Proteins

By twix
@teison2 (5924)
Norway
August 25, 2007 7:03pm CST
I have a really hard time getting enough proteins in my diet. i do not eat meat or fish much. I eat some eggs, yoghurt, beans and lentils. I know they have some proteins. Do you have any suggestions for me - I need some protein-rich food that I can just grab and eat. not much preparations involved. ideas?
5 responses
@emarie (5455)
• United States
26 Aug 07
I good way is Protein bars. If you find a good brand, they're really good and a great snack. I once had one that tasted just like a Chocolate bar (Thicker and chewy but good). They also had a Strawberry Cream flavor. Anyway, its an easy quick way to get the protein you need. Especially if you're on the go. Also they have the shakes as well. I can't afford to get a lot of beef all the time. And when I had them, it did help out a lot.
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@teison2 (5924)
• Norway
26 Aug 07
Thanks for your advice! Do you know a good brand for the protein bars? One with no sugar?
@wiccania (3362)
• United States
26 Aug 07
There's always tofu and various soy based meat substitutes. If you're "adventurous" you could try some of the protein bars on the market.
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@teison2 (5924)
• Norway
26 Aug 07
Thanks for the advice! I have looked at some protein bars - several have sugar in them. i am not supposed to have sugar. Do you know a good brand?
@nonew3 (1941)
• United States
26 Aug 07
Dairy milk, soy milk, and nuts are good sources of protein.
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@teison2 (5924)
• Norway
26 Aug 07
thanks for your response!
@artemis432 (7396)
• United States
10 Dec 07
I'm not sure where you are - I'm about to go to sleep and can't check - but here in the states we have protein pasta with I think 18 grams of protein which is great. Its uncooked. And in some stores - like Safeway - you can get packaged pasta - microwavable - which is high protein. Their are different kinds - like spaghetti and red sauce and such. Nuts of course are high in protein. My mom is a vegetarian and its important when not eating meat to get complete proteins - the right amino acid combination - like beans and rice and such. I would suggest a trip to the library for a book - or do a search on the web. I have to have a lot of protein as I'm nursing and I supplement my diet with a protein shake, you can make it with fruit for a nice smoothie! Good luck!
• United States
10 Dec 07
As far as grabbing and eating - I suggest making the uncooked pasta in advance and eating it during the week. And getting some protein bars maybe.
• United States
10 Dec 07
Oh and remember that fruits and veggies contain protein too - in small amount - like one cup of green beans or peas and carrots contains over two grams of protein. Apples too.
• United States
16 Mar 08
They do offer a lot of protein powders that make delicious shakes. My sister loves them.