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10/19/10 12:09 P

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Anixava, that does sound delicious!!!

Thanks to everyone for your great feedback!!!

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10/19/10 10:40 A

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I use beans a lot-- Kidney & Great Northern mostly.
Toss a handful in salads.

F.F. refried beans + whole beans + diced green chilis + chopped sun dried tomato + spicy enchalada sauce(this is amazingly diet friendly) + shredded lettuce = Yummy quick mexican style bowl.

Lead me not into temptation...

I can find it myself!


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10/18/10 11:34 P

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A hard boiled egg is a good source of protein (don't be put off by the fact that it contains cholesterol, so long as you don't pig out on them.)

Protein bars (lower calorie i.e. lower fat/sugars) if you want portable protein snacks.

A small handful of nuts (also excellent an source of healthy fats.)

If you are at home, a couple spoon fulls of baked beans or similar

Make a (skinless) chicken sandwich or turkey sandwich, and 1/2 it - just have one as needed!

Below is a link to a Sparks article with tons of food and their protein levels. I am sure that you will find it more than useful!
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10/18/10 11:17 P

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Many recommend nuts of some sort, in moderation, as they have good fats in them and protein. I have not tried to add that too much, as they are so high in calorie and I hate to just eat a few.

Dairy products have a fair amount of protein. IE I am eating a 90 calorie splenda sweetened yogurt with 5 grams of protein and 3 grams fiber and 20% calcium. So I might recommend some skim milk dairy products, yes, even some low fat cheeses, or a small amount of cheese.

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10/18/10 11:08 P

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Have you tried quinoa - I got it at Costco a 4lb bag for approx. $9.00. It is protein, I have it with vegetables. It's filling and quite tasty. I added about 1tsp of minced garlic when I made it the other day.

Sorry can't help you w/snacks - I don't snack much, if I get hungry mid-day I'll grab a piece of fruit or grapes. Sometimes a stalk of celery w/laughing cow cheese spread on it.

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10/18/10 10:13 P

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It seems that I have trouble getting in enough protein each day. Any suggestions for protein-rich snacks that are low in fat and cholesterol?

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