I remember someone posting a granola recipe that uses TVP (maybe it was Julie?), and I was just wondering if someone could repost it for me. I forgot to bookmark.
Oh, and I'll just use this post as a little plug for TVP. It rocks. TVP = textured vegetable protein and its like little crunchy bits made from soy flour. High protein, low net carbs (good amt of fiber). I buy it in bulk at the health food store and it's really cheap. I think I got 2 or 3 cups of the stuff for about a dollar. Plain, it tastes neither good nor bad. I'd describe it as tasting like bland cheerios. You can rehydrate it and add it to other foods as a cheap meat replacement, but I kinda like eating it as a cold cereal replacement since it's crunchy
. I've been adding milk, splenda and a dash of cinnamon. Gets soggy fast, so keep the amounts small so you can eat it while it's still crunchy. It's really filling too, because of the fiber.
In 1/4 c dry:
Total Fat 0
Total Carbs 7
Dietary Fiber 4
OK, I know y'all think I'm a freak now...but it CRUNCHES. Like cereal. Without wheat. Without lots of carbs. Without upsetting my stomach. There are not many foods that do this...LOL
When I get back to the gym, I am probably going to add it to my oatmeal to beef up the protein content in my breakfast. And I'd like to use it as an addition to my yogurt if I can get the yummy granola recipe. :)
If anyone has any other good uses for it, I'm all ears. This stuff is neato!