I almost always have trouble getting my protein in. I generally don't each much meat or chicken and I'm mildly allergic to eggs and dairy so I try not to eat too much of them either. Lately I've opened a can of tuna and when my protein numbers are low for the day I eat a couple of ounces of tuna with a little 0% fat greek yogurt to bump them up. I love nuts and seeds and soy products but have to watch the fat levels.
Lean meats, fish!, greek yogurt, beans/ lentils, some cheeses, protein shakes....
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I enjoy making a smoothie with fat free greek yogurt, almond milk and whatever fruit I have around. I add about a cup of ice to make it really cold and it is as enjoyable as a milk shake with a fraction of the calories.
I use nuts on my lunch salad almost every day, not a lot as they are very calorie dense.
Another thing I've been doing is making a rice/bean mixture on Sunday and using that in a wrap with a bit of salsa and maybe an egg white for a yummy breakfast burrito. (Rice + beans = complete protein.)
I love egg whites - as omlets, chopped in my salad, or as egg salad. I use 3 egg whites with 1 yolk for my egg salad and use just a dab of mayo and a then a bit of mustard.
Is Gelatin a protein? About the easiest way to get it is to mix the powder into a hot drink. Or you could make "knox blox" out of any juice you want, mold it in a novelty ice cube tray, and have that as a snack. (Carrot juice, tomato juice, apple juice, coconut milk... Haven't tried it with normal milk yet, but heavy cream is decadent.)
My chicken broth recipe involves stripping a whole roast chicken and crock-potting the bones overnight on low. It might be the cartilage or how the bones crumble by the time I'm done, but the broth stands up on its own when cool.
As for other easy proteins, look into nuts and beans.
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My trainer says I need more protein! Any ideas?
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