tofu, seitan, tempeh. I need a lot of protein for my workout schedule and I need a lot of variety for my attitude. Certainly if your starting out I suggest you try all these product If you really feel strongly about it, try and slowly ween yourself off. That's just one being's opinion though.<br><br>
p.s. I eat 5 to 7 servings of protein a day. Those "processed" vegan food really save me some days. XD
 

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I should have mentioned, I am allergic to wheat and processed soy protein gives me hives although I can eat whole soy beans with no problem. I also have a problem with gluten. Tyvm for the ideas so far. I have been eating some white bread but I should stop.
 

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What type of food do you like? The main protein componant of most my meals is beans/lentils or sometimes nuts, but used in a hundred different ways! So I think your problem isn't FOODS with protein, but what to do with them? Inwhich case it depends what kinds of foods you eat.<br><br>
Also quinoa is quite good to try if you haven't, it's high in protein but is often eaten like a grain - I tend to eat it like I would rice or cous cous.<br><br>
Favourite uses of beans for me are bean chilli, morrocan/north african dishes/tagines with chickpeas, dal, chestnut and mushroom pie (with mash potato YUM!), cashew nut stuffed mushrooms, bean burgers or nut cutlets... the list is endless!
 

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I have to lose 100 pounds. I had blown up over the past few years of doing too many hours and I also am insulin resistant. I am trying to maKe a vegan diet menu that would be good for me. I am supposed to be limiting my carbs and increasing protein. I plan to add more green veggies and focus on vegan foods higher in protein. the suggestions so far are great. I thinK my inexperience in cooKing vegan foods is the problem. So I should experiment with recipes. Great ideas so far from all of you. I wonder if I should add protein powder in a smoothie
 
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