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  • VegjoyPVegjoyP Member Posts: 1,359 Member Member Posts: 1,359 Member
    VegjoyP wrote: »
    Zesty green smoothie Ice been making:
    -Spring mix/ spinach mix
    - Avocado
    - chia seeds
    - Almondmilk / water
    - Natural unflavored pea protein
    - Herbal blend; basil, rosemary, thyme, chives, oregano marjoram, lemon sea salt, Veg-it spice

    I heat it up and top with yellow mustard and
    Good Foods Plant based Cilantro dip

    Its soooo good
    You warm up the smoothie and top with mustard?! So more like a soup?

    Yes! Its so surprisingly good!
  • cokezerolimecokezerolime Member Posts: 14 Member Member Posts: 14 Member
    Peanut butter and banana wraps. Sometimes I'll drizzle honey if I'm feeling extra.
  • EliseTK1EliseTK1 Member Posts: 346 Member Member Posts: 346 Member
    Halo Top ice cream and Enlightened bars. I preferred ChillyCow, but it has been discontinued. :'(

    Also I'm really into cocktail shrimp. I get them frozen from Publix when they're BOGO and defrost one tray at a time. It's a ton of protein for very few calories, and they are delicious after a hard workout.
  • springlering62springlering62 Member, Premium Posts: 2,408 Member Member, Premium Posts: 2,408 Member
    Creme brûlée filled doughnut with burnt sugar crust. I make it and a second random flavor fit every Sunday, even if I have to forego other snacks or have much lighter meals later in the day. This week’s random flavor was chocolate, with peanut butter and marshmallow fluff filling, and peanut butter frosting with what tasted like pulverized Nutter Butters on top. I so look forward to Sundays now, lol.
  • Katmary71Katmary71 Member Posts: 4,111 Member Member Posts: 4,111 Member
    Peanut butter and banana wraps. Sometimes I'll drizzle honey if I'm feeling extra.

    That's funny, we're having similar cravings! I just discovered how amazing tortillas with peanut butter and honey are in the air fryer, they're even better with chocolate chips! I'm banning myself from peanut butter, I've gone through a crazy amount since I discovered this.
  • cokezerolimecokezerolime Member Posts: 14 Member Member Posts: 14 Member
    Katmary71 wrote: »
    Peanut butter and banana wraps. Sometimes I'll drizzle honey if I'm feeling extra.

    That's funny, we're having similar cravings! I just discovered how amazing tortillas with peanut butter and honey are in the air fryer, they're even better with chocolate chips! I'm banning myself from peanut butter, I've gone through a crazy amount since I discovered this.

    My grandma used to make that for me when I was a kid for a late-night snack! Except she'd fry it with butter and add powder sugar, so total sugar bomb xP I feel you on that peanut butter. I heard PB2 was a lighter alternative, but I can't get behind the taste. I'd rather indulge :P
  • pancakerunnerpancakerunner Member, Premium Posts: 5,689 Member Member, Premium Posts: 5,689 Member
    Katmary71 wrote: »
    Peanut butter and banana wraps. Sometimes I'll drizzle honey if I'm feeling extra.

    That's funny, we're having similar cravings! I just discovered how amazing tortillas with peanut butter and honey are in the air fryer, they're even better with chocolate chips! I'm banning myself from peanut butter, I've gone through a crazy amount since I discovered this.

    yum,!
  • PAPYRUS3PAPYRUS3 Member Posts: 8,852 Member Member Posts: 8,852 Member
    MaltedTea wrote: »
    just_Tomek wrote: »
    Sooooooooooooo good. Soooooooooooooo many uses.

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    Ugggh, agreed! It's so good that my colleague and I have been comparing brands and recipes (like virtual wine tastings lol).

