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  • acpgeeacpgee Member Posts: 5,054 Member Member Posts: 5,054 Member
    I would like to incorporate some more meat-free meals into my diet. The problem I have is that I need to eat low carb due to a blood sugar issue - so my meals tend to be meat & veg. Does anyone have any ideas for this?

    For any asian stir fry, it is easy to replace the meat with seitan. In asian grocer's this is sold as "buddhist mock meat". But you can get seitan at Trader Joe's but it will probably be more expensive there. If rice has too high a glycemic index for you, replace with cauliflower rice (raw cauliflower blitzed in the food processor until it resembles rice grains).

    Here is an example of a seitan instead of beef recipe.
    https://www.connoisseurusveg.com/vegan-mongolian-beef/
  • redgrudge19redgrudge19 Member, Premium Posts: 10 Member Member, Premium Posts: 10 Member
    Hi everyone!! I’m inspired to see many non-vegans embracing vegan eating for health and other reasons. I’m a 10+year vegan. My diet is fairly repetitive, but I’m ok with that:). Yesterday I enjoyed delicious baked tofu and a great salad with chickpeas and nutritional yeast. I’ve switched recently away from so much tofu (one of my fave foods) to tempeh for calorie/fat reasons. Tempeh is amazing!! Happy vegan eating to you all!
  • ladyzherraladyzherra Member, Premium Posts: 334 Member Member, Premium Posts: 334 Member
    Great thread! I am vegan and have learned that to sustain it, I have to balance my meals so that I get enough protein and iron. I also need to supplement with b-12.
  • just_Tomekjust_Tomek Member Posts: 9,116 Member Member Posts: 9,116 Member
    Big *kitten* buddha bowl.
  • 33gail3333gail33 Member Posts: 237 Member Member Posts: 237 Member
    Mushroom & lentil stew (with carrots and spinach) for lunch with Breton white bean crackers. Left over from dinner last night and even better today. :)
  • OrphiaOrphia Member Posts: 6,960 Member Member Posts: 6,960 Member
    Ooh, thanks, for a while I forgot about the nutritional yeast I'd bought.

    Must look into some protein powder to give me more kilojoules.

    It seems I eat all day but I'm full, and still losing weight.

    I'm in maintenance, but this week my moving daily average weight has dropped 2 kg.

    (Probably not much of that would be body fat, but I'll be keeping a close eye on things.)
  • lalalacroixlalalacroix Member Posts: 870 Member Member Posts: 870 Member
    Good post. Can't believe I haven't seen it for weeks. I'm plant based but still eat fish about once per month.

    Tonight we had a Buddha bowl with fresh greens, Jasmine rice, roasted green beans, BBQ tempeh, roasted red peppers, chickpeas, cilantro, tomatoes and pepitos with peanut sauce (peanut butter, coconut cream, sriracha, soy sauce, garlic, salt - would have added fresh lime juice but I was out).

    I didn't love tempeh until I learned to cook it properly. I boil it for 10 minutes which removes the bitter flavor. Then I usually sautee with a sauce. Tonight I sauteed it with bbq sauce. Tempeh has a great, meaty texture and takes on the flavor of the sauce.
  • RCPVRCPV Member Posts: 487 Member Member Posts: 487 Member
    Hi Orphia! I'm totally vegan due to health reasons and I follow this doctor's books (Amazon has them) and his website: https://www.drmcdougall.com/health/education/recipes/mcdougall-recipes/.

    He uses no meat, fish, dairy, eggs, added oil and very little added sugar.

    Today I had baked burritos for lunch: 2 whole grain 10" tortillas, 1/4 cup fat-free refried beans, 1/4 cup cooked brown Minute Rice, and 1/4 cup oil free chunky salsa, divided between the two tortillas. Put them on a parchment paper covered sheet and bake in 450F degree oven (232C, gas mark 8 ?) for about 5 to 7 minutes, until browned on top. Flip and check for browning on bottom. Cook a few minutes longer if necessary to achieve degree of brown-ness you like. Let cool for about 10 minutes before eating or you'll burn your mouth!

    Hope this helps!
  • just_Tomekjust_Tomek Member Posts: 9,116 Member Member Posts: 9,116 Member
    Big bowl of moroccan stewed chickpeas with veggies, diced roasted potato, zataar manakesh.
  • CerdwinCerdwin Member Posts: 728 Member Member Posts: 728 Member
    Yesterday I mashed half a roasted acorn squash with 2 small new potatoes, had some steamed green beans on top with brussel sprouts on the side.
    Tonight I will have 2 new potatoes mashed, a roasted ear of corn with the kernels cut off on top of the mash, 2 heads of broccoli on the side.
    During this time of year I often make a veggie stew; I just throw a bunch of veggies into a pot of veggie broth and add seasonings all willy nilly.
  • CerdwinCerdwin Member Posts: 728 Member Member Posts: 728 Member
    It’s a little late to implement but one of the niftiest Thanksgiving ideas I’ve seen for vegans involved a whole roasted stuffed pumpkin. It makes a nice holiday themed centerpiece for everyone to cut into instead of the big bird, and the stuffing soaks up the pumpkin juices. Stuff with half stuffing and topped with protein of choice.

    I've done this was a larger acorn squash and it was DELICIOUS!
  • RCPVRCPV Member Posts: 487 Member Member Posts: 487 Member
    Cerdwin wrote: »
    Yesterday I mashed half a roasted acorn squash with 2 small new potatoes, had some steamed green beans on top with brussel sprouts on the side.
    Tonight I will have 2 new potatoes mashed, a roasted ear of corn with the kernels cut off on top of the mash, 2 heads of broccoli on the side.
    During this time of year I often make a veggie stew; I just throw a bunch of veggies into a pot of veggie broth and add seasonings all willy nilly.

    Yum! Comfort food to the max.
  • CerdwinCerdwin Member Posts: 728 Member Member Posts: 728 Member
    33gail33 wrote: »
    Mushroom & lentil stew (with carrots and spinach) for lunch with Breton white bean crackers. Left over from dinner last night and even better today. :)

    Might I get your recipe for the lentil mushroom stew? I love both!
  • draughn4usdraughn4us Member Posts: 1 Member Member Posts: 1 Member
    I was checking for protein grams in food. Found that chia seeds have 17 grams for 1 tsp. I'm going to incorporate more in my meals.
  • RCPVRCPV Member Posts: 487 Member Member Posts: 487 Member
    draughn4us wrote: »
    I was checking for protein grams in food. Found that chia seeds have 17 grams for 1 tsp. I'm going to incorporate more in my meals.

    Wow, really? How about hemp seeds? Love them.
  • cbailey989cbailey989 Member Posts: 13 Member Member Posts: 13 Member
    When I was nursing, my daughter was dairy and soy intolerant. I frequently had coconut yogurt with a pea protein powder mixed in, makes for a quick breakfast.
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