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Okay, so here's the scoop. Considering my family's history of obesity, heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes, I've decided to modify my diet to as vegan as possible.<br><br>
Everything's been going great until this weekend. I like to occasionally have eggs scrambled with mushrooms, peppers and onions, topped with some shredded cheese.<br><br>
Is there any vegan product out there that I could use to simulate scrambled eggs? I've seen recipes for scrambled tofu, but I'm not sure that's going to make me happy.<br><br>
Post pictures and/or name brands, if this exists.<br><br>
Thanks!
 

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Scrambled tofu is not that bad. There is a Fantastic Brand mix that i have used with crumbled tofu-- it is super yummy.<br><br>
Oatmeal, cereal, soy sausages, and i had soba noodles for b-fast the other day <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"><br>
Soy smoothies are good too
 

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I love the soy sausages, had one this morning. I'm partial to the Morningstar Farms Breakfast Patties. I find the links, and the Boca Burger brand, I don't care for.<br><br>
Sorry, no advice on the egg replacement.
 

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<img alt="" src="http://www.vegkansascity.com/images/products/tofu_scrambler.gif" style="border:0px solid;"><br>
only pic i could find <img alt="sad.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/sad.gif">
 

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If you don't cross totally over to the all vegan all the time diet, and don't get me wrong I think it's a great way of living, you might look into the <a href="http://www.ayhansmarketplace.com/fitness/meddiet.aspx" target="_blank">Mediterranean lifestyle</a>. It reduces meat to a side dish or as an ingredient of.... stews, soups, etc.<br><br>
I use egg beaters but they are made with egg whites so they doubt they qualify.
 

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For some reason, it's easier for me to take a huge change rather than keep around things that I will potentially overdo it on. Those diet books that tell you to have 20 M&M's....forget it! It's easier for me to have none. <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif">
 

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I know what you mean!<br><br>
You might look into it, it's a diet only in the sense that diet also means what you consume everyday. It's not a short term thing.
 

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I do agree that the Mediterranean cuisine is a good one to look into.<br><br>
This was a cookbook that caught my eye while I was searching around:<br><br><img alt="" src="http://ec2.images-amazon.com/images/P/1557883599.01._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-dp-500-arrow,TopRight,45,-64_OU01_AA240_SH20_SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpg" style="border:0px solid;"><br><br><br><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=9325&tag=kickrunners-20&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2FMediterranean-Vegan-Kitchen-Donna-Klein%2Fdp%2F1557883599" target="_blank">http://www.amazon.com/Mediterranean-.../dp/1557883599</a><br><br>
I do know that I can't eat like an American anymore.
 

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It sure has a lot of good reviews!<br><br>
I'll have to check it out. About a 1/3 of my meals are meat free now and half the "meat" I eat is fish, but I'm always looking for meatless recipes that aren't trying to be something to substitute for meat.
 

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I do too, I can't remember the last time I ate a whole egg. Do you not like them, alt, is that why they aren't an option, if the vegan diet is more for health reasons??<br><br>
I pretty much use them in everything, baking, making meatloaf or any other recipe that calls for "real" eggs.....and I don't taste any difference really.
 

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The vegan is for health reasons. In eating vegetarian, I tend to overly rely on eggs and cheese. So I am trying to make my diet as plant-based as possible.<br>
And I'm finding that I am actually liking the food, and I'm not missing cheese and eggs as much as I thought I would. I've actually gotten past wanting scrambled eggs for the time being. <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"><br><br>
In related breakfast news, I hadn't been having cold cereal, since soy milk gives me a tummy ache. I tried some rice milk and it worked great. No tummy ache! <img alt="icon_cheers.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/icon_cheers.gif">
 

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That's great! I admire anyone who can be that disciplined. I know I can't, and probably won't ever go completely veggie. I try to eat vegetarian meals a couple times a week, but I find myself relying too much on breads, even whole grain, and starchy-carby stuff, which my system can't handle well. I have reallllly high protein needs and a solely plant based diet doesn't jive with my body. But I try to do as healthy as I can, and since I like to cook it's fun to experiment with new foods.
 

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It's worked really well for me so far.<br><br>
I'm not being super-strict (ie, thoroughly checking ingredients for traces of dairy), since this is a big change to start with. Just removing the obvious for now. <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"> I'm still having one yogurt a day, since I've been on antibiotics and it helps a lot with prevent intestinal discomfort.<br><br>
It hasn't really taken a lot of "discipline" because I'm finding I'm very satisfied with what I'm eating. Part of my problem is my desire to eat a "quantity" of food, and I can do that now without overdoing calories. The part that takes discipline is not eating desserts all the darn time! <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif"> But now I can say, oh, that has milk in it, etc, and it makes me pause.<br><br>
Edited to add: Plus, I am feeling so much better. I think my body is preferring this.
 
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