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    Vegetarian friend needs help!


    My friend is a vegetarian and needs advice on what to eat. He's currently trying to take in 180g of protein but has been relying completely on shakes to do it.

    I've already recommended eggs, cottage cheese, and skim milk. What else does he have as options?

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    Textured vegetable protein (TVP). It can be purchased in chicken nugget style chunks and takes on the flavour of whatever you cook it with. I used it for stirfrys for a while.

    http://www.earth-friendly.com/tvp-nutrition.php3

    But give me good old meat anyday
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    Food Portion Protein (g)
    Tempeh 1 cup 31g
    Seitan 4 ounces 15-31g
    Soybeans, cooked 1 cup 29g
    Veggie dog 1 link 8-26g
    Veggie burger 1 patty 5-24g
    Lentils, cooked 1 cup 18g
    Tofu, firm 4 ounces 8-15g
    Kidney beans, cooked 1 cup 15g
    Lima beans, cooked 1 cup 15g
    Black beans, cooked 1 cup 15g
    Chickpeas, cooked 1 cup 15g
    Pinto beans, cooked 1 cup 14g
    Black-eyed peas, cooked 1 cup 13g
    Vegetarian baked beans 1 cup 12g
    Quinoa, cooked 1 cup 11g
    Soymilk, commercial, plain 1 cup 3-10g
    Tofu, regular 4 ounces 2-10g
    Peas, cooked 1 cup 9g
    Textured Vegetable Protein 1/2 cup 8g
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    Tell him to learn the varioius protein types of beans, grains and nuts. It is very important to get complete protien (karategirl's mention of Quinoa is a good one), which is one of the benefits of carnivorosity. Mixed beans and wild rice is a tasty one, and they have complementary proteins. Try some of the wild rices harvested by indians in minesota.
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    Thanks guys, gonna print this out and give it to him.
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    quorn. It's a mushroom protein which they make into all sort of products. Here's the website of the manufacturer:

    http://www.quorn.us/

    The healthfood refrigerated/frozen food section of many grocery stores carries it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by flytrapcan
    Textured vegetable protein (TVP). It can be purchased in chicken nugget style chunks and takes on the flavour of whatever you cook it with. I used it for stirfrys for a while.

    http://www.earth-friendly.com/tvp-nutrition.php3

    But give me good old meat anyday
    Hopefully this person is not like me because I cant digest any amount of TVP. TVP was originaly mean as feed on Hog farms but they found that it gave the pigs digestive problems. I just gave away a huge amount of the stuff to a vegan friend of mine. Another reason why I gave up being vegetarian myself. I just couldnt get enough protein in to grow anymore. People noticed/commented on a big size increase only months after i started eating meat again. They probably tought It was roids . It did find it possible to grow on a vegetarian diet but only up to a certain point then I plateaued.
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    If God didn't want us eating animals .... then why did he make them out of meat?

    In all seriousness, I agree to learning about getting complete proteins through complimentary foods.
    Recent log:http://anabolicminds.com/forum/supplement-reviews-logs/213350-lean-efx-refined.html
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    never understood the whole vegetarian thing. how can you not eat meat? its so unnatural

    id recomend beef
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    Thanks guys, I'm gonna print up a list, and give it to him to check out. He told me he's been getting 120g of protein from whey!
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    Is he a vegetarian or a vegan?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mulletsoldier
    Is he a vegetarian or a vegan?
    Hell if i know, whats the difference? I know he eats eggs.
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    Ahh..Then he's a vegetarian, I believe, which gives you many more options. If I understand it correctly Vegan's will eat no animal products, no dairy, stuff like that.
  

  
 

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