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#1 puppybreath

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Posted 14 August 2020 - 11:42 PM

i’m dying y’all like fucking decaying. i live off of fruit and shit cause i’m too scared of eating real food or whatever and it shows- so i was wondering abt protein sources and where to get my protein so i don’t look as sickly as i do . i was thinking abt protein shakes but those r tough to find w/out dairy plus they r expensive af. protein powder scares tf out of me too like idk what i would eat it with either. can someone pls recommend some low cal vegan sources of protein i would greatly appreciate it

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#2 ddochidooly

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Posted 14 August 2020 - 11:50 PM

With protein powder you can mix with fruits and water/milk (soy or almond) and blend to make a shake/smoothie. Broccoli, beans, nuts lentils, tofu, and peanut butter

 

Im not vegan/vegetarian by the way but i did try to be when i was in highschool and was in a weightlifting sport for 4 years and for one of them I ate majority of all i listed for protein.

 

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Posted 12 September 2020 - 03:32 PM

GET MORNING STAR. burgers are super low cal for being burgers. i recommend the bean burgers. go get some spaghetti or shirtaki 0 cal noodles, some vegan cheese is 70 cals per serving, throw on some vegan meat balls. lenny and larry cookies are high in protein and taste like chocolate. theyre a little calorie dense but theyre also just huge cookies. i usually eat half of one because my stomach has shrunk. look for frozen vegan meals and pizzas. theyre low calorie, very easy, and taste good, also satisfying. pretty much any fake meat has protein in it. try out tofu. its easier than you think and youll have a few servings to use. you can scramble it like eggs, cook it in cubes and eat it on top of rice, try it in wraps, you can get really creative. try getting curry sauces from the store like tikka masala sauce in jars or get soy sauce or teriyaki and you can do that for something simple. lots of vegan cereals and icecreams will be fortified and have protein in them like vegan halo top. good luck


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Posted 12 September 2020 - 03:39 PM

Lol I was just taking notes on this. Hope this helps:

Lima Beans - 1 cup (170g)
209 cal, 11.2 protein, 31 net carbs, 30% fiber, iron, vitamin c, potassium, phosphorus

Soybean Sprouts - 1 cup (70g)
85 cal, 9.2 protein, 6.7 net carb, vitamin c

Green Peas - 1 cup (160g)
134 cal, 8.6 protein, 16.2 net carbs, 35% fiber, vitamin c, iron

Spinach - 1 cup (180g)
41 cal, 5.3 protein, 2.5 net carb, 17% fiber, iron, vitamin c, calcium, potassium
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Posted 21 September 2020 - 07:54 PM

If you don’t want to buy protein powder but want to make smoothies, blend up silken tofu with whatever fruits or berries you love, maybe some vanilla extract and stevia, super high protein!
You can also blend silken tofu with cacao/cocoa and stevia and drink it like a chocolate milkshake or in a bowl like pudding!
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Posted 21 September 2020 - 08:08 PM

Tofu/ tempeh is my go to honestly. And lentils.

I like to replace my carbs with lentils for some meals. Roasted veg + lentils with marinara sauce. Lentils instead of rice (or do 50/50) mash them with your potatoes. I'm a little obsessed perhaps.

Also I sometimes drink just plain soy milk. The stuff I get from Trader Joes is 70 cal/cup and had 7g of protein . Mix this with some protein powder and you got a high protein meal
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Posted 01 October 2020 - 05:20 PM

Pb2 makes a protein powder that's vegan and its $9, its not too bad.

Bocca patties are really good and only 70 calories with 13 grams of protein

Tofu is also really good, I use lots of seasonings or Waldens farms bbq

Nutritional yeast can also add extra protein to meals and has b vitamins


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Posted 19 October 2020 - 08:53 PM

You’re going to have to go out of your comfort zone to get protein.

I eat soy which I know is warded off by many people on here. But I eat it and I’m fine. It hasn’t messed up my health and am maintaining a low bmi with it.

My go tos are:
veggie boca burgers - 70 calories per serving with 13g of protein

extra light silken tofu - 30 calories per serving with 6g of protein or 60 calories for two servings with 12g of protein

Alpha chicken strips of ground beef - 80 calories per serving with 11/12g of protein

vegan deli meat - 70 calories per serving with 13g of protein


Soy products really are the only way you’re going to get a significant amount of protein for a lower amount of calories. Anything else just gives you 4-6g of protein for the same calories which at that point, isn’t even worth it because it’s not even an adequate amount to have any benefit for.
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Posted 19 October 2020 - 09:25 PM

I love protein powder for low cal protein. The Doctor’s formula in chocolate I use in my smoothies and Leanfit vegan vanilla is my go to on its own.

I also love tofu, chickpea pasta and veggie burgers. Sometimes veggie deli meat.


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Posted 27 October 2020 - 01:29 PM

hemp seeds are around 170 cals for 10g of protein and that’s 3tbsp. it would be a good topping for your fruit, especially combined with peanut butter
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Posted 05 November 2020 - 05:48 PM

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Here’s a cool graphic that has % calories from protein also
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Posted 10 November 2020 - 04:05 AM

Tofu and tempeh are amazing safe options for me, because they have so much protein, while not having an excessive amount of calories (talking about you, peanut butter, you delicious bitch!!)


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Posted 18 November 2020 - 05:05 PM

If you're looking for the highest protein vegan foods then here's a UK list.. the calories will be up to you!...

Spinach

Mushrooms

Edamame

Edamame pasta

Black bean pasta

Tofu (firm & silken)

Seitan

Tempeh

Alpro Greek Style Plain Yoghurt

Quorn Vegan Fillets

Quorn Vegan pieces

Quorn Vegan Smoky Ham Free Slice

Quorn Vegan Chicken Free Slices

Protein Powder

PB2 original (not chocolate one)

Nutritional Yeast

Soya Milk


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Posted 19 November 2020 - 04:23 PM

Lol I was just taking notes on this. Hope this helps:
Lima Beans - 1 cup (170g)
209 cal, 11.2 protein, 31 net carbs, 30% fiber, iron, vitamin c, potassium, phosphorus
Soybean Sprouts - 1 cup (70g)
85 cal, 9.2 protein, 6.7 net carb, vitamin c
Green Peas - 1 cup (160g)
134 cal, 8.6 protein, 16.2 net carbs, 35% fiber, vitamin c, iron
Spinach - 1 cup (180g)
41 cal, 5.3 protein, 2.5 net carb, 17% fiber, iron, vitamin c, calcium, potassium

This is great.
I didnt know spinach was so high in protein either.

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Posted 20 November 2020 - 04:00 AM

Tofu/tempeh, soy milk, pb2, lentil/pea/bean pastas! :) also amys kitchen does a nice canned chilli thats only 200 calories, 12g protein and super filling

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#16 Izroion

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Posted Today, 10:25 PM

Tofu! I bake it with about a tablespoon of corn starch, which makes it crispy. Cover in seasoning and its sooo good.


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