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Casein and Egg free protein powder suggestions?

Commented on April 03, 2014
Created March 30, 2014 at 6:08 PM

I like to have some convenient options in the house for breakfast/lunch and have found that shakes aren't a bad way to supplement on the random days I am too lazy or busy for... everything.

I recently tested positive for allergies to both casein and egg whites, so my previous egg white/whey choices are now off limits. Any suggestions? I spotted hemp seed options at a nearby health food store. Would prefer no rice. Thanks!

edit: you're all so witty.

seriously though, there are days I can barely leave my desk at work, nights I get home from my second job too late to shop etc. all the planning in the world still leaves a gap every now and again and thats where shelf stable protein options come in. these are rare and far between but an option I still like to have.

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on April 03, 2014
at 03:38 PM

@ivymcivy You know what, I actually agree with you. A lot of people turning into the Paleo movement are seemingly doing so less and less for health reasons, and more because they look at it as a hack to get more muscles....gym rats trying to make "GAINZ" and "get big" who don't really care for optimal health or any of that.

86c97b2779feab3c330f5e1c5fea7e25

(2312)

on April 03, 2014
at 02:57 PM

I believe it's possible to include protein powders in your diet and still be very healthy. Yes there are people trying Paleo for the wrong reasons, but there are also people who are way too focused on being 100% Paleo. If your body can handle some high quality protein powder, it's not going to hurt you.

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(238)

on April 03, 2014
at 03:34 AM

For making yogurt I just a tablespoon or two of commercial yogurt. Trader Joes euro style organic whole milk is a good one.

F4ae81f342d8f66d784bf5e5c04dc00a

(43)

on April 03, 2014
at 01:18 AM

@samc, what cultures/starters do you use for your homemade yoghurt?

F4ae81f342d8f66d784bf5e5c04dc00a

(43)

on April 03, 2014
at 01:17 AM

Why might I be intolerant of whey? The lactose, then?

F4ae81f342d8f66d784bf5e5c04dc00a

(43)

on April 03, 2014
at 01:16 AM

Peas are definitely anti-inflammatory and hypoallergenic. Smart choice.

F4ae81f342d8f66d784bf5e5c04dc00a

(43)

on April 03, 2014
at 01:16 AM

THIS. iHerb sells beef gelatin powder in bulk (4 lbs.) and I have recently fallen in love with the stuff. It has an odd flavor, and the texture gels up shortly after mixing into a liquid (unless you splurge on the hydrolyzed variety), but it's extremely tolerable to the gut, especially since it contains so much glycine et al.

7b9b5de13a30c823dae64a971cb14add

(540)

on April 02, 2014
at 03:51 AM

reading this again - i had a positive blood test for casein (and egg whites) level 2 out of 5, not nearly as bad as wheat/gluten which was borderline 4 out of 5 before a gluten free diet thats still a 3 out of 5 since being gf for 4 years. i don't know that i am totally understanding the difference between allergy and intolerance in this context. i was getting random hives and lower GI sxs if that helps.

82ba950972ae984405f174228fa09e8b

(0)

on April 02, 2014
at 03:45 AM

i am legit allergic to casein and am fine with 100% whey isolate products if that helps.

7b9b5de13a30c823dae64a971cb14add

(540)

on April 02, 2014
at 03:40 AM

huh? not allergic to steak, thank god. not all for hemp or pea protein powders either, just looking for least of evils of things i can keep in my desk or pantry to get through a busy period. may not be your paleo, but its a necessary part of mine sometimes.

7b9b5de13a30c823dae64a971cb14add

(540)

on April 02, 2014
at 03:35 AM

thanks. new to the casein allergy so i would have thought even the isolate is off limits. i'll check that out.

