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NIRERIN
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3/16/13 4:51 P

sharing your tracker or a few days of meals [say 2 produce days and 2 protein days and make sure you use "1/2 cup dry oatmeal, 1/2 cup milk" instead of just "oatmeal" or whatever it is that you use] will get you the best suggestions for where you are now.
on other thing you can do is to make sure you are pairing up your produce and your protein. so if you are going for nuts, grab an apple. if you are going to sautee some chicken, do some peppers and onions in the pan first to serve with the chicken. want a orange? grab an ounce of cheese. instead of having plain tofu, have it with broccoli. so if you see one, your immediate reaction should be to make a grab for the one you don't have.



SHERYLDS
Posts: 11,524
3/16/13 9:59 A

ditto on what KIPPER15 suggests.

If you can eat eggs...they are great for adding a variety of veggies...and they are inexpensive. Afraid of cholesterol...using only the egg whites or 1 egg and 2 egg whites is usually considered okay.

Beans are another great way to get great nutrition: veggies, protein, and fiber. They are versatile and inexpensive. Just make sure to rinse and drain them if you buy the canned version.



KIPPER15
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3/16/13 9:04 A

I like greek yogurt with fruit in it. I also eat alot of beans with my veggies. Omlets with veggies work well too.



KKKAREN
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3/16/13 6:43 A

I'm all for the beans and try drinking ff milk with your meals, it's a good protein source.



BILL60
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3/16/13 6:42 A

My challenge is eating enough veggies.



EOWYN2424
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3/16/13 5:14 A

Maybe a salad with cheese sprinkled on top for lunch?



LILLIPUTIANNA
Posts: 1,038
3/15/13 10:34 P

There are lots of good recipes out there that incorporate veggie with lentils. If you find one that works for you, getting both your veggies and your protein could be a lot easier.



SLASALLE
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3/15/13 9:42 P

I use a secret ingredient - it's both a veggie and protein, and it has LOTS of fiber. Beans!!! There are so many varities that I never get bored. It's a good trick to use in your diet.

Good for you AND cheap!!

Hope you like beans and hope this helps!!



23KAIYA
Posts: 4,836
3/15/13 9:41 P

I often combine my veggies with my protein, salsa or tomatoes and spinach in my scrambled eggs/egg whites, apple slices with cheese, carrots and humus. That way I get my nutrients and stay satisfied longer.



JMOUSE99
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3/15/13 9:31 P

I knew I wasn't getting enough protein, so now one of my snacks is 80 to 100g of pressed tofu with either a little peanut satay sauce or basalmic vinegar. I slice the tofu into cubes and mix it with the sauce. Sometimes it's my breakfast, but I usually have it as a pre-lunch snack.

An ounce of walnuts is also a good protein snack



KKLENNERT809
Posts: 7,222
3/15/13 8:55 P

That's why I track my foods every day. After dinner, if I am lacking in protein, or fat or maybe carbs, that is what I eat for my snack. It works pretty well. You could do this throughout the day if you have the time.



LORIVIOLA
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3/15/13 8:47 P

i am having a hard time with eating right. sounds simplistic. what i mean is, when i do well and eat lots of fruits and veggies, but not much protein. or conversely when i eat the required amount of protein, i lack fruits and veggies..... sigh.




 
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