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SUNSHINE6442 Posts: 1,871
11/21/13 8:48 A

You already have some great sources from other posters......

Pumpkin seeds are especially high in protein, low in calories and fat. Sunflower seeds have protein & almonds are particularly high in protein.

Pepitas...1 Ounce has 8 Grams of protein making them a smart snack or salad addition. Pepitas are already shelled pumpkin seeds. Badia Brand @ Walmart.

Wasabi Peas are high amounts of protein, which add up to 4.3 g per 1-oz. serving.
Get at Trader Joe's or WALGREENS

Gouda is a good source of protein...1 ounce

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11/20/13 10:24 P

I always eat lots of chicken breast, fish, tuna, eggs, Greek yogurt, and meals with black beans. Also, when I eat snack bars, I always eat the kind with added protein. I like the Fiberplus with protein bars because I kill a couple birds with that stone. :)

EXOTEC Posts: 3,300
11/20/13 9:13 P

Wow. Regular meats don't make it onto your list?

Here's another list of high protein foods...
(from lowcarbdiets.about.com/od/whattoeat/a/high
proteinfood.htm
)

Foods With High Protein
Shortcut: An ounce of meat or fish has approximately 7 grams of protein if cooked, and about 6 grams if raw.

Beef
Hamburger patty, 4 oz 28 grams protein
Steak, 6 oz 42 grams
Most cuts of beef 7 grams of protein per ounce

Chicken
Chicken breast, 3.5 oz - 30 grams protein
Chicken thigh 10 grams (for average size)
Drumstick 11 grams
Wing 6 grams
Chicken meat, cooked, 4 oz 35 grams

Fish
Most fish fillets or steaks are about 22 grams of protein for 3 oz (100 grams) of cooked fish, or 6 grams per ounce.
Tuna, 6 oz can - 40 grams of protein

Pork
Pork chop, average - 22 grams protein
Pork loin or tenderloin, 4 oz 29 grams
Ham, 3 oz serving 19 grams
Ground pork, 1 oz raw 5 grams; 3 oz cooked 22 grams
Bacon, 1 slice 3 grams
Canadian-style bacon (back bacon), slice 5 6 grams

Eggs and Dairy
Egg, large - 6 grams protein
Milk, 1 cup - 8 grams
Cottage cheese, cup - 15 grams
Yogurt, 1 cup usually 8-12 grams, check label
Soft cheeses (Mozzarella, Brie, Camembert) 6 grams per oz
Medium cheeses (Cheddar, Swiss) 7 or 8 grams per oz
Hard cheeses (Parmesan) 10 grams per oz

Beans (including soy)
Tofu, cup 20 grams protein
Tofu, 1 oz, 2.3 grams
Soy milk, 1 cup - 6 -10 grams
Most beans (black, pinto, lentils, etc) about 7-10 grams protein
per half cup of cooked beans
Soybeans, cup cooked 14 grams protein
Split peas, cup cooked 8 grams

Nuts and Seeds
Peanut butter, 2 Tablespoons - 8 grams protein
Almonds, cup 8 grams
Peanuts, cup 9 grams
Cashews, cup 5 grams
Pecans, cup 2.5 grams
Sunflower seeds, cup 6 grams
Pumpkin seeds, cup 8 grams
Flax seeds cup 8 grams


IFDEEVARUNS2 Posts: 9,414
11/19/13 8:50 A

I'm always surprised by vegetables with protein! Broccoli is a winner. emoticon

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11/19/13 8:28 A

Greek yogurt it what I use for protein.

JUSTIMEEM Posts: 136
11/19/13 5:56 A

Top Foods Highest in Protein

Turkey Breast (and Chicken Breast)
Fish (Tuna, Salmon, Halibut)
Cheese (Low-fat Mozzarella and Cottage Cheese)
Tofu
Beans (Mature Soy Beans)
Eggs (Especially Egg Whites)
Yogurt, Milk, and Soymilk
Nuts and Seeds (Pumpkin, Squash, and Watermelon Seeds, Peanuts, Almonds)
Spirulina
Cocoa Powder (Unsweetened)
Flax Seeds
Tempeh (Cooked)
Lentils
Lobster
Crab
Octopus
Fish Roe (Eggs)
Abalone

EXOTEC Posts: 3,300
11/18/13 11:02 P

Meat! Whey protein shakes are also pretty good.

BOBI932 Posts: 8
11/18/13 9:26 P

thank you. I just found the mix and match meals and it shows things for each of the types. thank you so much for the help

LOTUS737 Posts: 2,033
11/18/13 9:17 P

lean meat like chicken or tuna, egg whites, yogurt or cheese, beans and legumes, even nuts are all sources of protein.

BOBI932 Posts: 8
11/18/13 9:10 P

I am not sure what items to add to my meals to increase my protein intake . Is there some good things to have to add it

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