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More protein needed...

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georgiemum Mon 08-Jun-09 12:49:25

I have been told that I need to eat more protein (since my diet is mainly biscuits, tea and liquorish)

Red lentils aparently don't have much (boo hiss, since I love a nice dahl and the brown ones just don't have the right texture).

Quorn is in (yipee - I love the chicken slices) and so is tempeh. I have never used this (only squinted at it quizically in the health food shop). So now I have my tehpeh and have no cluse what to do with it. What tastes good?

I am a skinny minny so fat is ok, so I have no problem frying it.

Any other ideas?

And aparently seaweed is the new superfood. Bleurch.

Yurtgirl Mon 08-Jun-09 12:52:16

I have this problem too so I will listen with interest!
Persumably you are veggie georgie - I am too

ShannaraTiger Mon 08-Jun-09 12:53:43

Beans and nuts.

georgiemum Mon 08-Jun-09 12:54:22

Yes, I am veggie (should have mentioned that). _No fish_ (don't start me on that one)

ShannaraTiger Mon 08-Jun-09 12:54:30

Sorry that was abit short but they are my favourite and cheap source of protein.

mollyroger Mon 08-Jun-09 13:00:09

are you vegetarian? I'm guessing so, given your quorn comment.

do you eat fish, shellfish ?
Peanut butter!
Pulses, nuts and seeds (sunflower and pumpkin seedsn are v yummy)
Soya products and vegetable protein foods (like Quorn)
egg white
Porridge oats

OhBling Mon 08-Jun-09 13:12:26


Eggs are high protein (do you eat eggs?).

Beans are also good - there are a million ways to increase your beans intake and still taste good. Cook them and create mashes - mixed wth other vegetables and/or garlic and/or butter. Add to soups and casseroles (butternut soup with butter beans is declicious for example). Beans on toast...

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