Too Much Soy?

We’re not here to chime in on the great soy debate, but if you find you’re getting all soyed-out there are plenty of soy-free xgfx eats you can enjoy. So many of those commercial vegan meats are chalked full of gluten and it seems like soy is sneaking its way into everything these days. If you’re looking for some soyless xgfx options, and are searching for a few more protein-filled foods without all the soy,¬†we’ve got a few suggestions for you.

High Protein Whole Foods

  • Amaranth

    Makes for some delicious breakfast porridge (either slightly soft & barely sweetened with dried fruit & adorned with raw nuts or cooked even softer for a grit-like consistency). Amaranth can also be popped, used in bars & cookies.

  • Artichokes

    Add them to salads, stir-fries, xgfx pizzas; make a tasty dip, enjoy cooked with a tasty dipping sauce, or in your xgfx pasta dishes & casseroles.

  • Beans, Peas, & Legumes

    Black, pinto, & kidney are great in mexican style dishes & southern/cajun-style eats. Chickpeas to make hummus & falafel, xgfx chickpea cutlets, simply roasted and spiced how you like them, placed atop salads & tossed in xgfx pastas. Adzuki beans can be sweetened & smashed to stuff mochi & sesame balls – they’re tasty in stir-fries & soups. Black-eyed peas are great in stews, alongside roasted tomatoes, & of course, hoppin’ john. Peas & lentils are great for making soups, dahls, & chilis. Don’t forget – pretty much any bean is perfect for making bean burgers! There are so many beans, peas, and legumes out there and so many ways to enjoy them all! Don’t forget about burmese tofu and adding bean flours into your baked goods and cheezy sauces.

  • Beet Greens

    Chop them up and add them to salads, in beany-veggie burgers, or simply saute.

  • Broccoli

    Cheezy rice and broccoli is so comforting and warms your tummy, casseroles can always use some broccoli – xgfx mac ‘n cheeze, too. Steamed & drizzled with a noochy tahini dressing (or cheezy sauce) is great and broccoli makes for one delicious addition to pizzas, pastas, and soups.

  • Brown Rice

    A wonderful grain for bulking out beany veggie burgers, makes an oh-so warming breakfast porridge, brown rice pudding is most excellent, even make your own brown rice milk. Use it in beans ‘n rice, stir-fries, stuffed cabbages & peppers….the list goes on and on!

  • Brussel Sprouts

    Roasted, steamed, hashed…any way you want to make them is the best!

  • Buckwheat

    Buckwheat flour for pancakes, muffins, cakes, even to thicken gravies and soups. Buckwheat groats are wonderful for bulking up smoothies and adding crunch on top of yogurt.

  • Corn

    Grits (just make sure they’re gluten-free), corn fritters, and cornmeal (just make sure it’s gluten-free) for polenta & cornbread. Corn’s awesome in chili, butter up corn on the cob, make your own corn tortillas, arepas, tamales, you name it!

  • Nuts & Seeds

    Enjoyed raw or roasted, used in cheezy sauces, smoothies, & baked goods. Great additions to indian eats, stir-fries, and bowls of oatmeal. Ever-so tasty in granolas & bars and their flours can be used to make some uber tasty baked goods.

  • Oats

    To start with, make sure they’re certified gluten-free. Oat flour rocks socks and is oh-so tasty in lotsa baked goodies. Oats themselves are great for thickening smoothies, bulking out beany veggie burgers, loafs, and balls. Oatmeal is a always a classic and the topping combinations are never ending.

  • Potatoes

    Potato wedges are super yum, baked potatoes with all the fixins’ are most excellent, and potato soups…oh my! Once again, potatoes are great in beany veggie burgers, loafs, and balls – and they rock in indian eats and all smashed up and smothered in gravy.

  • Quinoa

    Great for gluten-free tabouli, delicious in stir-fries, cold salads, and beany veggie burgers, balls, and loafs. Quinoa can even cooked for a breakfast porridge or used in pizza crusts.

  • Spinach

    For smoothies, sauteing, topping your xgfx pizzas, saag, dips, and even casseroles.

  • Watercress

    Enjoy it raw in salads, soups, or saute away – you can’t go wrong!

Soy-Free Goods

P.S. – If you want to see some soy positive options here ya go!

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