Why Savvy Veg Loves Beans (and so should you)

Love Beans

Beans & Lentils – Nutritious, Delicious, Versatile, Cheap, Vegan – What’s Not to Love? My bean adventures began in 1968 when I first went vegetarian. You’d have thought that I was eating food from another planet, beans & lentils (a.k.a. legumes) seemed so strange to me. The only legumes that I had ever eaten, were […]

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Is Soy Bad for Low Thyroid & Belly Fat?

Belly Fat

Connecting Beans & Gas, Low Thyroid & Soy Protein, Lose Weight, Belly Fat I love beans, but I hate the gas as does my household. I am cooking beans as I read your beans without gas report and found it extremely interesting. I will add some herbs to my beans as they cook and see […]

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Does Sprouting Increase Protein?

Sprouts

High intensity exerciser asks: does sprouting seeds increase protein? Message for Savvy Vegetarian: I have googled protein count when sprouting and there doesn’t seem to be much difference whether sprouting or not? You say sprouting increases protein availability by 30% and carbs decrease by 15%. If this is the case that would be great! I […]

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Vegetarian Wants Energy Diet & Supplements

Tired Woman

57 yr old vegetarian woman lacks energy, needs advice on diet, protein, nutritional supplements Message for Savvy Vegetarian: I have been vegetarian, in various stages, for 35 years. I have 2 reasons for writing. 1) I have been out of work for 3 years. I have a cupboard full of dhals, beans and split beans […]

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Is Quinoa a Carb or a Protein When Dieting?

quinoa salad

Quinoa, quinoa nutrition, dieting, carbs, protein When cooking with quinoa would I consider this as a carb or a protein when dieting? Quinoa appears to be extremely high in carbs but is said to be 100% protein. I am summer-sizing and must eliminate and combine foods properly. Please help. Thanks. – D.S. Savvy Vegetarian Advice: […]

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Blood Type Diets, Vegetarian Diet, Energy, Nutrition

sugar craving

Naturopath recommends blood type diet. Energy levels low, sugar cravings high. Savvy veg recommends b12 deficiency testing and studying vegetarian nutrition. Question for Savvy Vegetarian: Hi – I have been a vegetarian all my life. Recently I have been to my naturopath who has put me on my blood type diet. Thankfully this wasn’t a […]

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Kid Friendly Healthy Diet for Food Allergies

Little Girl Eating

Mom worries tofu won’t have enough protein for toddler with food allergies My 20 month old daughter has food allergies – she is allergic to dairy, eggs, and all nuts. I am concerned that there are several key nutrients she may be either low on or not getting, among them protein. Her doctor recently suggested […]

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Protein Foods To Eat With Multiple Food Allergies

Allergy

How to find protein on vegetarian diet with multiple food allergies. Seeds, whole grains, legumes etc. I just found out that I am allergic to milk, egg whites, sesame seeds, peanuts, hazel nuts and macadamia nuts. I also have a yeast and soy intolerance. So, what can I eat? I have found I like almond […]

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Teen Going Veg, Parents Worry About Nutrition

Not Nuts

Teen with nut allergy going vegetarian, parents worried about nutrition, weight and fitness Hi! I am fourteen, almost fifteen, and decided to go vegetarian three years ago. At first I didn’t eat red meat, and my folks were relatively cool with that, but now I’m trying to steer away from chicken as well. The only […]

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Soy Foods And Vegetarian Protein

Tofu Burger

For vegetarian protein, stay away from processed soy and stick to organic soy foods tofu & tempeh Hi Savvy Vegetarian! I have just discovered your wonderful site while searching for help on cooking tofu. I am a Nebraska beef fed girl (no longer in Nebr.) who went around the table eating everyone else’s fat and […]

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