7b9b5de13a30c823dae64a971cb14add

(540)

on April 02, 2014
at 03:28 AM

samc, you didn't answer my question and made incorrect assumptions. hence the downvote. calling me an idiot really helps put the original comment into context though. i'm asking for something to fill in the gap in scenarios where i don't have time to grocery shop for 24 hours, so telling me to ferment veggies isn't helpful. perhaps good advice on another question, but not what i'm looking for.

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(1217)

on April 02, 2014
at 03:18 AM

I think the current flood of younger people who have heard that "eating paleo" is a quick way to get lean is one of the reason there are so many protein powder lovers here recently. Gym rats and former vegetarians looking for easy weight loss, not really interested in avoiding processed foods

Be157308a0438e382b88d9db4c12ab30

on April 01, 2014
at 03:59 PM

Even if he wanted a shortcut, he could still do it in a convenient and affordable fashion while eating real food. Canned sardines, canned tuna, canned salmon, nuts, etc. There's a bunch of decent protein sources that are super quick and convenient and literally take seconds to prepare. I guess the OP is an undercover vegan (hemp and pea protein powder, not even paleo) or is just used to processed overly-marketed garbage.

F291857fa12a0291688ea994343156dc

(720)

on April 01, 2014
at 03:43 PM

Seems like a reasonable approach to our personal n=1 experiment....... The OP is "in weeds", he's looking at individual foods, wanting shortcuts & easy fixes, he's not focused on the overall goal or concept. :(

Be157308a0438e382b88d9db4c12ab30

on April 01, 2014
at 03:25 PM

I agree, the OP is weird. Allergic to shellfish and eggs and whey (and steak)? But somehow he's all for hemp and pea protein powders. And he's on a paleo forum. What gives?

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(238)

on April 01, 2014
at 03:09 PM

You are somewhat of an idiot as evidenced by down voting my answer. It was just a bit of advice which you can choose to use or ignore, none of it was in any way off base. You asked for suggestions, I didn't tell you to go jump in a lake or take a long walk off a short pier. Weird.

Be157308a0438e382b88d9db4c12ab30

on April 01, 2014
at 02:43 PM

I just had to +1 your comment to offset the down vote, can't believe that kid gave you a down vote...it was hilarious. I guess he's also allergic to jokes (or steaks?).

7b9b5de13a30c823dae64a971cb14add

(540)

on March 31, 2014
at 05:17 AM

I have seen that at my local health food store. Will check it out. Thanks!

7b9b5de13a30c823dae64a971cb14add

(540)

on March 31, 2014
at 05:17 AM

allergic to shellfish too. :/

i recognize that meals are best but i like to have options for all scenarios, including when i need to grocery shop but don't have time for 24 hours and need to grab something on my way to work. shelf stable protein powder fills that type of random occasion i'm looking to stay on top of. backup for my backup kind of thing.

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86c97b2779feab3c330f5e1c5fea7e25

(2312)

on April 01, 2014
at 03:50 PM

I believe 100% Whey Isolate would be fine if you just have an egg/casein intolerance. Optimum Nutrition is a good company and sells it for a fair price...check AMAZON.

I think part of Paleo is adapting it to your situation...yes a steak is ideal, however sometimes a shake is more convenient and not an unhealthy option if you are eating well most of the time. Hell, maybe you just WANT a simple chocolate protein smoothie (almond milk, scoop of protein, done).

There are vegan protein powders as well, although they do NOT taste as good. Good luck!

7b9b5de13a30c823dae64a971cb14add

(540)

on April 02, 2014
at 03:35 AM

thanks. new to the casein allergy so i would have thought even the isolate is off limits. i'll check that out.

82ba950972ae984405f174228fa09e8b

(0)

on April 02, 2014
at 03:45 AM

i am legit allergic to casein and am fine with 100% whey isolate products if that helps.

7b9b5de13a30c823dae64a971cb14add

(540)

on April 02, 2014
at 03:51 AM

reading this again - i had a positive blood test for casein (and egg whites) level 2 out of 5, not nearly as bad as wheat/gluten which was borderline 4 out of 5 before a gluten free diet thats still a 3 out of 5 since being gf for 4 years. i don't know that i am totally understanding the difference between allergy and intolerance in this context. i was getting random hives and lower GI sxs if that helps.

