Trouble with meats, or substitutes.

By Latest Reply 2008-09-26 01:54:07 -0500
Started 2008-09-24 10:17:43 -0500

THE ONLY THING I FEEL FAIRLY SAFE IS WITH CHICKEN AND TURKEY; AND I THINK TUNA. after that i am a complete idiot. I don't even know if any meat is an option. So can you please help me. I have printed some things with nutritional values from the internet, but when you buy meat, it is like a well kept secret, not to supply you with any nutritional (good or bad) facts on the pkgs. So please can someone enlighten me.

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kdroberts 2008-09-26 01:54:07 -0500 Report

Here's a good site about fish

It has printable guides about the best fish in your area to buy and what not to buy. It's more to do with the environmental impact of the choices but a lot of the stuff on the do not buy list is because of various nutritional problems. In general, fresh fish is always going to be a good choice as long as you know a few facts about where it comes from and how sustainable they are.

GabbyPA 2008-09-25 11:38:13 -0500 Report

Lean meats are your best bet. Skinless chicken and turkey, fresh fish is good too. We eat a lot of talapia. Tuna is our quick fix for lunches. We do eat pork and beef also, but we are trying to reduce the amounts of those.

We also enjoy at least one vegitarrian meal a week for dinner, that will include beans or dairy for our protein.
Also, a great source that is really good for you is sprouts. I buy mung beans, lentils, and even some larger beans and sprout them myself. Great protein and a living food that is very good for you.

Another alternative is what vegans call "nut meat" I like it in things like veggitarian (no noodle) lasagna, I am not sure I would like it alone. I don't do it vegan style, I saute mine in a little flavored olive oil, but it has a good texture and is tasty...well, I like it. I didn't even offer any to my husband. LOL

2008-09-25 20:47:53 -0500 Report

How do you make your own sprouts? Sounds interesting. Maybe I will start a little indoor herb garden. And about the "nut meat", where do you get it? Never heard of that one this morning. Have to try these things.

GabbyPA 2008-09-26 01:06:43 -0500 Report

I purchase beans at the health food store. You don't want to use growing seeds, you don't know how they have been treated.
In a jar or container, soak about 2-3T of beans/seeds for 24 hours in at least a cup or two of water. After that, rinse and drain your sprouts every morning and evening until you see sprouts appearing.
Once the sprouts appear, rinse and drain well and pop in the frige. I don't make too many at a time because they can go bad in a week, so make what you will eat in a week.
I like to use mung beans, lintels (my favorite) and I also use black eye peas. There are all kinds of them to choose, but I find smaller is better.

I used finely chopped walnuts, almonds and pecans. I saute them up in a little flavored olive oil (I have only used it in "itilain type" foods) I mix it with a little spaghetti sauce and there you have it. I used it in layers of vgan type lasagna, and I baked it (very NOT vegan) It was really good. At least to me.

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