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Lean Protein

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

I have always considered myself to be a big protein eater.
Still I am continuously struggling to meet my protein requirement and NOT go over my fat.
Obviously this means I need to alter the types of proteins I consume.
Of course it doesn't help that I have a tight budget.
And I hate cooked fish.
But I will have to do better. With the exercise I really need to meet the dietary minimums.

Time to stock up on beans.

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  • STODD251
    I buy the greek yogurt in the larger containers. It is much more economical. Then I just portion it out into small containers to take to work with me.
    1709 days ago
    I love greek yogurt but that is where the budget comes in. A little to pricey to eat all the time.
    1709 days ago
    I like beans. Maybe I should get more since I also struggle with reachin my protien for the day. thanks for posting!
    1709 days ago
  • STODD251
    Like everyone has said, beans are good, but I have been eating eggs, chicken, and greek yogurt and seem to get plenty of protein in that way. A lot of the greek yogurts are fat free, so that would help too.
    1709 days ago
    I occasionally trade out beans and lentils. I follow recipes because my imagination isn't focused on the lean protein lifestyle.
    1709 days ago
  • RUDITUDI2000
    Time to get creative! Sounds like you have a good start to making it happen. emoticon
    1710 days ago
  • APED7969
    I'm not a huge fish fan but I made a green curry with mackerel and it was amazing, not fishy at all. Maybe just something to mask the fish taste
    1710 days ago
    I struggle with the same problem... And because I worked in a deli as a teenager, lunchmeat is out for me too. Ick.

    I like beans - and i really like lentils - but over a certain amount, they make be feel mighty uncomfortable.

    So I've taken to including hard boiled and deviled eggs (luckily cholesterol isn't an issue), greek yogurt, chia seeds (my husband couldn't stop laughing when I brought those home), other seeds - sunflower, pumpkin. and Edamame (super good!) to my snacks, salads, cereal etc. And I know you said you hate cooked fish... do you eat it prepared other ways? My go-to breakfast lately is a whole grain Wasa flat bread, spread with a 1/4 ripe avocado, and topped with nova lox. Delicious if you like salmon prepared that way, and can manage a savory breakfast.

    I've not tried it, but some people have suggested adding protein powder to smoothies or oatmeal to boost protein.
    1710 days ago
    Beans and lentils are really good ,versatile and cheap.

    Hope you find ways to prepare them that you will like!
    Keep up the good work! emoticon emoticon
    1710 days ago
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