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Apr
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2015

Are You Eating Enough Protein Rich Foods to Justify D/c Use of Protein Shakes?

We hear it every day….

“I’m so sick of those protein shakes!”

Well that may be the case, but unless you’re able to eat enough to get 80g protein from “regular” foods, then you should step up and continue to use the protein drinks. Inadequate protein can  result in hair loss, muscle loss, and/or impaired wound healing.

The following menu is an example of how to get 80g protein through use of “regular” foods. If you can eat more than this, then feel free to add more produce, “skinny carbs”, and healthy fats.

Bon apetit!

If you need help planning more menus like this please schedule an appointment with our dietitian Suzette Kroll.

Sample Menu

80 g protein (Eat protein first)

Breakfast Time Protein Produce Skinny Carb Healthy Fat (sparingly)
  ½ c lowfat cottage cheese(14g)   Sprinkling of berries    

 

 

Snack

Time Protein Produce Skinny Carb Healthy Fat (sparingly)
  1 oz turkey lunchmeat (7g) Wrap in a romaine lettuce leaf    

 

 

Lunch

Time Protein Produce Skinny Carb Healthy Fat (sparingly)
  3 ounce pouch tuna or salmon (21g)   1-2 whole wheat crackers    

 

 

Snack

Time Protein Produce Skinny Carb Healthy Fat (sparingly)
  1 bag Quest Protein Chips (21g)      

 

 

Dinner

Time Protein Produce Skinny Carb Healthy Fat (sparingly)
  1½ oz chicken (10g)    Steamed green beans    

 

 

Snack

Time Protein Produce Skinny Carb Healthy Fat (sparingly)
  1 oz lowfat cheese (7g) Apple slices