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Old 04-14-2010, 09:52 PM
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Default Would like more protein in my diet

I'm a very picky eater, but would like something during lunch to up my protein. Something VERY easy to throw together in the morning before work.

I'm thinking of some type of nuts. However, I'm wary of nuts only because there are a lot out there that seem unhealthy such as the mixes with dried fruit with sugar all over it. And I don't want to go overboard with the fat content.

Does anyone have any recommendations for a brand I could look for when shopping for some nuts that are natural with nothing else added? Something that would be healthy to have on a daily basis.
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Old 04-15-2010, 01:34 AM
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I boil a dozen eggs at a time and take one or two to work with me each day. (In a small cooler bag to keep them cold.) I also take some orange juice mixed with protein powder.
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Old 04-15-2010, 01:44 AM
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Originally Posted by County Mike View Post
I also take some orange juice mixed with protein powder.
Sounds disgusting!
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Old 04-15-2010, 03:13 AM
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A couple Tuna packets, no water no mess open it up and eat it. You could all do what CM said and throw a couple hard boils in there as well. Could also just drain the water out of the tuna can in the morning.

Other then that there really arent many easy choices for protein other then the drinks. Consider cooking up a bunch of of chicken breast and playing with that. Mix it with brown rice, throw it on a salad, make a buffalo chicken wrap.
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Old 04-15-2010, 03:27 AM
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Nuts are primarily a fat. While they are a good source of fat and they do have a fair amount of protein, they are largely a fat.

As folks have said already - your best sources of protein are eggs (particularly the egg whites), lean meats such as chicken breast, turkey, lean ground beef, lean ham (although, pay attention to the sodium content), fish (also a great source of healthy fats - typically Omega-3), and anything else such as bison, deer, etc.

Also, certain brands of yogurt contain a fair amount of protein as does cottage cheese.

These are probably your best sources. You could go with a protein drink. However, I may steer you clear of the orange juice depending upon what your goals are. Fruit juices have a lot of sugar. If your goal is to lean out, etc., then I encourage you to use water or skim milk and go with a whey protein mix that is low in carbohydrates. For example, Muscle Milk is really primarily a pre-, during, or post-workout type of drink. It has a lot of carbohydrates per serving. I do not recommend it during the other times of the day unless you have a goal of trying to get bigger. And, then,