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
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.
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.
Chop them up and add them to salads, in beany-veggie burgers, or simply saute.
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.
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!
Roasted, steamed, hashed…any way you want to make them is the best!
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.
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.
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.
Enjoy it raw in salads, soups, or saute away – you can’t go wrong!
*Foods for Life Gluten-Free Breads (*except for the White Rice bread)
Food’s For Life Brown Rice Tortillas
Foods For Life Multiseed & Brown Rice English Muffins
Sami’s Bakery’s* hamburger buns, millet & flax bread, millet & flax lavashes, millet & flax Italian bread, millet & flax pizza crust, & millet & flax hotdog buns (*not a dedicated gluten-free facility)
Almond Breeze’s refridgerated variety (refridgerated milks are made with sunflower lechtin, but their shelf-stable brand variety is still made with soy lechtin)
Beannaise (a DIY bean based mayo)
Dr. Cow cheeze
Good Karma’s rice milks
Living Harvest’s hemp milks & ice creams
Nacheez’s nacho cheeze
Olive Oil mayo (DIY)
Ricera rice milk yoghurts
Ste. Martaen cheezes
So Delicious coconut Milks & So Delicious coconut yogurts
P.S. – If you want to see some soy positive options here ya go!