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GATEKEEPER33
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1/17/12 10:54 A

Check out the recipe side there is alot of awesome granola bars that are easy and tasty



LINDY2202
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1/7/12 11:35 A

I am a chick but I aim to eat at least 110 grams of protein a day. The best way for me to reach that is chicken- bonesless skinless chicken breast (4oz is 125 cals and 26g protein), canned salmon (80 cal 14g protein), 1 cup of canned tuna (179 cal and 39g protein), Whey protein powder (1 scoop 125 cal 21g protein). 1/4 cup cottage cheese (120 cal 13g protein), black beans (1 cup 227 cal 15g protein), red kidney beans (1 cup 217 cal 13g protein)...I know this is a guys lounge, but I lift a lot of weights and have been trying to reach high amounts of protein...hope it helped.



LINDY2202
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1/7/12 11:22 A

I am a chick but I aim to eat at least 110 grams of protein a day. The best way for me to reach that is chicken- bonesless skinless chicken breast (4oz is 125 cals and 26g protein), canned salmon (80 cal 14g protein), 1 cup of canned tuna (179 cal and 39g protein), Whey protein powder (1 scoop 125 cal 21g protein). 1/4 cup cottage cheese (120 cal 13g protein), black beans (1 cup 227 cal 15g protein), red kidney beans (1 cup 217 cal 13g protein)...I know this is a guys lounge, but I lift a lot of weights and have been trying to reach high amounts of protein...hope it helped.



LIGNSS
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1/6/12 5:08 P

I see this is an old thread, but wanted to add another thought. Herring and sardines are low calorie, high protein. 130 calories and 16g protein in a tin. VERY high in omega-3 and no problems with mercury/PCBs - unlike tuna and salmon.

A lot of people are turned off because of the type they've tried.
My favorite are kippered boneless herring snacks by Brunswick. Appetizing, smoky fish steaks greet you when you open them - not stinky, slimy little bait-fish bodies. Also try boneless skinless varieties if you're squeamish about them.



BSCOTT58
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1/3/12 8:24 P

Thanks for all the good ideas.



DARKANGEL314
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7/10/11 12:49 P

Ostrim Ostrich is actually amazing! Very good in protein, leaner than turkey meat and overall a healthier choice than any slim-jim or of the sort



RAZOR2011
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7/10/11 10:37 A

thanks for the ideas everyone.



DAVIDR1450
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7/8/11 2:50 P

There are also flavored brands (orange, berry, etc) that mix pretty well with water. Put a scoop or 2 in a baggie and all you need is a bottle of water.



DAVIDR1450
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7/8/11 2:48 P

Protein smoothies. You can choose from egg, soy, whey and whatever other kinds there are. Add milk or water, fruit, ice (peanut butter), whatever you want.

Drink it as a regular drink, a smoothie, or go thick and freeze it for a tasty frozen treat.

Depending on what you add to it, you can keep it at room temp for a while.

I also put chocolate (whey) protein in my coffee with about 1/3 of it 2% milk. Tastes great and no need for sugar in the coffee.



NICKY19751
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7/4/11 6:35 A

me too, im looking for high protein, low gi snacks i can eat throughout day pls!



BARRYASHWORTH
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4/10/11 11:45 P

Jerky is low fat and high protein but its also high in sugar, sodium, nitrates and nitrites. I say as far as food goes you can't go wrong with tuna and hard boiled eggs.



RUNNINGWOLFOFMI
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4/10/11 11:34 P

Tuna with a little relish!



SILODOG
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4/10/11 3:30 P

String cheese = dairy, which she's allergic to.
It's great, but hard to sub for if one can't have dairy...



JHKOENIG
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4/5/11 3:40 P

String cheese! Low calorie, high protein, tasty and easy to take with.



SILODOG
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4/5/11 9:29 A

Yikes!! sorry for multiple posts (not sure WHAT button I hit!)... Can Modertor delete?
Anyway... anither woman in my allergy group recommended: Metagenics UltraMeal Rice protein supplement.. haven't had time to look into it myself yet...



