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Author: workwayless Big red star, 1000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 1481  
Subject: Inexpensive, good-for-you protein Date: 10/8/2003 6:07 PM
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Peanut Butter

- Its a good source of vitamin E
- An inexpensive source of protein
- Its a monounsaturated fat (the good kind)
- It can help lower your risk of developing diabetes
- And best of all, it tastes good

And now this article says that the store brands are just as good for you as the expensive health food ones. So there's no nutrious reason to buy the fresh grind-your-own stuff.

http://content.health.msn.com/content/article/74/89417.htm
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Author: Thurst Big red star, 1000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: 26 of 1481
Subject: Re: Inexpensive, good-for-you protein Date: 10/8/2003 6:38 PM
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If you are buying anything other than "old-fashioned" or see-it-ground-before-your-eyes-nothing-but-peanuts peanut butter then you are consuming peanut butter flavored margerine (probably with added sugar). This is largely hydrogenated oil, transfats that are beginning to get negative poblicity and something you might want to reconsider as a building block for the body in which you are looking forward to enjying a long and healthy retirement.


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Subject: Re: Inexpensive, good-for-you protein Date: 10/8/2003 7:03 PM
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Another excellent source of low-cost, high quality protein is egg white. You can keep or discard the yolk, depending upon your taste preferences and cholesterol level.

An inexpensive, tasty, and high-protein dish is baked bread stuffing.

The ingredients are: stale bread, sauteed onions, garlic, celery and mushrooms, herbs to taste, bound together with 3 eggs. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes. Good for about 3 days after baking (making it a good Shabbos dish, for the observant Jews to make on Friday and eat on Saturday).

A variation on this is the luxion kugel (sweet noodle pudding). The base is 12 oz of egg noodles, plus cottage cheese, apples, raisins, honey, cinammon...and 3 eggs. Very high in protein, and always a taste treat.
Wendy

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Author: DorothyM Big gold star, 5000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: 31 of 1481
Subject: Re: Inexpensive, good-for-you protein Date: 10/8/2003 7:04 PM
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And now this article says that the store brands are just as good for you as the expensive health food ones. So there's no nutrious reason to buy the fresh grind-your-own stuff.

But the commercial brands taste awful. And I just don't understand why the grind-your-own stuff should be expensive -- it should cost the same as a pound of roasted, but unsalted, peanuts. I buy mine, but only a v. little bit at a time 'cause I can't leave it alone, at a health food store in Greenwich Village. I can't remember the exact price, but I always think it's quite inexpensive.

During the winter I buy a large container and mix it with bird seed (first allowing myself a generous teaspoon of the pb) for the birds who over-winter -- it's never struck me as expensive.

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Subject: Re: Inexpensive, good-for-you protein Date: 10/9/2003 12:37 AM
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My favorite low cost source of protein are chicken leg quarters. They come in 10 pound bags and when they are on sale for 29 cents a lb they can't be beat. They are delicious too. One bag can last me almost a week. I bake, fry, barbecue, and boil them. When I boil them I also get the added benefit of the broth which makes for some killer soup! Even when they aren't on sale they are only $3.70/ 10 lb bag at Wal-Mart. I eat beans and stuff but still like to eat some meat. I can usually find some great deals if I hunt around. - Art

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Author: workwayless Big red star, 1000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: 43 of 1481
Subject: Re: Inexpensive, good-for-you protein Date: 10/9/2003 1:26 AM
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Another inexpensive protein that I have been eating a lot lately is garbanzo beans. I use them to make hummus. Hummus is super easy to make too--throw into your food processor the following: a can of garbanzo beans, olive oil (extra virgin of course), lime juice and all the garlic you can stand. I love it as a vegetable dip, or spread on baked tortilla shells.

I was in a fancy restaurant the other day and hummus on the menu was as an expensive appetizer. Heck you can make it at home for pennies...

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Author: flipstress One star, 50 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: 44 of 1481
Subject: Re: Inexpensive, good-for-you protein Date: 10/9/2003 1:30 AM
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I like peanut butter, and I get the grind-your-own kind to avoid preservatives which I assume most store brands have, not to mention the sugar and salt mentioned by another poster.

I also like tofu. I fry slices of it until golden brown. Then I eat the tofu with rice and a dipping sauce of soy sauce, garlic, and a little vinegar--yummy! I have veggies on the side if I'm feeling particularly nutrition-conscious.

And then, there's chicken. Here are instructions to make adobo (Filipino dish): 1/4 cup vinegar, 1/4 cup soy sauce, 2 to 3 cloves peeled crushed garlic, peppercorns, 1 1/2 - 2 lbs chicken, 1/2 bayleaf. Mix all together and boil over medium heat. Simmer until chicken is cooked well, turning regularly. Serve with rice (and diced tomatoes on the side, if desired).

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Author: Blackduff Big red star, 1000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: 48 of 1481
Subject: Re: Inexpensive, good-for-you protein Date: 10/9/2003 4:53 AM
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Isn't peanuts not complete protiens? I thought that they are missing of the amino acids to get them useable as protiens.

I guess it would be certain I would only eat peanut butter as my only protien.

Blackduff

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Author: Blackduff Big red star, 1000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: 49 of 1481
Subject: Re: Inexpensive, good-for-you protein Date: 10/9/2003 4:57 AM
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I guess that protien isn't correctly spelt. Since the correct spelling in on the subject, it's easier to look there first.

