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July 24th, 2011, 06:57 PM
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So I've come to a conclusion: this pregnancy has me avoiding meat and I need to look for other sources to get my protein. Does anyone have bean recipes they love and will share?
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July 24th, 2011, 07:04 PM
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This is a stew that I love...


½ lb. hamburger
½ lb. bacon
Onion, green pepper


Brown hamburger, bacon and onions and green pepper.
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1/3 c. brown sugar
1/3 c. sugar
¼ c. ketchup
¼ c. Barbeque sauce
2 T. mustard
2 T. honey

Add Chili powder and salt to taste.
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Add:
1 – 15 oz. can of each one of these:
1 – 15 oz. can of red beans – drained
1 – 15 oz. can of butter beans – drained
1 – 15 oz. can of pork n beans
1 – 15 oz. can of chili beans
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Add these beans to the first mixture and mix well.* Enjoy!!
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July 24th, 2011, 07:12 PM
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do you like cottage cheese? that could be another option
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July 24th, 2011, 07:22 PM
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Originally Posted by CandiceW View Post
do you like cottage cheese? that could be another option
Sadly, no! I am super picky when I am NOT pregnant...now I'm just impossible to please
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July 24th, 2011, 07:30 PM
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Chickpea and beef from Kayln's Kitchen. Yummy and mostly chickpeas.
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July 24th, 2011, 08:04 PM
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Greek yogurt has lots of protein if you find a flavor you like. I think I've got a couple of mostly bean recipes though. I'll check and post them for you.
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July 24th, 2011, 08:39 PM
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I have some really good recipes!! I'm a vegetarian so I eat a lot of beans and veggies. Some of my best recipes are Mexican bean pie, which is like lasagna but with a bean/veg blend layered with tortillas, a chunky black bean soup and veggie burgers. It's almost midnight and I'm in bed but I can post the recipes or whichever ones you like tomorrow I have one for a yummy cold black bean, tomato and avocado salad too!
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July 25th, 2011, 08:44 AM
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Me, too! Meat grosses me out right now! I LOVE black beans and rice:

1 can black bean soup (I use Goya brand)

Sautee the following (amounts up to your taste)
Celery
Onion
Garlic (fresh)

Once everything is soft, mix in the soup

Heat until hot

Serve over cooked rice with grated cheddar cheese and a big dollop of sour cream! Yum!

I'm new and don't have 10 posts yet, so I'm not allowed to use URLs! But I use Allrecipes dot com to find GREAT recipes! There's a Mexican Bean and Rice Salad on there that's superb (and easy, and cheap); Three Bean Salad Recipe; and lots of other stuff. I hope these work out for you! If you can't find them, let me know. I'll keep working on increasing my posts (just joined yesterday!) and see if I can get up to 10 so I can put in the links for you!
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July 25th, 2011, 09:43 AM
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Thank you all so much for your help and offers to post recipes for me!!
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July 25th, 2011, 10:11 AM
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Here's a summer salad I love:

2 cans chickpeas, drained
1 can black olives, drained, sliced
handful of mixed fresh herbs, mild, chopped fine (parsley, chives, mint, oregano, whatever you like)
salt & pepper
olive oil & a good tasting vinegar (red wine, balsamic, pomegranate or raspberry, etc)

Throw chickpeas & olives into a serving bowl. Mix in herbs + salt & pepper to taste.
Add enough olive oil & vinegar to make a dressing, mix well.
Refrigerate at least 4 hours, overnight is better. Mix well before serving.

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Crockpot "refried" beans

1lb dry pinto beans, picked over
1 medium onion, diced
a couple-few cloves garlic (to taste), diced
a couple tablespoons cumin
a tablespoon-ish of oregano
hot sauce, diced jalapenos/habaneros/other hot peppers, to taste
dried vegetable flakes (if you have them, not necessary but I like them) - a couple-few tablespoons
Salt & pepper to taste
Water, chicken, or vegetable stock - 7ish cups maybe?

