Saturday, April 6, 2013

Clean High Protein Meal Ideas

 

Hello there! 


As a participant in the Jamie Eason's 12 week LiveFit trainer program (Read more here) I have to eat a LOT of protein every day: 130-140g.

This almost doubled my previous intake but man do I feel better, fuller, and more energized.

I apologize if you are vegetarian. Most of these wont suit your fancy.
I'm a meatatarian--it's a personal choice--and most of these meals are packed full of the stuff.
But don't shy off yet you veggians I have some awesome snacks and desserts that may suit your fancy.



This week:  

Chicken Stuffed Sweet potato                    Directions:
4 oz chicken breast, shredded         Wash sweet potato and puncture
1 medium sweet potato                    several times with a fork.
1/4 tsp chili powder                         Microwave for 5 min. Then flip
1/4 tsp garlic powder                         and microwave for another 5.
1/4 cup black beans                         Carefully slice potato up and
salt and pepper to taste                    mix up the insides to get them
greek yogurt for garnish                  soft. Toss shredded chicken and black beans in spices  and top over sweet potato. Garnish with a dollop of greek yogurt.
265 cal * 35 carbs * 3g of fat * 28g protein* 8g fiber


Turkey Avo Sandwich             Directions
6 oz of turkey breast                 Toast 2 pieces of whole wheat bread
1/2 avocado                               meanwhile, mix avo, garlic powder,
1/4 tps garlic power                  pepper, salt, onion flakes, and lemon
1/8 tsp pepper                           in a small bowl. adjust flavor as
1/8tsp salt                                 desired. Fold in chopped tomatoes.
1/2 tsp onion flakes                  When bread is toasted, smear avo mi
1/4 tsp lemon juice                   evenly on slices. Layer turkey breast
                                                      3 grape tomato, chopped          and close.
                                                      2 slices whole wheat toast
421 cal * 31 carbs* 14g fat * 49g protein * 9g fiber




Mug Protein Cake              Directions:
3 tbs egg whites                   Blend oats in a blender until a powder.
1/4 cup oats (blended)         Thoroughly mix oat flour, egg whites,
1 truvia packet                     truvia packet, flaxseed and cocoa
1/2 tbs ground flaxseed        powder in a large mug. Microwave
2 tsp cocoa powder              for ~1 min until cooked.
1/4 cup greed yogurt            Mix greek yogurt, vanilla, truvia, and
1/2 tsp vanilla                      cinnamon in a small bowl.
1 truvia packet                     Remove cake from mug and lay on the
cinnamon to taste                 bed of greek yogurt. Garnish with
                                                      chopped banana                   sliced banana and extra cinnamon.
222 cal * 31 carbs * 5g fat * 18g fat * 6 fiber*


Cottage Cheese and Veggies
1/2 cup cottage cheese
veggies of choice; my favorite are:
sweet peppers, carrots, cherry tomato,
celery, and cucumber.

nutritional value will vary on the amount of veggies and the type of cottage cheese you use: 4%-fat free ,small curd to large curd.  But 1/2 a cup will have ~12g protein!!! 


ENJOY!!!

All nutritional information provided is for reference purposes only. Nutritional value may very based on the ingredients used

I'll be posting a few of these protein loaded meals, snacks, and dessert so stay tuned!

*Update* For my next list of Clean High Protein Foods 
Click {HERE}

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