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WHITNEY0089 SparkPoints: (9,387)
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3/23/13 11:22 A

Some of things I eat are, chicken, peanut butter, greek yogurt & cream cheese whip, whole wheat pasta and bagels, low fat milk, fat free lattes, and nuts. Some of these are higher in fat and calories, but in moderation they can be filling, yummy, and help you boost your protein intake for the day.

JBCYNN Posts: 22
3/23/13 11:11 A

thank you all soooo much! really great ideas! I'm sure these will help me!

JENNILACEY SparkPoints: (77,096)
Fitness Minutes: (72,740)
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3/23/13 8:21 A

I use chicken, salmon (other fish/seafood), occassionally turkey or pork (like a tenderloin), low fat cottage cheese, Greek yogurt (the last two are multipurpose, I use them as mayo, salad dressing, in smoothies, in pancakes, as sour cream, as dip, or plain with fruit), I eat a lot of black beans (in salads usually), whole grains have more protein than refined grains (like quinoa, steel cut oatmeal, whole grain breads), split peas/lentils, eggs/egg whites, nuts/nut butters, seeds.

Try my recipe for black bean brownies: http://recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-deta
il.asp?recipe=2433419

Nutritional Facts:

103 cals
4g fat (0.8 saturated, 0.4 polyun., 2.7 monoun.)
72 mg sodium
213 mg potassium
13g carbs
4g dietary fibre
2.5g sugar
5g protein

They are heavenly and having an amazing texture, really light and fluffy.

SPKRAUSE Posts: 543
3/23/13 1:37 A

my go-to animal-based protein sources: eggs, sardines (and other cold-water, *small* fish), Greek yogurt or cottage cheese

plant-based: lentils lentils lentils, extra-firm tofu (baked or lightly fried), nuts

PATTISWIMMER Posts: 4,763
3/22/13 6:36 P

eggs, tuna, , salmon,

JBCYNN Posts: 22
3/22/13 3:24 P

@luckinlove my protein ranges from 50 to 70 g daily. this right at or below the bottom of the reccomended range on on my tracker.

SBECKER526 Posts: 1,493
3/22/13 3:22 P

I combine beans and lean meat. I use hummus with chicken. I search out the protein dense chicken, turkey and salmon.

JBCYNN Posts: 22
3/22/13 3:19 P

I love the chicken with hummus idea!

JBCYNN Posts: 22
3/22/13 3:17 P

great ideas! I actually bought quinoa but haven't tried it yet.

I eat eggs tuna salmon. I try to eat lots of fruits and veggies. I guess now that I'm thinking about it I don't eats lots of fish or poultry
I do use chia and flax seeds in Greek yogurt and smoothies

I will def add more fish

these are all great! keep 'Em comin!

SWEDIEPIE Posts: 338
3/22/13 2:56 P

I add 1/2 cup of beans to my salads
I have a greek yogurt with my breakfast
I have 1-2 servings a day of fish or lean poultry
1/2 cup cooked quinoa either on a salad or as a side
I don't eat eggs or most cheeses, but I do have fat free feta cheese on a salad
A handful of nuts, or sprinkle almonds on a yogurt
And my sardines. I eat a pouch that has 16 grams and 70 calories.



PISCIDS Posts: 498
3/22/13 2:49 P

Hard Boiled eggs. If you just eat the white its 17 calories for 3.6g of protein. Greek yogurt is great source. Chicken I bake or broil tenderloins that I fileted for sandwiches or tear apart and dip in hummus. Or deli turkey breast (70 cals with 12g of protein) rolled with a 2% or reduced fat cheese. Talipia is good and easy to thaw and cook. Hope these help
Heather

LUCKINLOVE Posts: 216
3/22/13 2:48 P

How many grams of protein do you eat per day right now? What foods do you already eat that give you protein? This will help get you more accurate answers. :)

JBCYNN Posts: 22
3/22/13 2:34 P

hello all! just wondering if anyone has suggestions on how to boost my protein intake.

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