SILODOG
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4/5/11 9:25 A

I'll throw this out there - I'm female with wheat and severe dairy allergies: I'm focused on 'clean', nutrient-dense food - not so much calories, but these are my "go to" protein snacks / mini meals (I always try to combine protein w/ good carb):
eggs, edamame (soy beans), soy yogurt (plain - wholesoy brand), sliced or diced non-deli turkey or chicken, grilled salmon - not as burgers... basically avoid all processed things and just eat "whole foods"... I suppose I could do soybean curd too... Husband uses Jay Rob Egg Protein, but I don't like the art. sweeteners...



SILODOG
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4/5/11 9:25 A

I'll throw this out there - I'm female with wheat and severe dairy allergies: I'm focused on 'clean', nutrient-dense food - not so much calories, but these are my "go to" protein snacks / mini meals (I always try to combine protein w/ good carb):
eggs, edamame (soy beans), soy yogurt (plain - wholesoy brand), sliced or diced non-deli turkey or chicken, grilled salmon - not as burgers... basically avoid all processed things and just eat "whole foods"... I suppose I could do soybean curd too... Husband uses Jay Rob Egg Protein, but I don't like the art. sweeteners...



SILODOG
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4/5/11 9:25 A

I'll throw this out there - I'm female with wheat and severe dairy allergies: I'm focused on 'clean', nutrient-dense food - not so much calories, but these are my "go to" protein snacks / mini meals (I always try to combine protein w/ good carb):
eggs, edamame (soy beans), soy yogurt (plain - wholesoy brand), sliced or diced non-deli turkey or chicken, grilled salmon - not as burgers... basically avoid all processed things and just eat "whole foods"... I suppose I could do soybean curd too... Husband uses Jay Rob Egg Protein, but I don't like the art. sweeteners...



SILODOG
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4/5/11 9:20 A

I'll throw this out there - I'm female with wheat and severe dairy allergies: I'm focused on 'clean', nutrient-dense food - not so much calories, but these are my "go to" protein snacks / mini meals (I always try to combine protein w/ good carb):
eggs, edamame (soy beans), soy yogurt (plain - wholesoy brand), sliced or diced non-deli turkey or chicken, grilled salmon - not as burgers... basically avoid all processed things and just eat "whole foods"... I suppose I could do soybean curd too... Husband uses Jay Rob Egg Protein, but I don't like the art. sweeteners...



WAMCVEY
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2/28/11 11:20 A

SIUSAIDH, you indicated:

"I like nuts, but I decreased intake of them for now - fats were too high."

You may want to keep in mind that the fats in nuts are mostly unsaturated and in moderation, are very healthy for you. They help in lowering ldl cholesterol and are a generally good for your heart (they also are a good source of Omega-3s and fiber). Yes, they are high in calories, so moderation is important, but I wouldn't exclude them from your diet simply because they are high in fat. A couple of decent articles on nuts are at:
www.mayoclinic.com/health/nuts/HB00085/NSE
CTIONGROUP=2

and
www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=george&d
bid=101


Personally, I eat 1oz of chopped walnuts with my oatmeal for breakfast; and will often eat a 1oz portion of almonds as a mid-afternoon snack. I use the ginger almonds recipe from Good Eat's "Live and Let Diet" episode: www.foodnetwork.com/good-eats/its-not-a-di
et/index.html
to avoid excessive salt that you'd find on commercially available flavored nuts.

However, at 160 calories per serving for 6 grams of protein, you're not gonna bulk up with nuts alone. For that, you're probably going to have to go either the protein powder concentrate route or focus on more meat based snacks (jerky has been mentioned already, but grilled sliced chicken breast is also nice, easily reheated, or eaten straight from the fridge).

Oh yeah, I know you mentioned you had food allergies and that dairy was out for you; however, if you are simply lactose intolerant, be aware that you *might* be able to tolerate Chobani greek yogurt. In their list of Frequently Asked Questions (at www.chobani.com/about/faqs ) they state that their straining process removes more lactose than typical yogurts and that the probiotics also help consume remaining lactose. It's unlikely that it's totally gone, but it might be within your tolerances. You might want to try a half a cup (3oz) sometime and see how it goes. Their plain yogurt packs 18g protein for just 100 calories and their fruit flavored ones are also fairly reasonable (14g protein/140 calories).



