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9/30/12 11:49 A

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I too have been short most days of protein and carbs. I have picked up some good suggestions here. thanks to everyone!

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9/28/12 7:17 P

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I have it just about everyday since I keep fresh and frozen fruit at all times and also make sure I have the sugar free hot cocoa mix.

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9/27/12 10:11 P

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Wow, that just went from 'good' advice to great advice -- do you think it would be okay to just eat that all the time??

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9/27/12 3:29 P

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One thing I really like to do is get the Chobani vanilla yogurt and add a package of the Swiss Miss sugar free hot cocoa mix. It's almost like having ice cream. Or, if you add frozen fruit and let it sit for a few minutes, the yogurt changes consistency and really does seem like ice cream.

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9/26/12 12:40 P

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Good advice, everyone! I'm definitely going to try switching to the Greek yogurt next time I shop.

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9/25/12 7:38 P

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For a quick small snack I and my grandkids like to grab a cheese stick and wrap some turkey or ham around it.

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9/25/12 2:34 P

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I too like Greek yogurt. I also enjoy edamame beans. I eat them as a vegetable and also put them on a salad. A half cup is 100 calories and 8g of protein. It is also high in folate.

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9/25/12 1:53 P

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emoticon What about making your own trail mix with the SparksPeople receipt calculator. You could use raisins, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, and various nuts etc. I love making up my own receipts because it tells me how much I would be getting in a serving. I think it is really wonderful. Trail mix is a great on the go food.

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9/25/12 1:07 P

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Hi. Greek yogurt is great for protein. There are all different flavors. It doesn't have to be plain. I eat blueberry, raspberry, strawberry, there are many many flavors. Most of them have 14 grams of protein. Another source of protein and good fats is nuts.

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9/25/12 12:35 P

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Try non-fat plain Greek yogurt. It has about the same amount of protein as a serving of cottage cheese, but a lot less sodium - if that's an issue for you.

It's versatile. For breakfast add some fresh fruit, unsweetened applesauce, or mix some uncooked oatmeal or crunchy cereal, like Grape Nuts into it for a meusli-type of breakfast.

I also use it as a base for fruit smoothies. Just add frozen berries or banana, a little sweetener.

It can also be used as a dip for veggies as a replacement for sour cream. It's more expensive than other yogurts, but some brands like Fage 0% have absolutely no fillers or artificial ingredents. I like Fage better than Oikos & Chobani - they taste more sour to me. But try the different brands to see which one you like.

Also, try low-fat string cheese, mini Babybel light cheese.

Almonds are a good source of protein, and lower in fat than other nuts. 24 whole almonds is a 1-ounce serving.

Invest in an inexpensive insulated lunch bag to take your food with you. It's well worth it.

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9/25/12 12:02 P

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I'm right there with you, working to cut fat and increase protein and good carbs (especially trying to increase protein for breakfast)! Cottage, hard boiled eggs and the small easy-open cans of tuna are great sources of protein and portable, but that is kind of the extent of my repertoire... good suggestion to search on the internet, I'm off to do that now!

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9/25/12 11:26 A

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Thanks TT...I did do just that! I am a little in awe that I fell that short on my protein for the day...especially carbs, too! Gotta love google!

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9/25/12 10:33 A

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There are lots of recipes here and maybe lists that might help you, but I would suggest an internet search. I just did it and you will quickly find protein lists and complex carb lists.

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9/25/12 8:17 A

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I have just started here at SP and appreciate the encouragement and expertise everyone shows. I need to add MORE good proteins and carbs to my diet. Does anyone have suggestions that I can eat on the go, or pack for a snack? Prefer low fat/calories of course! Any and all suggestions on what ya'll are doing or have done is much appreciated!

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