Tired of chicken for your protein source?

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firmbeliever

Joined: Mar 11
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Posted: 24 Sep 2012, 12:10
I recently read a post where several people complained about being tired of chicken as a good source of protein in their diet. Well here are a few more ideas for protein rich, low cal/carb foods:

Cabot No Fat Vermont Style cottage cheese (13 g prot, 70 cal, 5 g carbs per 1/2 cup),

Jack Link's Original turkey jerky (15 g prot, 80 cal, 3 g carbs per 1 oz. if you can take the sodium),

Starkist chunk light tuna in water (pouch) (18 g prot, 80 cal, 1 g carbs per pouch),

Light & Fit Greek yogurt (12 g prot, 80 cal, 8 g carbs per 1/3 cup).

Edamame is a good protein source when you just need something different,

and if you are a carb junkie like me and love hot cereal, Hodgson Mill Multigrain hot cereal, with milled flaxseed, soy, wheat germ, and cracked whole wheat (I do mix it half and half with oatmeal, because is is very strong on the soy flavor).

By the way, the lowest calorie, highest protein wraps I have ever been able to find are Xtreme Wellness (I know, stupid name) Spinach & Herbs tortilla wraps by Ole Mexican Foods (7 g prot, 74 cal, 12 g fiber, and only 5 net carbs per 8 inch wrap).

Anyone else have suggestions for high protein/low calorie sources? (It has to taste good!).
Oddity

Joined: Aug 10
Posts: 280

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Posted: 24 Sep 2012, 14:15
I assume if you are tired of chicken you are also tired of eggs.

I also assume you are tired of fish... Shrimp...I'm the only one here that likes sardines, I imagine, but if you do like them OK they are very sustainable, low mercury, high omega 3 and cheap...

I tried some rabbit and liked it, though it was a bit on the tough side. I traumatized my son a bit with that.
Kevinlyfello...

Joined: Apr 12
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Posted: 04 Oct 2012, 23:15
Make some zucchini 'spaghetti'. Zucchini has 7.5 grams of protein for every 100 calories (18.8 for chicken). When it's posing as pasta, you can eat a lot of this squash and the protein count becomes surprisingly large.

Sprouted vegetables (like mung beans and alfalfa) have surprisingly large amounts of protein. Alfalfa actually has a whopping 20 grams of protein / 100 calories. Unfortunately, it's hard to eat enough of it to get to 100 calories. But it's a good way of rounding off the meal and add a little protein.

Spinach has 12.8 grams / 100 cal. Make a dish like palak paneer and serve with lentils (7.5 g/ 100 cal).

I guess what I'm saying is: don't discount vegetables as a source of protein.



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