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Old 04-08-2014, 12:20 PM
 
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I like lentils a lot. They're extremely versatile, but the simplest thing would be just to boil them in salted water, and just before they are ready, add in some sauteed onions and garlic. So tasty!!!
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Old 04-08-2014, 04:00 PM
 
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I just bought a book called "Eat Your Vegetables" which is nice because the recipes are geared towards 1 serving. The fired rice is awesome. He also gives a recipe for a large batch of baked tofu which you can then use in other recipes.
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Old 04-13-2014, 11:30 AM
 
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I like lentils a lot. They're extremely versatile, but the simplest thing would be just to boil them in salted water, and just before they are ready, add in some sauteed onions and garlic. So tasty!!!

My favorite way to use lentils is to just fill a 1-cup measure 1/2 to 3/4 full of rice, fill it the rest of the way with lentils and cook it all in 2 c of broth. You can add a can of corn at the end if you want. Or wax beans. I love me some wax beans.
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Old 04-13-2014, 03:29 PM
 
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Dont worry too much about protein. Most Americans eat a lot more than needed, and the excess ends up as just calories, and can put you at higher risk for kidney disease.
I have read that many times and here's a quote from WebMD:

"If you eat a standard American diet, there's a good chance that you are ingesting a lot more protein than your body actually needs. On average, Americans and Western Europeans consume between one-and-a-half and two times the daily recommended intake established by the World Health Organization,"

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Old 04-13-2014, 03:39 PM
 
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Dont worry too much about protein. Most Americans eat a lot more than needed, and the excess ends up as just calories, and can put you at higher risk for kidney disease.
I have read that many times and here's a quote from WebMD:

"If you eat a standard American diet, there's a good chance that you are ingesting a lot more protein than your body actually needs. On average, Americans and Western Europeans consume between one-and-a-half and two times the daily recommended intake established by the World Health Organization,"

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True, but Vegetarian is not the standard American diet. A lot of that excess protein comes from meat, which the OP's niece is abstaining from.

Anyway, I like quinoa (complete protein!) as a staple that is easy to make (like rice, which is also good). We make quinoa and add spinach or kale, whatever kind of cheese we feel like, cubed sweet potato or butternut squash, crushed walnuts and some raspberry vinaigrette salad dressing. But it's basically just a salad with quinoa or rice; like salad, you can pretty much do whatever.

Rice mixed with beans and salsa, veggie pizzas and veggie/bean soup and chili are also common choices. We're not very skilled in the kitchen so if we can do it, any teenager can. Just make sure she knows how to cut vegetables.
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Old 04-13-2014, 03:49 PM
 
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True, but Vegetarian is not the standard American diet. A lot of that excess protein comes from meat, which the OP's niece is abstaining from.
I agree with you If you know how to combine proteins, it's not hard to get what you need.
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