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Just started whole30 and I desperately need some protein and fat ideas. I’m a vegetarian but I eat fish and eggs, no seafood. Other than eating eggs for breakfast, salmon or tuna for lunch and dinner, any other ideas?? (I’m not interested in doing the “modified” vegetarian version) 

Im also having trouble incorporating fats into every meal. Any advice would be helpful. 

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Fats would be avocado, ghee, homemade mayo, olives, coconut products etc.

Not sure what other options besides fish and eggs if you don't eat other animal products or seafood and you don't want to do a modified veggie version? 

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Fat incorporation, for me, usually comes in the form of avocado bits tossed into things (I like these in frittatas, salads, and they're great mixed into turkey burgers) or some kind of sauce/dressing made with coconut oil, coconut milk, or homemade mayo. I do use olives at times, too, but it gets expensive to keep those on hand at the rate that I eat them when I have them (they're honestly borderline SWYPO for me, haha).

For protein, maybe just change up your fish options rather than going solely for salmon or tuna (since you mentioned those by name instead of saying "fish", I inferred - possibly incorrectly - that you might lean toward those by default). Giving a new take on how you're preparing the fish could help, too. As an example, one good way to get protein and fat would be to do homemade sushi rolls using some smoked salmon, avocado, cucumber, carrot, etc., and riced cauliflower.

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You're pretty limited in actual types of protein, given the constraints you've listed, so maybe check for new recipes for the proteins you do eat.

Try these:   http://meljoulwan.com/2011/08/18/comfort-noodles/ -- still eggs, but more like dinner. 

Have you tried salmon cakes/patties? http://meljoulwan.com/2014/11/10/oven-fried-salmon-cakes/ 

Or same thing but with tuna:  https://nomnompaleo.com/post/91332244628/spicy-tuna-cakes or with mackerel:  http://meljoulwan.com/2014/02/05/holy-mackeral-cakes/

Have you tried different ways to make eggs? There's the obvious -- hard or soft boiled, fried. scrambled, but what about deviled eggs, shakshuka, or eggs in purgatory? Google Whole30 plus any of those if you need recipes. There's also egg drop soup -- most of the recipes will call for chicken broth, but you could make it with a vegetable broth instead -- you may have to make your own broth, I'm not sure how easy it will be to find a compliant canned vegetable broth. Or maybe this egg custard: https://iheartumami.com/paleo-keto-egg-custard-tofu/ -- I'm not sure how it would be on its own, but she mentions using it like tofu in other dishes.

Want a fancy-ish dinner? Try Fish en Papillote:  https://nomnompaleo.com/post/79058355292/fish-en-papillote-in-parchment-with-citrus. (If you don't do fish sauce, just skip it, it adds to the umami, but it'll still be good without it.)

"Breaded" fish using almond or coconut flour could give you a different taste or texture. 

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Try varying the fish you eat. There’s so many kinds of fish out there besides tuna and salmon. Check out sizzlefish.com I think their prices are pretty reasonable (I found that browsing the whole 30 affiliate links). They have all the different kinds of seafood you could possibly want. One day have shrimp, the next day have scallops, and so on and so forth. Try different recipes too, get creative!

There’s also a LOT you can do with eggs. Have a frittata one day, an omelette the next, hard boiled eggs on a salad, egg salad on lettuce, poached eggs with hollandaise sauce, etc. Just varying the way you cook the eggs can really change the whole meal.

As for fats, I really love avocados, olives, coconut flakes, clarified butter and mayo.

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On 5/8/2019 at 12:35 PM, ShannonM816 said:

You're pretty limited in actual types of protein, given the constraints you've listed, so maybe check for new recipes for the proteins you do eat.

Try these:   http://meljoulwan.com/2011/08/18/comfort-noodles/ -- still eggs, but more like dinner. 

Have you tried salmon cakes/patties? http://meljoulwan.com/2014/11/10/oven-fried-salmon-cakes/ 

Or same thing but with tuna:  https://nomnompaleo.com/post/91332244628/spicy-tuna-cakes or with mackerel:  http://meljoulwan.com/2014/02/05/holy-mackeral-cakes/

Have you tried different ways to make eggs? There's the obvious -- hard or soft boiled, fried. scrambled, but what about deviled eggs, shakshuka, or eggs in purgatory? Google Whole30 plus any of those if you need recipes. There's also egg drop soup -- most of the recipes will call for chicken broth, but you could make it with a vegetable broth instead -- you may have to make your own broth, I'm not sure how easy it will be to find a compliant canned vegetable broth. Or maybe this egg custard: https://iheartumami.com/paleo-keto-egg-custard-tofu/ -- I'm not sure how it would be on its own, but she mentions using it like tofu in other dishes.

Want a fancy-ish dinner? Try Fish en Papillote:  https://nomnompaleo.com/post/79058355292/fish-en-papillote-in-parchment-with-citrus. (If you don't do fish sauce, just skip it, it adds to the umami, but it'll still be good without it.)

"Breaded" fish using almond or coconut flour could give you a different taste or texture. 

You can find compliant vegetable broth at Whole Foods. It’s the 365 brand. You can get it off Amazon if you don’t have a Whole Foods near you.

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On 5/8/2019 at 11:07 AM, Jihanna said:

Fat incorporation, for me, usually comes in the form of avocado bits tossed into things (I like these in frittatas, salads, and they're great mixed into turkey burgers) or some kind of sauce/dressing made with coconut oil, coconut milk, or homemade mayo. I do use olives at times, too, but it gets expensive to keep those on hand at the rate that I eat them when I have them (they're honestly borderline SWYPO for me, haha).

For protein, maybe just change up your fish options rather than going solely for salmon or tuna (since you mentioned those by name instead of saying "fish", I inferred - possibly incorrectly - that you might lean toward those by default). Giving a new take on how you're preparing the fish could help, too. As an example, one good way to get protein and fat would be to do homemade sushi rolls using some smoked salmon, avocado, cucumber, carrot, etc., and riced cauliflower.

I feel that way about coconut flakes. I like them a little TOO much.

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