615 Min5 Min20 MinEasy Baking Pan & Oven Nutrition Per Serving (1/6 of batch)Calories 142total CARBS 15.8gTotal Fat 7.2gPROTEIN 5.5gdietary fiber 4.1gcholesterol 2.4mgIngredientsInstructionsThis appetizer starts with fresh toasted Italian bread slices. Top that...
Whether the reason is to get lean, tone up or lose weight, there’s no denying that high protein diets have gained just as much popularity over the years as low fat diets and here, we will explain why. You will learn the requirements of a high protein diet, the way they work, exactly how much protein and the risks involved.
Try adjusting your diet a bit by eating a higher amount of proteins, a lot less carbs, but a similar amount of fat and you may be surprised to notice that you are very satisfied with your meals and much less hungry during the whole day than when you are on your normal diet. These high-protein picks are perfect for those who want to boost their protein intake from time to time.
It’s not surprising that the idea of losing weight eating protein is a popular idea. Body builders already love protein and will jump with glee at the idea of building muscle and losing fat at the same time. Body builders are not the only ones excited by this prospect. We have already been bombarded with the benefits of protein in the average person’s diet. Strong nails, hair, muscle, energy, skin, blood, the list goes on.
So what’s this Protein-Based Diet?
The premise of a high protein diet is satisfying a high amount of protein in the diet, about 30% which more than double the recommended amount of protein! But how does this diet help us? It is believed that protein is more filling then carbohydrates and fat, reducing hunger and cravings for the foods we shouldn’t be eating, or ever more of the good foods which can still be high in calories.
Eating protein doesn’t mean your meals should mainly consist of beef steak. There must be variety in your sources of protein and it is important that the sources of protein you eat are nutritious, lean or loaded with the good fats.
Speaking of which, that brings us to a few examples of foods high in protein and one of the best examples of good protein at the top of the list.
• Fish – such as salmon
• Poultry – chicken, turkey
• Other meats – go for the good, lean cuts
• Firm Tofu (very high in protein)
• Soy milk
• Peanut butter – take care, much of the peanut butter in the supermarket can be high in fat
• Low fat cottage cheese (very high in protein)
Before you do increase protein in your diet significantly, you must speak to your general practitioner about it first. Also bid farewell to protein shakes and protein powder with our roundup of high protein recipes and foods that you can make from scratch.
Protein Power Grilled Veggie and Fruit Skewers Recipe
415 Min25 Min40 MinModerate Long Skewers / GrillNutrition Per Serving (2 Skewers)Calories 128protein 5gFat 7gfiber 3gcarbs 15gcholesterol 0mgIngredientsInstructionsWe've all heard of fruit skewers, but have you heard of fruit and marinated tofu skewers? All are...
Rainbow Veggie Protein Pinwheels Recipe
65 Min20 Min25 MinEasy N/ANutrition Per Serving (2 pinwheels)Calories 689Fat 29gPROTEIN 39gfiber 5gcholesterol 124mgCARBS 66gnet carbs 61gIngredientsInstructions Julienned vegetables are laid across a bed of hummus and crumbled tempeh, and then all are wrapped up in...