Put everything but the liquid into a 5qt or larger Crockpot. Go a little light on the seasonings to start - you can add more later.
Add enough liquid to cover the beans twice over.
Cook on low heat, covered, for about 12 hours. Check on the beans after 6-8 hours and add liquid if they look dry.
After 12 hours, use a sturdy wooden spoon or a potato masher to begin mashing the beans up. They should be quite liquidy.
Remove the lid and cook for 1-3 hours more; raise the heat to high if needed to evaporate extra liquid. Continue stirring & mashing the beans periodically.
Add any additional seasoning to taste. Add a couple pats butter, or some bacon grease, or a tablespoon or so of olive oil.
Beans are done when they look like refried beans.

I usually put these on before bed (say 11pm or so) and they're ready for dinner the next day. This makes a lot; extras can be frozen.

Use in tacos, burritos, enchiladas, as a side dish, however you want... I like to put a scoop on a plate and add a fried egg or two right on top.
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July 25th, 2011, 06:45 PM
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Chipotle Black Bean Chili

2 tsp. Olive oil
1 (10 oz.) pkg. frozen chopped onion
3 tbsp. Bottled minced garlic
3 tbsp. Chili powder
1 tbsp. Minced drained canned chipotle chili in adobo sauce
1/2 tsp. Black pepper
1/4 tsp. Salt
4 (15oz.) cans black beans, rinsed and drained
4 (14.5 oz.) cans no-salt-added diced tomatoes, undrained
2 (4.5 oz.) cans chopped green chiles, undrained

Heat olive oil in a 4 quart Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic; sauté 2 minutes or until tender. Add chili powder and next 6 ingredients; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Makes about 12 cups. (Freezes nicely in quart size freezer bags.)

Chili Pie

Cooking spray
1 cup chopped zucchini
1 (14.5 oz.) can no-salt-added diced tomatoes, drained
1 (15.25 oz.) can no-salt-added whole kernel corn, drained
1/2 tsp. Salt
2 cups Chipotle Black Bean Chili (above)
1 (6 oz.) package buttermilk cornbread mix (such as Martha White)
2/3 cup water

Preheat oven to 450 degrees.

Place a 10-inch cast-iron skillet over high heat until hot; coat with cooking spray. Add zucchini; sauté 2 minutes. Add tomatoes and next 3 ingredients; cook 1 minute or until thoroughly heated.

Prepare cornbread according to package directions using 2/3 cup water. Spread cornbread mixture evenly over chili mixture. Bake on top rack of oven for 15 minutes or until topping is golden brown.
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July 25th, 2011, 06:49 PM
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Doesn't eggs have protein? I've been eating my share of scrambled eggs lately.
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July 25th, 2011, 07:16 PM
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I can't stand meat right now either. I have been eating beans, greek yogurt, cottage cheese, hummus, eggs, Luna bars and quinoa. Even so, I haven't been eating enough of it. I really need to step up my protein.
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July 25th, 2011, 08:37 PM
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I just scanned some bean crock-pot recipes. I'm going to post on main forum so everybody can have them that didn't come to this thread.
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July 25th, 2011, 08:47 PM
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These look great!!! I'm going to copy and paste them in an email so my friend can print them for me (darned printer is packed up!)
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July 25th, 2011, 09:02 PM
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I'm in the same boat as you! My midwife said I need to be getting between 80-100 grams of protein a day and it has been sooo hard. I have to make a real conscious effort to eat all of it or I end up getting hardly any. I have a great lentil soup recipe that I posted in another thread today, but besides that I'm pretty much out of ideas. I do eat a lot of greek yogurt. I buy the Fage 2% which only has 150 calories but 18 grams of protein! Yogurt, kefir, milk and plain canned beans are really the only places that I get protein from right now.... I'm really hoping that my taste for meat comes back otherwise this is going to be a long 9 months.
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July 25th, 2011, 09:03 PM
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hard boiled eggs and chickpea burgers...mmm!
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