Easy Protein Ideas

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    Sep 07, 2016 5:24 PM GMT
    I meal prep and eat a ton of chicken and eggs (by my standards anyway), plus protein powder smoothies, but I still don't think I'm getting all the protein I need. That, or I just want to switch up the flavors a little. Looking for some new recipes that require a minimal amount of time and effort (better than a boiled egg, but takes less than 30 minutes to prep). What works for you guys?

    For this week, I just threw chicken breasts, some veggies, and a jar of salsa in the crockpot. Then made stove-top pork chops with shallots, rosemary, and grapes (stole the recipe from HelloFresh). Don't want to do the same thing every week, though.
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    Sep 08, 2016 4:41 AM GMT
    pull up some recipes for fish, scallops and shrimp. Tofu or Tempeh, Seitan is some what processed but has the protein. Edamame, Lentils, Chickpeas/Garbanzo Beans and Kidney Beans. To some extent Broccoli.

    Concentrate on cooking before hand in bulk.
    use Tofu in a smoothie

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    Sep 11, 2016 2:10 PM GMT
    I'll second the lentils, and I say that as an avid carnivore. They're high in protein and fiber, they have zero fat or sugar, they're cheap, and they can be seasoned in many ways. If you leave them to soak in a refrigerated bowl of water before you leave for work in the morning, they'll be ready by dinner, so it takes only a few minutes to heat them in seasoned broth to make soup (with onions and spinach), a topping for rice (to form a complete protein), etc.

    Their flavor pairs well with ham, so I often cut up turkey ham in the lentils and seasoned broth, and by the time it's simmered and the lentils start to break down (10 minutes max), the flavors have combined nicely and the ham is hot and tender. I serve that over whole-grain rotini. Lately I've been using Kentucky Legend hickory-smoked ham because it's the only real ham I've found that's as low-fat as turkey ham.

    If you want to incorporate chicken, I'd suggest using lentils and chicken with Indian spices, served over rice, because that's worked out well for me, usually with onion, margarine, and a dash of milk to help make the sauce. Chickpeas can replace the lentils for this.