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5/3/12 4:04 P
nutritional yeast. 2 tbs- 45 calories 8 grams of protein. I mostly sprinkle it on salads or add to soup for a sort of vegan "cheesy" flavor. If you eat popcorn sprinkle it on.
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9 5/3/12 2:20 P
Egg whites and nonfat Greek yogurt are my go-to's for protein. I use the yogurt as a sour cream substitute because I can use a ton of it (sour cream is a must for me) and only be adding 75 calories, mostly protein.
ETA: I don't each much meat. Not a vegetarian, just don't like it. So I have to be conscious of my protein intake.
Edited by: ONACOFFEYBREAK at: 5/3/2012 (14:22)
5/3/12 2:16 P
Shrimp and many types of fish. Salmon is a good source of protein, although high in calories, but good calories
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871 5/3/12 2:11 P
SEITAN! This was suggested to me, and I haven't tried it yet, but I'm about to. Look it up.
I can't have soy, or dairy, and we are trying to cut down on meat a bit more, so This looks like a great option!
Thanks for the replies! Some good suggestions here..most are foods I like too.
5/3/12 12:22 P
I agree with all of the other posts... that said, I have been trying to add extra protein to my diet in the last while as I am losing a lot and want to maintain my muscle... so I have been using a whey isolate protein powder twice a day after my workouts... It contains 20 grams of protein with only.5 grams of fat per serving... FABULOUS! In my 84 pound loss I have only lost 5 pounds of muscle! This seems to be working for me and it still fits into my calorie range with only 85 calories per serving!
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5/3/12 12:17 P
You really can't beat a grilled, skinless chicken breast. 4 oz is only 125 calories and 26g of protein. By far the best source of protein out there.
Chicken breast is low cal and high protein as well as fish. I also like fage, its a greek yogurt. It is low cal with high protein also.
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8,044 5/3/12 9:52 A
I have a baked granola recipe that 1/2 cup = 188 calories and 4.4 g of protein. Which I mix into 4-5 oz of greek yogurt for my lunch.
Sometimes for breakfast I mix 1 egg with about 1/4 cup of low fat small curd cottage cheese and beat and either cook in microwave for 2 min or in pan. You could add tons of veggies to this for an omlet if you like that.
Or if you like just plain cottage cheese with some fruit.