Vegetarian friend needs help!
- 05-26-2006, 02:21 AM
- 05-26-2006, 09:03 AM
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.
But give me good old meat anyday
- 05-26-2006, 10:13 AM
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
05-26-2006, 10:46 AM
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.
05-26-2006, 01:09 PM
Thanks guys, gonna print this out and give it to him.
05-27-2006, 12:45 AM
quorn. It's a mushroom protein which they make into all sort of products. Here's the website of the manufacturer:
The healthfood refrigerated/frozen food section of many grocery stores carries it.
05-27-2006, 10:06 AM
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.Originally Posted by flytrapcan
05-27-2006, 11:18 AM
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.
05-27-2006, 01:22 PM
never understood the whole vegetarian thing. how can you not eat meat? its so unnatural
id recomend beef
05-27-2006, 04:04 PM
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!
05-27-2006, 04:06 PM
Is he a vegetarian or a vegan?
05-27-2006, 04:08 PM
Hell if i know, whats the difference? I know he eats eggs.Originally Posted by Mulletsoldier
05-27-2006, 04:09 PM
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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