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3/7/13 5:25 P

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I make a 'humus' style spread out of just about anything and just omit the oils.
Lower in calories, tasty and versatile.

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3/7/13 8:41 A

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I am an edamame fan.. I just take half a cup of lightly salted beans to work with half a cup of drained mixed bean salad and a little bit of feta cheese for variation in flavour - good protien hit.

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Home made humus prepared without oil.

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I've been eating the "Beyondmeat" from Whole foods, about 4 oz. a day. It has a freakish amount of protein in it. There's lots of articles about it online.

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The high protein tofu from Trader Joes. I cut them into 8 slices saute with soy sauce and use 1 slice as 1 protein serving for lunch or dinner

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11/20/12 6:21 P

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My favorite snack consists of homemade lentil, chick pea or mung bean sprouts (I sprout them myself) - steamed very lightly in the microwave for about 30 seconds and sprayed with olive oil, a dash of salt, and seasoning (oregano, grill mix, soy sauce - whatever I'm in the mood for). They are very high in protein, high in fiber, very satisfying ... and as low calorie as you can get. Best eaten with chopsticks! emoticon

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11/7/12 5:15 P

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Went food shopping with a friend.
We bought six ounces of low sodium turkey breast from the deli.
We were both in need of a pick me up.
As soon as we hit the car it was shared.
Mmmmm delish!

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11/7/12 12:30 A

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Non- fat milk and sprouts

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10/15/12 11:45 P

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fage greek yogurt with honey!! yum!

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Low fat string cheese, non fat cottage cheese and yogurt.

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10/7/12 11:05 A

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These are really helpful ideas. Thanks!

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I've started eating Lundberg's brown ricecakes w/1 Tbsp of Earth Balance Natural PB w/flaxseed and one banana. I read a few posts down, using Hemp Protein. I recently bought some of that, I'll start adding that to my smoothies and see how it tastes.

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Love frozen edamame in the pods.

Please send me a reply.
I don't seem to be getting any emails from Sparkers.

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I've been enjoying the Trader Joe's Organic Greek yogurts recently. If your vegetarian rather than vegan, it is a good high-protein snack. The organic ones come only in plain, vanilla, or honey. However, I prefer my yogurt plain or simple (no fruit), so that is fine with me.

The plain has 100 calories. The honey or vanilla 130 calories. They all have 13 grams protein. The carbs go up for the honey or vanilla, which have 18 carbs.

For a raw, high-protein snack, I like dehydrated whole flax-seed crackers, topped with a little nut pate or nut butter.

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Thanks---I am not familiar with it but i will look into it. I am always looking and am interested in new things.

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6/1/12 2:32 P

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I prefer the Garden of Life RAW Protein... it is made all from sprouts! One scoop = 17 grams of protein. Nice way to start the day with a protein smoothie. My basic recipe includes:

Scoop of RAW Protein
2 T freshly ground flax seed
1 T psyllium husk
1 tsp spirulina

Put it in blender with your choice of:
* frozen or fresh fruit, water, and stevia to taste
* 1 small banana, 1 T cocoa, stevia to taste
* 1 chopped apple, 1 T Tahini

Generally, with the additions, my morning smoothie is 20-22 grams of protein.

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3/26/12 11:26 A

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I have been adding hemp powder to my green smoothies for extra portein. I am loving it!
2 Tbsp --50 calories--6g protein

I just mail order chia seeds but have not tried them yet.

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3/25/12 10:15 P

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I'm always looking for new ways to make a salad. This one sounds good.

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3/24/12 2:34 P

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I buy organic tofu and freeze it. When you defrost and let the water drain out it has an amazing, chewy consistency. I like to do a chopped salad with bbq tofu and garbanzos, it's so good. My dressing of choice is organic flax oil, lemon, raw chopped garlic and a tiny bit of mustard.


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3/5/12 11:51 P

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My local supermarket chains all sell chia seeds. They're in with the Bob's Red Mill products in the baking section.

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I keep hearing about these Chia seeds!! Where do you all usually find them? i.e. what kind of supermarkets or stores, and in what sections? Thanks!!!

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Even when I'm eating 1500-1600 calories (bottom of the range for a guy) I have no problem getting 90 grams of protein a day.

Some low-calorie but high protein snacks include:
1 cup of lite soy milk (with or without a scoop of chocolate soy protein powder - it's still good protein without the powder)
Broccoli, green peas, edamame or spinach - 1/2 cup cooked or 1 cup raw
1 slice whole wheat toast with 1/2 TB peanut butter
15g (1/2 oz) chia seeds mixed with 1/2 cup water and 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup firm, pressed tofu, baked until crispy - no oil needed (marinate it in soy sauce or braggs first if you don't like it plain)
Baked beans (make your own and go very very light on the sugar/molasses and strong on the tomatoes), with carrot sticks to dip.

