Carb Overload.

Monday, March 26, 2012

So I have noticed that when I run my nutrition report, that I usually overdo it on my carbs, and am lacking in the protein area. Then I get to thinking of snack or meals that I could eat that would be great and proteiny for me, but they include a buttload of carbs too! ugh this is so frustrating. And to be honest I rarely cook, ever. So I'm not really up to looking up a bunch of intricate recipes or anything like that. I am a more of a simple meal person. Unfortunately most of the simple meals in my house, even if they are the good kind, are carbohydrates up the wazoo!

I know I love chicken, and that's what a lot of buff exercise types use to get that lean look. So I'm thinking of dedicating a certain day of the week to just cooking up a BUNCH of chicken and keeping it for the week. That way I can get my protein fill and not have to worry about adding a sandwich, wrap, or bread carbohydrate cracker substance to it just to get filled up.

Anyone got any other protein packed, carbless foods they'd like to share? I'm all ear. emoticon
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    Salsa chicken. Crockpot, chicken and salsa. Eat alone or with tortillas or on a salad...easy, delicious and freezes well!
    2853 days ago
    I second eggs, yogurt and cottage cheese. Like you, I like it simple.
    2853 days ago
    Raw, unroasted nuts/seeds
    Hard boiled eggs (my favourite snack)
    Greek yoghurt with wheat germ
    Cottage cheese
    Canned tuna
    Celery sticks with nut butter (Low carb)
    Beans/lentils with Quinoa (carb to protein ratio is really low)
    Shrimp (filling and LOW cal)

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    2854 days ago
    Dairy is a common protein boost to a snack - yogurt, cottage cheese (watch the salt), and cheese. Nut butters, as JOYCE12356 mentioned, are also good. The fat content does rise a little with those options, but can generally be balanced and healthy fats. Beans, particularly in the form of dips, can be an option (hummus?) that goes well with snack items.
    2854 days ago
  • JOYCE12356
    Fruit and nuts...ok, not carbless, but the fruit is at least not bread or crackers. Peanut or almond butter directly by the spoonful is always a hit for me too! Just go with the natural to avoid the added junk and try to limit to one tablespoon (this takes effort for me) to keep the calories in this atmosphere.

    One of my professors was a naturopathic physician and his favorite late morning snack was an apple and a piece of chicken or turkey (whichever he had cooked up). I just thought that sounded so weird. You just sit there and gnaw on a hunk of chicken???? lol

    2854 days ago
    How about egg beaters! emoticon
    2854 days ago
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