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8/23/19 5:38 A



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I eat meat, and altho' I eat it every day, I don't eat a lot of it, and I used to struggle to get enough protein in my diet. I learned to tweak it.

Apart from the suggestions that the others have given, I would like to add that Savoury Yeast, also known as Nutritional Yeast, is a good source of protein as well as other essential nutrients. I often add it to my savoury dishes.

I make polenta with Savoury Yeast as well as Parmesan and some chopped parsley, and let it go cold then freeze it. That way I can crisp it up later when I want it and have it with a lot sauteed mushrooms. It adds to the protein I eat. I add it to Mornay Sauces along with Parmesan.

I eat a lower carb bread which just happens to have a much higher level of protein than a lot of other breads. I often have it with cottage cheese with a sprinkling of lemon pepper on it, and sometimes a little reduced fat, cheddar, as well, or sometimes the cheese is with avocado on the bread.

Take a look at what fruit/veges you eat and pay attention to the protein levels in them. Some are a lot higher than others. You may be able to tweak when you need to.

If you use milk alternatives, generally Soy Milk is a better choice because most of the others are low in protein.

In the summer I often make a flaked brown rice pudding with unblanched ground almonds, soy milk, mashed banana and dried dates. It is yumm eaten cold for breakfast. I usually make enough for 3-4 serves.

I also often make a pudding with a little Soy Milk, Chia Seeds, double protein Greek yoghurt, unblanched ground almonds, and berries or banana, and blitz it all, like a smoothie. If you use enough Chia Seeds, it thickens up really nicely, and is quite filling and has a good protein level.

Make some vege casseroles with plenty of chickpeas, black beans, cannellini beans or red kidney beans, and lentils. Have it with plain double protein Greek Yoghurt instead of sour cream.

I suggest that you take a look at what you eat, and see if you can reduce the food that doesn't give you the best nutritional return, and replace it with something you enjoy that does.

Good luck,
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Quinoa is an excellent source of protein and fiber.

How about beans ? Beans are another plant based source for protein. I love tossing in chickpeas into salads or snacking on hummus.

Are you eating enough dark leafy greens ? Most people don't realize that spinach, kale, swiss chard, collards are all loaded with protein. If you're eating enough dark leafy greens, that will also count towards increasing your protein.


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Do you eat dairy and eggs?

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Here are a few Spark resources that you might find helpful:

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www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.asp?post=all
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As a vegetarian I find it difficult to get enough protein without tons of fat. Today I drank a glucerna which gave me a little bit more, ideas?

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