Morningstar Farms and Fish Oil Anyone?

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    Sep 14, 2007 2:28 PM GMT
    Aloha...

    Was wondering if anyone here east a lot of Morningstar Farms foods/meals. I'm not crazy about meat, not for any one reason really, I'm just a veggie sorta guy.

    I was also wondering how beneficial and how long term my taking fish oil (capsules) should be. Anyone else religiously take fish oil?
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    Sep 14, 2007 4:30 PM GMT
    Nope. But a Tofurky factory opened here in town this year. I know a couple of people who work there, but not anybody who eats the stuff. They seem to be keeping really busy and producing a lot of... product.
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    Sep 14, 2007 4:54 PM GMT
    I usually have a box of morningstar stuff in the freezer 'cause they're a good post-work out snack. And they're so easy to make. As far as taste goes... I know some people who really like the taste, and others who don't.


    I take fish oil not so much for any cardiovascular benefits but for my extremely dry eyes. I still have problems despite my drainage ducts being plugged, and so the optometrist also suggested fish oil to add an extra layer of lubrication (Omega-3s). It's long term, though, so the benefits don't happen instantaneously. I don't know whether it's a bunch of crap or not. At least it's an excuse to also eat sushi!
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    Sep 14, 2007 10:45 PM GMT
    [/cite]But a Tofurky factory opened here in town this year[/quote]

    That sounds interesting! :wink:

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    they're a good post-work out snack


    Funny you say that, I eat a sausage patty every morning with my oatmeal.

    QUOTE AUTHOR GOES HEREI know some people who really like the taste, and others who don't.


    It's pretty sad, every meal I make is with their products. I for one, cannot get over the fact at how they get that taste in these foods. Amazing. I never feel guilted by eating any of them and I've converted a few others. By default!

    [quote][cite][/cite]long term, though, so the benefits don't happen instantaneously. I don't know whether it's a bunch of crap or not[/quote]

    Nor do I. I wonder as I take them, should I bother continuing with this? We'll see how that goes, I'm none for the worse I don't think. I barely eat meat and I never eat fish (tuna that I make very rarely)
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    Sep 15, 2007 2:45 AM GMT
    Not a vegetarian here, but I love Morningstar Farms burgers, and Boca Burgers. They're really quick to cook on the oven and taste better with a little bit of hamburger seasoning. Check the Nutrition Facts on the sides -- depending on the "veggie" food it might be high in something else, like sodium or fat.
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    Sep 15, 2007 11:36 AM GMT
    I like meat substitutes now and then but like anything else - moderation is the key! Whole foods are always best but sometimes it is so nice to toss a frozen patty in a pan and be done.

    For Omega 3's I use organic Flax Seed, specifically ground flax that I can add to salads, sandwiches, cereal, etc., I like that better than taking pills.

    Somewhere I found a great flax ball snack recipe, I'll try to locate it. I made them once and they were AWESOME!
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    Sep 15, 2007 12:26 PM GMT
    Hey guys, thanks.

    You're right moderation is wildy important. I'll admit, I'm a sucker for certain things and I seem to never tire of them.



    Atlazeia, I think of it this way. Seeing as all my young life, I ate what I wanted and never looked back- eating my morningstar farm stuff is better than me scoffing down something that's fried or the likes, ya know what I'm saying? Some may be a bit higher in sodium and the likes, but I feel as though I can work with that whereas I refuse to eat anything fried.

    I'm pretty good with eating good meals and whole foods. I rarely go off track because over the past year I've been happy with the way my eating habits have changed and I love the difference it does health/bodywise.

    I never, EVER, knew that it would be such a difficult task getting off of bad foods. A,azes me until this very day. It's unfortunate there is so much bad shizit out there (which is friggin delicious) for everyone to just get hooked on and love eating. it makes it all the more difficult to start eating correctly. The adjustment was rough but you reap what you sow baby!!!
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    Sep 15, 2007 1:05 PM GMT
    The Morningstar Farms stuff may not be fried, but they aren't exactly low-fat.

    As for the fish oil, I don't take any supplements for it. I put flax-seed oil on my oatmeal every morning, plus I eat tuna regularly, so I should be pretty good on all my omegas.

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    Sep 15, 2007 2:51 PM GMT
    Well, that's a valid point. Though my not feeling guilted by eating it, seems to outweigh the fact that it may not be the lowest fat content I ingest.

    God, there's so much that plays off of something else. My mind is constantly in a whirlwind!



    I eat tuna about once a week. Oatmeal everyday.
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    Sep 21, 2007 7:55 AM GMT
    I'm a huge fan of their black bean burgers. If you haven't tried them, I'd strongly suggest it.
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    Sep 22, 2007 11:58 AM GMT
    Thanks for saying so man.


    Actually, that is the ONE thing I'm not so crazy about of theirs, that & the garden burgers.

    I'll eat the veggie steak, veggie crumbles, veggie dogs and ched. burgers until...but those, I don't know dude.

    Nice to hear you munch of their stuff too. God I love their food.
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    Oct 21, 2007 4:18 PM GMT
    I've grown a liking to the whole Morningstar/Boca/Garden stuff. They all actually taste pretty good to me. Sis always said "try it, you might like it!"...so I did, and they are pretty good.

    I take omega-3 caps 3 times a day as recommended for me.