GETNFITGUY
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2/28/11 10:29 A

The salmon burgers I buy have 120 calories per burger and 14g of protein. The whey protein powder I use for my shakes are pretty low calorie. I don't know what is low calorie for you, but 1 scoop of the whey I use is 110 calories and 25g protein. I use 2 scoops, do I'm getting 220 calories and 50g protein after my workouts.

Jerky, cottage cheese, tuna, nuts (almonds), salmon burgers, yogurt and whey protein are all good ways to get high protein with a relatively low calorie count. The only thing about jerky that I would caution you on is the sodium content. If you have a dehydrator, you can always go to your local butcher shop and buy whole muscle meat and make your own. This way you can control the sodium levels.



MOIRADOON
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2/26/11 11:49 A

JB_Balance - Define "low calorie." My protein intake is horribly low and I'm presently searching for a way to increase it. I have food allergies & intolerances - no dairy products, no maltodextrin or artificial sweeteners.

And I'm short. I can't take in the same amount of calories and fat as a man. The nutrition tracker always tells me to "use Peanut Butter" to increase my protein intake but sorry, it's not low fat nor low cal.

And neither are salmon burgers. I love seafood but was shocked when I was the amount of calories in a salmon burger. As a woman who can only afford to take in 500-600 calories per meal, one high calorie food item makes it so I can only have a few other food items at that meal - and that will cause a deficient intake of other nutrients that a lower calorie primary food item will take up.

I like nuts, but I decreased intake of them for now - fats were too high.

Beans are wonderful - but we aren't going to reach our RDA of protein on beans, not one serving. The amount of beans we need to reach our RDA of protein would have our calorie intake for that day off the charts.

Meat, eggs - but I was vegan and now eat meat again, albeit sparingly - a flexitarian. I may have an egg sensitivity - my nose runs horribly after I eat one.

I supplement, I use non-dairy substitutes, but my protein intake is still far too low. I wonder if SparkPeople's protein requirement really needs to be that high?



JB_BALANCE
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9/10/10 1:28 A

I found a new option ... salmon burgers. You can get them at Sam's Club and throw them on the grill like a hamburger patty. No carbs and lots of flavor and protein.



WAMCVEY
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9/9/10 1:32 P

There was a Good Eats episode title 'Power Trip', where Alton Brown recreates 3 "power bar" recipes. Granola Bars, Rice Krisped treats. The foodnetwork page for the episode is at www.foodnetwork.com/good-eats/power-trip/i
ndex.html


I've only yet made the Protein Bar, but it's certainly a good option. Not only is pretty easy to bake, but it tastes great and I love knowing everything that's in the protein bar, as opposed to the list of ingredients that I can barely pronounce that you'd find in a commercial protein bar. Oh yeah, it's pretty cheap (when you consider how many 2x2 bars the recipe actually makes), and at appx 8g protein for 150 calories, they aren't too shabby... Certainly not best of ratios of items already listed (e.g. the greek yogurt, jerkey, tuna fish, etc), but for a glorified cookie, it's pretty decent.

Edited by: WAMCVEY at: 9/9/2010 (13:32)


JONNYJETPROP
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9/8/10 9:25 P

I eat jerky too.



HOSEZAY
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9/8/10 7:47 A

Open pack of tuna, insert spork and enjoy.The pack of tuna also fits nicely in your back pocket.



KJFITNESSDUDE
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9/8/10 7:01 A

Plain greek Yogurt mixed with Albacore White Tuna and Carrots shreds. 50 some odd grams of protein.



GRANTROGERS29
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9/8/10 12:24 A

jerky jerky and more jerky....also protein powder..jay robb is good




THEMAESTRO
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8/27/10 2:05 A

I'll suggest a Myoplex Lite bar. It doesn't taste like crap and it's got 15g of protein and only 190 calories.



INTHEWORKS1
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8/27/10 1:20 A

CC, I will have to check out Amazon. That sounds like a great service.



COBRACOMMANDER
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8/26/10 2:18 A

Beef jerky and turkey jerky. I buy it by the box via Amazon.com's grocery service. It's discounted if you set up a subscription and if you have Amazon Prime you get it shipped free.



JB_BALANCE
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8/26/10 2:01 A

Hey guys - I am looking for a high protein, low claorie snack idea. Can you share your favorites?



 
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