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5/3/12 4:04 P

nutritional yeast. 2 tbs- 45 calories 8 grams of protein. I mostly sprinkle it on salads or add to soup for a sort of vegan "cheesy" flavor. If you eat popcorn sprinkle it on.

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5/3/12 2:20 P

Egg whites and nonfat Greek yogurt are my go-to's for protein. I use the yogurt as a sour cream substitute because I can use a ton of it (sour cream is a must for me) and only be adding 75 calories, mostly protein.

ETA: I don't each much meat. Not a vegetarian, just don't like it. So I have to be conscious of my protein intake.

Edited by: ONACOFFEYBREAK at: 5/3/2012 (14:22)

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5/3/12 2:16 P

Shrimp and many types of fish. Salmon is a good source of protein, although high in calories, but good calories

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5/3/12 2:11 P

This was suggested to me, and I haven't tried it yet, but I'm about to.
Look it up.

I can't have soy, or dairy, and we are trying to cut down on meat a bit more, so This looks like a great option!

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5/3/12 1:28 P

Thanks for the replies!
Some good suggestions here..most are foods I like too.

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5/3/12 12:22 P

I agree with all of the other posts... that said, I have been trying to add extra protein to my diet in the last while as I am losing a lot and want to maintain my muscle... so I have been using a whey isolate protein powder twice a day after my workouts... It contains 20 grams of protein with only.5 grams of fat per serving... FABULOUS! In my 84 pound loss I have only lost 5 pounds of muscle! This seems to be working for me and it still fits into my calorie range with only 85 calories per serving!

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5/3/12 12:17 P

You really can't beat a grilled, skinless chicken breast. 4 oz is only 125 calories and 26g of protein. By far the best source of protein out there.

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5/3/12 11:13 A

Tuna salad made with hummus
Cottage Cheese

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5/3/12 10:26 A

Egg whites
Fish - tilapia, snapper, tuna
Greek yogurt
Cottage cheese

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5/3/12 10:05 A

Chicken breast is low cal and high protein as well as fish. I also like fage, its a greek yogurt. It is low cal with high protein also.

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5/3/12 9:52 A

I have a baked granola recipe that 1/2 cup = 188 calories and 4.4 g of protein. Which I mix into 4-5 oz of greek yogurt for my lunch.

Sometimes for breakfast I mix 1 egg with about 1/4 cup of low fat small curd cottage cheese and beat and either cook in microwave for 2 min or in pan. You could add tons of veggies to this for an omlet if you like that.

Or if you like just plain cottage cheese with some fruit.

just a handfull of almonds or other nuts.


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5/3/12 9:35 A

I need suggestions for high protein foods, without being high in calories...thanks in advance!

Edited by: HEALTHY42MORROW at: 5/3/2012 (09:37)

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