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96440612cf0fcf366bf5ad8f776fca84

(19413)

on March 31, 2014
at 11:29 PM

Eat a steak. Pretend it's a shake

Be157308a0438e382b88d9db4c12ab30

on April 01, 2014
at 02:43 PM

I just had to +1 your comment to offset the down vote, can't believe that kid gave you a down vote...it was hilarious. I guess he's also allergic to jokes (or steaks?).

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Medium avatar

(238)

on March 31, 2014
at 05:23 AM

Figure out why you are allergic or intolerant to all these foods and live a better life. Read this http://coolinginflammation.blogspot.com/search?q=food+intolerance . Drinking powders isn't the way. Eat a bowl of homemade fermented veggies. Eating a cup of yogurt used to kill me, now I have a bowl everyday.

F4ae81f342d8f66d784bf5e5c04dc00a

(43)

on April 03, 2014
at 01:18 AM

@samc, what cultures/starters do you use for your homemade yoghurt?

F291857fa12a0291688ea994343156dc

(720)

on April 01, 2014
at 03:43 PM

Seems like a reasonable approach to our personal n=1 experiment....... The OP is "in weeds", he's looking at individual foods, wanting shortcuts & easy fixes, he's not focused on the overall goal or concept. :(

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Cf08ad26759fdd206a2c9f9385080a57

(995)

on March 31, 2014
at 02:26 AM

Protein powder is in. I keep seeing it pop-up on here.

Eat meals, not powders. Hemp seed powder is not a replacement for breakfast and lunch.

Cook some shrimp and put those guys in your fridge. Instant-protein snack potential with some raw veg on the side, with minimal prep required.

http://www.marksdailyapple.com/two-minute-salad/

7b9b5de13a30c823dae64a971cb14add

(540)

on March 31, 2014
at 05:17 AM

allergic to shellfish too. :/

i recognize that meals are best but i like to have options for all scenarios, including when i need to grocery shop but don't have time for 24 hours and need to grab something on my way to work. shelf stable protein powder fills that type of random occasion i'm looking to stay on top of. backup for my backup kind of thing.

618fc5298c4a96b817c4918c795a875f

(1217)

on April 02, 2014
at 03:18 AM

I think the current flood of younger people who have heard that "eating paleo" is a quick way to get lean is one of the reason there are so many protein powder lovers here recently. Gym rats and former vegetarians looking for easy weight loss, not really interested in avoiding processed foods

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782d92f4127823bdfb2ddfcbcf961d0e

on March 31, 2014
at 02:21 AM

It's probably not paleo but I sometimes use Now pea protein. It appears to be a complete protein by perusing the side panel. I don't use it very often, only when I make protein bars or when I run out of my regular protein powder. It's a good just-in-case to have around.

7b9b5de13a30c823dae64a971cb14add

(540)

on March 31, 2014
at 05:17 AM

I have seen that at my local health food store. Will check it out. Thanks!

F4ae81f342d8f66d784bf5e5c04dc00a

(43)

on April 03, 2014
at 01:16 AM

Peas are definitely anti-inflammatory and hypoallergenic. Smart choice.

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Af679502f1e31c0c59c79bd08f324b35

on March 31, 2014
at 02:12 AM

How about gelatin? Not protein powder but you can mix 2-4 tablespoons in a smoothie

F4ae81f342d8f66d784bf5e5c04dc00a

(43)

on April 03, 2014
at 01:16 AM

THIS. iHerb sells beef gelatin powder in bulk (4 lbs.) and I have recently fallen in love with the stuff. It has an odd flavor, and the texture gels up shortly after mixing into a liquid (unless you splurge on the hydrolyzed variety), but it's extremely tolerable to the gut, especially since it contains so much glycine et al.

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