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Old 09-27-2008, 01:44 AM
 
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I just started weightlifting and was wondering what are some veggie foods or products with lots of protein?
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Old 09-27-2008, 09:18 AM
 
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Quinoa is excellent, as well as soybeans--whether plain (edamane, but I'm not spelling it right) or tofu. Be careful with tofu, though. If you have never had it, or even had much of it, you don't want to eat it plain or even simply prepared. I think most people are turned off from tofu from it not being prepared too well. Nut butters are great too, peanut butter is a staple in our house, but cashew and almond butter are very yummy.

And of course, there is the protein powder. But use it wisely by making a really yummy smoothy to put it in. I have a recipe for one that uses strawberries, avocados, a little cocoa, flax seeds...I'm not sure what else.
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Old 09-27-2008, 10:01 AM
 
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Ever tried tempeh?

Tempeh

It's a really dense soya bean product, where the beans are fermented then packed together into a block. Then sliced thin, into chunks or crumbled. Like Quorn in a way but much less processed.

It's more dense in texture than tofu and more tasty. It cooks well with other flavours too - I really love the Indonesian paste 'bambu' stir-fried with tempeh...

Gado gado is good too...lots of protein, tempeh, egg and peanuts!

Gado Gado Recipe (Indonesian vegetable salad with peanut sauce) | Indonesia | Whats4Eats
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Old 09-27-2008, 10:28 AM
 
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Broccoli and Beans - food of champions.

For some better advice, recommend checking out this book:

Amazon.com: Vegetarian Sports Nutrition: D. Enette Larson-Meyer: Books

The author gives very sound advice on vegetarian diets for different sports. The chapter on building muscle without meat mat be of interest to you.
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Old 09-27-2008, 10:55 AM
 
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Nut butters are great too, peanut butter is a staple in our house, but cashew and almond butter are very yummy.
Don't forget tahini (sesame paste), which is about 25% protein. It works as a bread topper, and also in recipes such as hummus (yum).
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Old 09-27-2008, 11:33 AM
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I just started weightlifting and was wondering what are some veggie foods or products with lots of protein?
Mainly beans (includes tofu/soybeans), nuts, quinoa, cheese/eggs (for lacto-ovo vegetarians).

Here's a short article on what some bodybuilders eat:
Vegetarian Diet
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Old 09-27-2008, 02:47 PM
 
Location: Arlington Virginia
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I use a lot of TVP (textured vegetable protein) which I get from a Seventh Day Adventist book and health food store. A dry product, it comes in chunks, nuggets and granules, flavored and not. Bacon bits are smoke flavored granular form for example. The nuggets look like dog kibble. Comes in "brown" which I believe is flavored with yeast, and "white" which is unflavored. I use the brown nuggets for stews and chili, and the brown granules for tacos, sloppy joes and stuffed green peppers. I use the white for "chicken" and "pork" type dishes, like Chinese, "chicken" ala king, etc.

TVP is inexpensive, very high in protein, and keeps without refrigeration. I make chili with it for office parties and church pot lucks, and the only complaint I get is that my old crock pot is too small

Here are some links about it. I like the bulk product I get from the nearby SDA store at about $2/pound. I have a one pound package here. It is 10"X4"X3". One cup dry = one pound "meat". But you might find some at a food coop, for example. The last link here has very high prices.

Textured vegetable protein - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

What The Heck Is Textured Vegetable Protein? (TVP)

TVP (Meat Substitute)

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Old 09-29-2008, 04:19 PM
 
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Ditto on all the above. Good resources, and it's very easy to get enough protein for weightlifting. If you're not too sure if you're getting enough - or are being told you're not - check this site. It (at least when I last checked it) had a full complement of info on how to ensure your diet (veg, vegan...or not) was healthful and appropriate.

Mayo Clinic>health>vegetarian diet. They have an easy-glance menu of foods with high protein, vitamins - all necessary nutrients.

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Old 09-29-2008, 08:44 PM
 
Location: 河南郑州, Kansas City, Iowa, Fargo
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seitan ... the meat from wheat is chock full of protien.
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Old 09-29-2008, 09:56 PM
 
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I too am a vegetarian and weight lifter.

I drink lots of whey protein shakes, 2 a day, before and after workouts. Also, tofu, Texturized Veggie Protein (you can make veggie meatloaf, veggie meatballs, and its high in protein and low in calories), Veggie Burgers, soy beans, soy milk, soy burgers, soy nuts, nuts in general, beans in general, cottage cheese, yogurt, eggs, cheese, quinoa, flax....all these are healthy high protein foods.
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