Blackduff

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Author: cyberisme Big gold star, 5000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: 51 of 1481
Subject: Re: Inexpensive, good-for-you protein Date: 10/9/2003 7:59 AM
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So there's no nutrious reason to buy the fresh grind-your-own stuff.

Except for hydrogenated oils - but, Trader Joes has a natural peanut butter without hydrogenated oils for less than "regular" peanut butter.

C.


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Author: DorothyM Big gold star, 5000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: 52 of 1481
Subject: Re: Inexpensive, good-for-you protein Date: 10/9/2003 9:57 AM
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Hummus is super easy to make too--throw into your food processor the following: a can of garbanzo beans, olive oil (extra virgin of course), lime juice and all the garlic you can stand. I love it as a vegetable dip, or spread on baked tortilla shells.


I add parsley and tahini.

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Author: workwayless Big red star, 1000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: 53 of 1481
Subject: Re: Inexpensive, good-for-you protein Date: 10/9/2003 10:19 AM
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If you are buying anything other than "old-fashioned" or see-it-ground-before-your-eyes-nothing-but-peanuts peanut butter then you are consuming peanut butter flavored margerine (probably with added sugar). This is largely hydrogenated oil, transfats that are beginning to get negative poblicity and something you might want to reconsider as a building block for the body in which you are looking forward to enjying a long and healthy retirement.

Agreed--you gotta watch the ingredients. I buy Safeway's store brand chunky peanut butter. Here's the listed ingredients: Peanuts and salt.
That's it. And it's cheap.

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Subject: Re: Inexpensive, good-for-you protein Date: 10/9/2003 2:18 PM
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Isn't peanuts not complete protiens?

Right. You need to mix them with other sources of proteins: beans, and whole grains... (and of course, meat, dairy products, eggs). I think soybeans are complete proteins, too.

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Author: Thurst Big red star, 1000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: 60 of 1481
Subject: Re: Inexpensive, good-for-you protein Date: 10/9/2003 4:31 PM
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There are eight essential amino acids that we cannot manufacture in our own bodies. They occur in sources of "complete" protein in various proportions relative to the ideal for humans. By combining sources over a 24 hour period, the all of the essntial amino acids will be available.

For a single source, eggs are the best in nature, corresponding 98% with the amino acid proportions that we need.

Seems like I read that some amino acids are so out of balance that they don't count as protein at all. I think was said to be true of gelatin.


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Author: sumap10 Three stars, 500 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: 61 of 1481
Subject: Re: Inexpensive, good-for-you protein Date: 10/9/2003 4:55 PM
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.........adobo(Filipino dish)

Wonderful, but be careful if you have hi BP.

Sumap10

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Subject: Re: Inexpensive, good-for-you protein Date: 10/9/2003 5:07 PM
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Isn't peanuts not complete protiens? I thought that they are missing of the amino acids to get them useable as protiens.

I guess it would be certain I would only eat peanut butter as my only protien.

Blackduff


Probably low in lysine and tryptophan. I took about nutrition courses in college. I remember the essential amino acids by the letters PVT MAT HILL. Which means, Phenylalanine, Valine, Tryptophan, Methionine, Arginine, Histodine, Isoleucine, Leucine, and Lysine! I can't believe that I remembered that! I graduated from UGA in 1976! Holy Cow! That was a long time ago. - Art

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Subject: Re: Inexpensive, good-for-you protein Date: 10/9/2003 8:15 PM
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If you are buying anything other than "old-fashioned" or see-it-ground-before-your-eyes-nothing-but-peanuts peanut butter then you are consuming peanut butter flavored margerine (probably with added sugar). This is largely hydrogenated oil, transfats that are beginning to get negative poblicity and something you might want to reconsider as a building block for the body in which you are looking forward to enjying a long and healthy retirement.

Sorry, Charlie... In 2001 the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Service released a study that showed all major brands of peanut butter -- both natural and commercial -- contain ``non-detectable' levels of trans fats.

The report is described on the Agricultural Research Services website,
http://www.ars.usda.gov/is/pr/2001/010612.htm

Regards,
holzgrafe

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Author: Thurst Big red star, 1000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: 85 of 1481
Subject: Re: Inexpensive, good-for-you protein Date: 10/10/2003 7:52 PM
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Thanks for the link.

I'll keep an eye on this...

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Subject: Re: Inexpensive, good-for-you protein Date: 10/13/2003 8:25 PM
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Hummus is super easy to make too--throw into your food processor the following: a can of garbanzo beans, olive oil (extra virgin of course), lime juice and all the garlic you can stand. I love it as a vegetable dip, or spread on baked tortilla shells.


That's pretty much my recipe except I use cooked onions and a little tahini (sesame butter.) Oh, and lemon juice instead of lime.

My daughter has decided that she really likes tahini-honey sandwiches. I'm glad because peanut butter isn't good for her. (She's got cystinuria.)

Vickifool

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Author: phantomdiver Big gold star, 5000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: 123 of 1481
Subject: Re: Inexpensive, good-for-you protein Date: 10/14/2003 1:06 PM
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Happy Fooliversary, Vickifool! Pretty balloons you have there!

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Author: vickifool Big gold star, 5000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: 152 of 1481
Subject: Re: Inexpensive, good-for-you protein Date: 10/22/2003 9:15 AM
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Happy Fooliversary, Vickifool! Pretty balloons you have there!

phantomdiver



Awww, you noticed!
Thanks!

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