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    What's the vegetarian version of jerky?

    Hey, I'm wondering what the vegetarian version of jerky is. I'm looking for a food that's dense and nutritional, keeps well, and can fit in a small pocket sized compartment.

    I guess nuts would be similar but can anyone tell me something else? Or if nuts, is there a particular type of nut that's eaten by cyclists?

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    The keeps well is the hard part of this. Are you looking for something that is dense and nutritional, or something that is specifically high in protein and has lots of sodium ?

    Also, why are you looking for a vegetarian solution? Are you switching to a vegetation in the midst of training? If so, how hard do you train?

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    Dried fruit.
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    Ever try Clif Bars? Jerky has protein, but nothing else to fuel your efforts. Payday bars are good, too.

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    Dried fruit, nuts, beans.

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    Fruit leather. Basically homemade 'Fruit Roll-ups!'
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    Given this is a cycling forum I assume you are looking for food to eat while riding. Jerky is poor riding fuel whether you're a vegetarian or meat eater. Stick with high carb foods. Personally, I use dates. Nutritionally dense and easy to eat while riding.

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    Another vote for fruit leather. Plums work really well for this, but you can do it with anything really.

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    Fruit leather and dates. I like those suggestions. Awesome, thanks!

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    Bacon bits. They make vegetarian varieties out of soy, oil and salt, maybe other ingredients. They are calorie dense and tasty.
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    If you do a search on "tofu jerky", you'll come away with a lot of recipes and articles. Short of that, get yourself a high speed blender, a food dehydrator and the accessories to make dried fruit sheets and you will be set.

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    I agree with the rest of these guys. Dried fruit is definitely the way to go. Mango is especially delicious.

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    vegetarian jerky = partially dehydrated carrot sticks
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    If you still eat fish (pescatarian), you can go with dried shrimp or dried squid... Pretty much the closest thing you are going to get.

    You need to like seafood and not be afraid of seafood smells

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    If you want a protein-based equivalent to meat jerky, I suggest seitan jerky. You can make it (Google "seitan jerky" for recipes) or buy it from Primal Spirit Foods. I make my own seitan but haven't tried drying it. You might also be interested in the energy and protein bar recipes at http://www.nomeatathlete.com/vegetar...-for-athletes/ .

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