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1/29/13 4:33 P

Hey I'd like the "recipe" for the cottage cheese cocoa & Pb treat. Thx

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1/29/13 4:15 P

Beans and nuts aren't really what I was thinking (beans are more a good carb, and nuts a healthy fat) But I did forget about pre-grilling some chicken and then just having that whenever like my own, cheap, snack sticks. Great idea. Also reminded me about having some egg muffins standing by in the fridge or freezer for a quick grab and go.

Any other ideas, maybe sweet ones? I love cottage cheese cuz I just add a little natural pb and cocoa powder and then its like a desert that's over 50% protein. Works with greek yogurt by adding a bunch of cinnamon, vanilla, and maybe a little sugar free syrup.

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1/29/13 1:47 P

Beans, beans beans! And jerky. Mmmm jerky.

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1/29/13 1:20 P

Love kale chips

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1/29/13 12:53 P

If you are not opposed to soy products I like marinaded and backed tofu. I take a block of tofu, slice it once lengthwise and then into 1/2 cm slices. I then lay it out in a casserole dish and marinade it overnight in homemade teriyaki sauce. I then lay them on a cookie sheet and back at 350F for 10 mins each side. Makes a great snack with lots of flavour.

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1/29/13 12:44 P

If beef jerkey is too expensive, what about just getting some lunch meat and cheese & pre-making some roll-ups? A hard boiled egg or a handful of nuts (although I never personally feel satisfied with one serving of nuts) are other options. A 1/2 cup of beans? An assortmentof more protein rich vegetables or some tofu would beother options.

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1/29/13 12:42 P

Chickpeas ( garbanzo beans) are high in protein. You can make them into hummus or roast them the the oven with spices. Both of these are super easy, there should be plenty of recipes on sparkpeople!

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1/29/13 12:40 P

My favourites are hard boiled eggs, single serving tuna (I like them from Clover Leaf especially the tomato and basil) and these greek turkey "muffins" I make.

Recipe for Turkey muffins (I add olives and garlic to give the flavour more oompf):

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1/29/13 12:26 P

pre-cooked chicken. Chicken breast is about 100 calories per 3 oz serving, and has 19 g of protein. People always think of meat as high calorie, but it really isn't, plus you can carry it in a ziploc bag.

If you have time to cook a snack, try fish( cod ). Even lower in calories( 90 ), and the same protein. Flank steak is 130 calories, and 17 grams of protein.

Plenty of protein, and not very high calorie.

Edited by: RUSSELL_40 at: 1/29/2013 (12:29)

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1/29/13 12:22 P


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1/29/13 12:21 P

Edamame has like 12g of protein in a 1/2 cup (shelled). :)

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1/29/13 12:15 P

I've got nothing against dairy, I love it. That's why I'm asking this question. I have come up with so many awesome ways to incorporate cottage cheese and plain greek yogurt into my snacks and meals, I'm looking for some that accomplish about the same protein to calorie ratio, but in new ways. (If you want any of my go-to cottage cheese/greek yogurt snacks and desserts just shoot me a message)

So what are some other quick snacks I can go for? Beef jerky is too expensive, and protein bars actually set off my sweet tooth so I'd like to avoid those.

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