    Generally, I like it best on baguette with cheese though. 😋

    I just bought some of this. I should have ordered the spicier version - it just taste like a plain marinara-pasta sauce...hoping for a hit of spice w/some smokiness/lemon.
  • alexmosealexmose Member Posts: 793 Member Member Posts: 793 Member
    PretZels and yogurt and pb2!!
  • thelastnightingalethelastnightingale Member, Premium Posts: 543 Member Member, Premium Posts: 543 Member
    Vegan sausages made from soya protein.

    I've always avoided vegan food and meat substitutes, but I'm starting to change my mind. They taste as good as pork sausages, but are healthier - I base my food choices on taste and nutritional information, I'm not bothered whether I eat animal products or not. But I've actually been eating vegetarian now for 5 weeks.
  • thelastnightingalethelastnightingale Member, Premium Posts: 543 Member Member, Premium Posts: 543 Member
    just_Tomek wrote: »
    Vegan sausages made from soya protein.

    I've always avoided vegan food and meat substitutes, but I'm starting to change my mind. They taste as good as pork sausages, but are healthier - I base my food choices on taste and nutritional information, I'm not bothered whether I eat animal products or not. But I've actually been eating vegetarian now for 5 weeks.

    Healthier? How?
    I like those too, Lightlife and Yves my favs, but healthier??? Nope.

    It depends on what you're comparing.

    Here are the numbers for 2 of my new favourite vegan sausages:

    Energy: 157kcal
    Fat: 7.8g
    Saturates: 0.8g
    Sugars: 1.8g
    Protein: 15.5g
    Salt: 1.2g

    And for 2 of my old favourite pork sausages:

    Energy: 361kcal
    Fat: 21g
    Saturates: 8.2g
    Sugars: 9.2
    Protein: 23g
    Salt: 2.7g

    Admittedly, the pork sausages are bigger, but even when you compare per 100g for both, the vegan ones still come out as much better. I guess it depends on which brands you are comparing, but for me, based on what I was buying before, it's definitely a healthier swap. :)
    edited July 2020
  • pancakerunnerpancakerunner Member, Premium Posts: 5,689 Member Member, Premium Posts: 5,689 Member
    alexmose wrote: »
    PretZels and yogurt and pb2!!

    How bout yogurt COVERED pretzels.
  • PAPYRUS3PAPYRUS3 Member Posts: 8,852 Member Member Posts: 8,852 Member
    just_Tomek wrote: »
    alexmose wrote: »
    PretZels and yogurt and pb2!!

    How bout yogurt COVERED pretzels.

    As long as the pretzels are salted.
    Crunchy, salty, sour and nutty. Nice.

    It's been forever since I've had these...I'd go through a whole bag sitting in front of the computer writing an 'all nighter' in University!
  • VegjoyPVegjoyP Member Posts: 1,359 Member Member Posts: 1,359 Member
    just_Tomek wrote: »
    Besides you giving me a label info, without weights etc. I see nothing that would make one healthier than the other. Cause if calories are your healthy, then I can quickly tell you look at a few brands that are much much higher than even pork.

    Not entirely sure why we're arguing? All I was trying to say is that it's a good swap for me. It doesn't matter how heavy something is, I'm not going to swap 1 sausage for a multiple of another sausage like 1 point something - on a straight 1 item for 1 item swap, I'm reducing my calorie intake. And I'm sure there are other brands that are much higher or lower in calories, but they aren't ones I buy, so they're not relevant to me.

    I didn't post labels etc because they're really specific local brands here in England. As I said, the pork sausages are from my local butcher.

    I've never tried soya protein sausages before, and I enjoyed them, which was a revelation to me, but I apologise for how I have seemingly said something controversial. :(

    Well I agree with what you are posting. Personally I love tofu, tempeh and edamame. I generally do not eat meat substitutes, but when I do or if I did I do go for plant protein from pea, rice protein, etc. I stay far away from gluten for sure.
    Do what works for YOU. What one person considers healthy is often different than another person. Avid meat eaters will usually think meat is healthy while most vegetarians would not
  • thelastnightingalethelastnightingale Member, Premium Posts: 543 Member Member, Premium Posts: 543 Member
    VegjoyP wrote: »
    Well I agree with what you are posting. Personally I love tofu, tempeh and edamame. I generally do not eat meat substitutes, but when I do or if I did I do go for plant protein from pea, rice protein, etc. I stay far away from gluten for sure.
    Do what works for YOU. What one person considers healthy is often different than another person. Avid meat eaters will usually think meat is healthy while most vegetarians would not

    Tempeh looks tricky to source around these parts, but tofu seems in abundance.

