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Filling foods? 
9th-Jul-2009 07:12 am
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What quick and easy vegetarian foods keep you full the longest? I'm having a hard time staying full. TIA!
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9th-Jul-2009 11:23 am (UTC)
they say soup is good for staying full.
9th-Jul-2009 11:30 am (UTC)
I say beans! :D I love throwing them into anything or just whipping some up into a spread on toast. ^-^
9th-Jul-2009 01:03 pm (UTC)
Yep, beans of any sort do it for me. And if you eat eggs, they're great for filling you up.
9th-Jul-2009 11:35 am (UTC)
Vegetarian chili! A hearty vegetarian stew! Indian food! Vegetarian pot pie! Damn, now I'm hungry :( Also, pasta usually keeps me pretty full as well.
9th-Jul-2009 11:35 am (UTC)
hummus, fried rice, and really anything involving beans and rice. a few spoonfuls of peanut butter in your oatmeal will do the trick, too.
9th-Jul-2009 11:46 am (UTC)
Eggs, if you eat them. Tofu and fake meats, beans/lentils.
9th-Jul-2009 12:08 pm (UTC)
Anything that relies on carbs - potatoes, rice, pasta, couscous...
9th-Jul-2009 12:10 pm (UTC)
A humongous fruit salad :D
9th-Jul-2009 12:26 pm (UTC)
Couscous or Quinoa with black beans!
9th-Jul-2009 01:04 pm (UTC)
Hi! Pardon the interruption but I just bought some quinoa. I've no clue what to do with it! When you say "with black beans", do you mean just those two ingredients? I'm at a total loss here.
9th-Jul-2009 01:20 pm (UTC)
Oh my gosh, Kim, right? Hi! It's me, unamanda! :D

Here's my favorite way to cook Quinoa:

Boil the quinoa in a can of diced tomatoes and add a little water if you need to. (You usually need to have like... .5 cup quinoa/1 cup liquid.) While it's coming to a boil, I saute the black beans with some onion and garlic and a little olive oil and add it to the Quinoa mixture. Then I just let everything simmer on low heat until the grain has absorbed the liquid after 10-ish minutes. (You can tell because the grain itself will kind of pop. If you look closely, you'll see its insides.) You can add garlic or chile powder or any spices that you like! So yummy!
9th-Jul-2009 01:28 pm (UTC)
Well, holy cow, small world! I totally didn't recognize your picture (no multi-colored hair to go by!) Hello and how are you doing?

Thanks for the recipe. This stuff has been sitting in my pantry and I had no idea what to do with it. I'm having some friends over for dinner next week, so I may give it a try. Thanks!
10th-Jul-2009 12:15 am (UTC)
I use quinoa instead of bulgur in tabbouleh :)

(gluten allergy so wheat is out of the picture, but even if i could have wheat the quinoa is great in it). Can use it like rice or couscous as well! Also makes a good breakfast oatmeal-esque porridge.

Just make sure you rinse the quinoa really well before you start to cook it to get the "soapy" taste from the saponins out.

9th-Jul-2009 02:15 pm (UTC)
I am not the one you asked, but I love this recipe for Quinoa and Black Beans:

http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Quinoa-and-Black-Beans/Detail.aspx
9th-Jul-2009 12:32 pm (UTC)
I've found if I'm doing rice or pasta, brown rice and whole wheat pasta help me stay full longer. Same with stuff like whole wheat bread. I also think having a protein like beans or tofu or a fake meat helps.
9th-Jul-2009 12:54 pm (UTC)
I big old mess of pasta with cheese and veggies!
9th-Jul-2009 01:12 pm (UTC)
On the morning I have to go in for long shifts at the hospital, I eat grits. I havent found anything else that is as easy, cheap and filling and it keeps me from crashing a few hours later. I love it.
9th-Jul-2009 01:30 pm (UTC)
I'm a snacker, I eat about 4-6 small meals a day. What I have found works for keeping full is having some almonds, fruit, half a peanut butter sandwhich or some string cheese. For dinner, I will usually have 3 tostadas, with beans, avocados and a small helping of cheese with some jalapenos. Basically, I keep full by always having a healthy snack on hand. :) Also, I drink a protein powder drink in the morning, it helps to stay full without nasty fillers.
9th-Jul-2009 03:47 pm (UTC)
I like potatoes, but for snacks, nuts are good because they have good fat in them which is filling.
9th-Jul-2009 04:00 pm (UTC)
i stock up on lots of cans of hormel vegetarian chilly. I eat it pretty much every day with a slice of bread.
9th-Jul-2009 04:18 pm (UTC)
protein rich foods.
9th-Jul-2009 06:26 pm (UTC)
oatmeal, (homemade) hummus, or vegan enchiladas. cheap, delicious, and easy.
9th-Jul-2009 08:06 pm (UTC)
good question. i find that a lot of what has been recommended leaves me feeling empty in no time. in the not to long ago we started making a lot more whole veggie and fruit dishes to our meals. that seemed to do the trick. we added things like big servings of fresh cooked green beans, dark leafy greens, grilled eggplant, grapes, bananas, strawberries, etc... when the majority of our meal is stuff like this instead of proteins and grains i get way more full with less and seem to stay full longer. everybody is different though so who knows really.
9th-Jul-2009 10:14 pm (UTC)
If I'm in a hurry in the morning, I'll have toast/bagel and a chocolate soy protein shake. The protein shake alone keeps me full.
9th-Jul-2009 11:22 pm (UTC)
Ooh, I forgot bagels! A bagel with dark chocolate peanut butter will keep me going for hours.
9th-Jul-2009 10:24 pm (UTC)
Sometimes my partner can't feel full unless he has some nuts in him.
9th-Jul-2009 11:19 pm (UTC)
Beans, nuts, granola, any kind of fiber cereal, potatoes.
10th-Jul-2009 01:17 am (UTC)
Mjadra is great... you can google for some recipes, but it's a simple dish. Lentils and rice with browned onions. Mmmmm.
10th-Jul-2009 09:52 pm (UTC)
Even better than beans and rice is beans and potatoes!

I also feel/stay surprisingly full after two slices of toast with peanut butter. Breakfast of champions!
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