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2/17/13 12:44 P

To make your nutrition tracker public...
go to your sparkpage.
click "edit sparkpage".
place a check in the box to make the tracker public.

Hope this helps
dietitian Becky

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2/17/13 7:08 A

I love the lean and fit protein drink from gnc it has 25 grams of protein.

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2/16/13 8:50 P

How do you make the nutrition tracker public?


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2/16/13 1:20 P

I like to make a pot of quinoa minestrone on the weekend to have for lunches all week.


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2/16/13 10:41 A

Soy is a great way to add protein. Tofu is packed with it. Try some great recipes here on SP. I also buy Morning Star soy chick'n (veggie) nuggets. They are yummy and packed with protein. Nuts are of course the other choice but be careful to have very small servings as they boost up your calorie intake quickly.

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2/16/13 9:46 A

What is you SP range???
What amount are you getting on a typical day?
If you make your nutrition tracker public, we can give more helpful tips. Let me know if you need the steps to do this.
It looks like you enjoy a variety of high protein foods---are you including 2 servings each day???
SP dietitian Becky

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2/16/13 6:01 A

Barley has good protein, as well as, soy, nuts and beans, & plant based proteins ....also chicken and turkey baked or grilled without the skin, beef with the fat trimmed off & fish. A turkey sandwich with low fat cheese, pumpkin seeds are especially high in protein & low in calories.

1 Oz of Pepitas has 8 Grams of protein making them a smart snack or salad addition. Pepitas are already shelled pumpkin seeds. Also parm and Romano cheeses have protein. Low fat dairy products too...eggs and even egg whites, quinoa and kasha, flaxseeds, chia seeds, hemp seeds. Sardines are a good source for protein.

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2/15/13 11:47 P

I include kale or spinach and often add egg whites to boost my protein. I will once in a while get the prepared protein drinks. I find that Atkins are pretty low in sugar and taste good. Beans and lentils will also provide some extra protein.

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2/15/13 10:24 P

Aim for 15-20 grams per meal. My protein sources: whole wheat bread and pasta, oats, quinoa, eggs, egg whites, low fat cheese, greek yogurt, legumes, nuts and nut butters, some greens

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2/15/13 10:05 P

I rely on cottage cheese, Greek yogurt, kale, and chia in my smoothies on days I am falling short on protein.

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2/15/13 6:16 P

What is an average day's menu for you?

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2/15/13 4:23 P

Choose veggies with protein, like spinach and kale, and grains that have relatively more protein, like quinoa (instead of rice). If you're really truly "too low" on protein, you could add protein shakes to your diet (I prefer whey protein). The protein bars really are absurd when it comes to the amount of sugar they contain (most of them, anyway), and I have always found that they leave me too hungry relative to the amount of calories I have to set aside for them.

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2/15/13 4:12 P

Hi - I am looking for some good ways to add more protein to my diet. I eat greek yogurt, meat, chicken and fish but find that my protein comes up short. (Days I eat fish tend to be a little better).

I have been running and am starting to hike on weekends so protein is something I can't afford to skimp on.

I picked up a few protein bars but the calories and sugar are a bit much. I think I'll save those for days that I hike.

Any suggestions would be much appreciated.


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