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1/23/12 3:05 P

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Why limit it to just a snack? I try to eat a protein with every meal/snack. It helps keep me full and since I'm also ramping up training for IM - it helps build muscle.

Quinoa is an awesome source of protein. I like to make a cold salad with it and toss in edamame, spring onion, red bell pepper and diced tofu. Add a little sesame oil, ginger, red pepper flakes and soy sauce and you have a nice dressing. It's a great snack or meal and is super high in healthy proteins.

I've also taken to cooking my tofu on a Foreman which gives it a super tasty consistency. I also slice it into "fingers" and snack on those.

Of course you can almost never go wrong with a serving of mixed nuts:)

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7/20/11 6:13 P

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I too have a hard time getting enough protein without too many calories. I would not give up nuts though, there must be another way to cut back!

If you like trail mixes I highly recommend Wasabi Wow by TJ's - it's so addicting! Wasabi peas, dried cranberries, peanuts and almonds... sweet, salty and spicy!!

Some of my fave snacks are:
apple with peanut butter
yogurt
Morningstar Farms meat subs (especially sausage patties - so good!)
Eggs cooked in a healthy way (hard boiled, poached, etc.)
Almost any seed or nut
Edamame
Black Beans

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7/16/10 7:34 P

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This is absolutely delicious ( TJ omega organic trail mix)! I am having a very hard time keeping under or at my calorie count. Any suggestions?

I've pretty much stopped eating nuts as much due to the high calorie content. How do the rest of you manage this?

Thx. Karen

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Edamames in shell, sunflower seeds in shell, and pumpkin seeds in shell are all super high in protein and the cost in fat and calories is extremely low, relatively. Even better if you don't add salt! I love these snacks because they keep my hands busy and me less likely to keep going back to the kitchen for snacky treats, which is my absolute worst habit. :)

Broccoli is also surprisingly high in protein. Using a ranch dip is seriously just empty calories, though -- try nonfat plain yogurt with a little bit of dill mixed in, and you're good to go!

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I also make up my own trail mix, and your recipe sounds like a tasty one. When I finish up my current batch, I'm going to try yours. Preparing my own mixes allows me to omit a lot of the added fat and sugar that pre-packaged often contain. Thanks for sharing.

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I enjoy snacking on pumpkin seeds.

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carrots and a blended tofu dip I make. It is tofu, basil, a splash of EVOO, garlic. Delish!

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I've recently been grabbing Trader Joe's Omega trail mix. Its a variety of seeds, cranberries and nuts. I find that late afternoon this is becoming my essential pick me up snack!

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For my high protein snack I've made my own trail mix. I think I made enough to last me till next summer, but that's ok :)

I mixed up two parts sunflower seeds, three parts pumpkin seeds, one part muesli, and half a part of choco chips. Nutritional values will change depending on the brands you use (muesli, choco chips), but today's trail mix is 134 calories per 30 grams (a big handful). Protein: 6.44 grams, carbohydrates: 5.77 grams and fat: 10.87 grams.

Instead of choco chips you can also use dried fruits or raisins. You can add more quantity of each, but ofcourse the calories only go up!

I call it Yogi trail mix... because I love my yoga practise emoticon but you can call it whatever you want!

Looking forward to hearing more high protein snacks... I need a lot of good ideas so this challenge is excellent for me!

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JACKIEDENISE,

I like pumpkin seeds. They are good if you chop them up for cooking and baking and for toppings for your salad. Things in which you might normally include chopped nuts, try the chopped up pumpkin seeds instead.


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I agree that 5-10 g is adequate. I have about 5 g of protein 3-4 times a day as my snack. Like MARIABEE said, there really isn't a magical number to apply to everyone. It should be based on your particular situation, whether you want to lose or maintain weight, and most importantly, the amount of physical activity you are getting. The more active you are, the more protein your body may need.

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I would think that 5-10 g would be sufficient. You'll usually hit it if you aim for a 25%-30% daily value of protein per snack. I think the amount of protein (overall) really depends on your weight loss/maintenance goals.

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I'd like to know the answer to that question as well. I love edamame.

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I've recently discovered pumpkins seeds. YUMMMMMM!

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Good question.
I would like to know the answer to that as well.

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For the team goal to eat at least 1 high protein snack a day, what criteria are you all using? How many grams of protein should the snack have to count?

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