    I've never cooked with tofu, but I understand it's more of a flavour carrier than something with a strong taste in its own right? I'm thinking maybe if I fry the extra firm kind and add soy sauce, garlic, honey and sesame seeds, that might taste alright? What's your favourite way of cooking with tofu?

    I'm from a family of die-hard carnivores, so I've tried every new veggie thing with trepidation... The instinctive reaction from my childhood is 'that must taste terrible, it's not meat', but I've been pleasantly surprised so far. :)
  • VegjoyPVegjoyP Member Posts: 1,359 Member Member Posts: 1,359 Member
    VegjoyP wrote: »
    Well I agree with what you are posting. Personally I love tofu, tempeh and edamame. I generally do not eat meat substitutes, but when I do or if I did I do go for plant protein from pea, rice protein, etc. I stay far away from gluten for sure.
    Do what works for YOU. What one person considers healthy is often different than another person. Avid meat eaters will usually think meat is healthy while most vegetarians would not

    Tempeh looks tricky to source around these parts, but tofu seems in abundance.

    I've never cooked with tofu, but I understand it's more of a flavour carrier than something with a strong taste in its own right? I'm thinking maybe if I fry the extra firm kind and add soy sauce, garlic, honey and sesame seeds, that might taste alright? What's your favourite way of cooking with tofu?

    I'm from a family of die-hard carnivores, so I've tried every new veggie thing with trepidation... The instinctive reaction from my childhood is 'that must taste terrible, it's not meat', but I've been pleasantly surprised so far. :)

    There are dozens of recipies on line, vegan cookbooks and plant based groups.
    Scrambled tofu is a favorite to many. Curried tofu,
    blackened baked and marinated. Your idea sounds good
    I'm very strange in that I like mine in a bowl with just cocoa powder or cinnamon and stevia and or sugar free Skinny Syrup.
    Hdmp is another great options. I just hot sunflower protdin too
  • Katmary71Katmary71 Member Posts: 4,111 Member Member Posts: 4,111 Member
    VegjoyP wrote: »
    Well I agree with what you are posting. Personally I love tofu, tempeh and edamame. I generally do not eat meat substitutes, but when I do or if I did I do go for plant protein from pea, rice protein, etc. I stay far away from gluten for sure.
    Do what works for YOU. What one person considers healthy is often different than another person. Avid meat eaters will usually think meat is healthy while most vegetarians would not

    Tempeh looks tricky to source around these parts, but tofu seems in abundance.

    I've never cooked with tofu, but I understand it's more of a flavour carrier than something with a strong taste in its own right? I'm thinking maybe if I fry the extra firm kind and add soy sauce, garlic, honey and sesame seeds, that might taste alright? What's your favourite way of cooking with tofu?

    I'm from a family of die-hard carnivores, so I've tried every new veggie thing with trepidation... The instinctive reaction from my childhood is 'that must taste terrible, it's not meat', but I've been pleasantly surprised so far. :)

    It doesn't have a strong flavor but I really like it but i love beans/legumes. My favorite is scrambled, I'm finding with recipes with marinade for baked or air fried it needs double the marinade. Tonight I just put some Ponzu sauce on it and scrambled with vegetables.
  • pancakerunnerpancakerunner Member, Premium Posts: 5,689 Member Member, Premium Posts: 5,689 Member
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    the BEST pork rinds!
  • Noreenmarie1234Noreenmarie1234 Member Posts: 6,289 Member Member Posts: 6,289 Member
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    Been eating a bag a day lol
    edited July 2020
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