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Old 02-20-2008, 07:14 PM   #1
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hello everyone from So. Cal.

hey everyone,
joined this site to see if i could get some new low carb, high protine recipes. I am currently in the Application process with the L.A. County Sheriffs Department, and need new ideas for my diet. Along with working out two times a day ive been doing an egg breakfast w/ Cristal lite to drink...haven't found any real good ideas for lunch other than flavored tuna pouches and a chicken dinner with assorted vegetables. so if anyone out there has some good ideas or sites to check out let me know. and thanks for the warm welcome!



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Old 02-20-2008, 07:16 PM   #2
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Old 02-20-2008, 07:41 PM   #3
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welcome. i will give it some thought. nothing comes to mind right now.babe
ps try putting cheese with your tuna for a different flavor. salad with grilled chicken should work as well. all for now
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Old 02-20-2008, 07:42 PM   #4
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I don't really eat too many vegetables personally. I work out around 5 times a week and get everything I need from whey protein. It's a diet supplement, so it basically is your breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
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Old 02-20-2008, 09:01 PM   #5
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Welcome Scooter!

We'll definitely help you out in the food dept!
Respectfully, I disagree with rmalik23 - while whey protein is helpful, nothing beats fruits & veggies for your fresh food intake.

Glad to see you're eating eggs in the morning - hard boiling a dozen eggs at a time, and then having them accessible is also a good quick breakfast, if you're running short on time.

Will keep thinking up new ideas.
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Old 02-20-2008, 09:04 PM   #6
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It's alright jkatch. See, whey protein gives you protein (obviously), amino acids and so on. A lot of these nutrients are also found in vegetables. But, whey protein personally fills me up, provides nourishment and muscle building protein at the same time.
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Old 02-20-2008, 09:26 PM   #7
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Old 02-20-2008, 11:38 PM   #8
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In your Tuna try some capers for a spark of bite and texture
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Old 02-21-2008, 04:47 AM   #9
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Welcome to DC!! Try wrapping the tuna in a lettuce leaf and adding some tomato to it as well. Take some soup to work, assuming you have access to a microwave. Likewise leftover dinners. Try mixing up your breakfasts a bit as well so that you can take an egg salad for lunch every so often. Try having fish for breakfast occasionally, like smoked cod.
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Old 02-21-2008, 05:43 AM   #10
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Hi and welcome to DC! I've got some ideas for you!!

Whey protein is good in shakes but not something I would consume frequently. Certainly not in place of fruits & veggies. Nut butters are excellent, I eat a tablespoon with a banana or apple. Nuts & seeds with dried fruit are great for snacks.

Make some hummus (super easy and not expensive), boil a dozen eggs like jkath suggested, remove the yolk and put a spoonful of hummus in it's place. Excellent low carb, high protein snack. Hummus is also excellent for dipping veggies in!

For a main meal, Turkey Chili is so tasty and easy. Buy a package of lean ground turkey, onions, mushrooms, green bell peppers, can of kidney beans, 2-3 cans crushed tomatoes, chili powder & oregano. Cook the veg in some olive oil, add the meat & spices and cook till brown. Add tomatoes & beans and simmer for 30 minutes.

Breakfast can be scrambled egg whites with some low fat cheese and lean bacon. Steel cut oatmeal should be a staple breakfast for you, cook in water, add cinnamon & nutmeg and chopped fruit (I add blueberries or dried figs or prunes). Plain low-fat yogurt with 1 cup of berries is another good breafast.

Lunches can be a big mixed green salad with turkey & ham and low fat cheese. Grilled chicken salad with chopped veggies (mushrooms, onions, tomatoes).

This is an excellent Turkey Meatloaf recipe I used to make all the time, served with a nice big green salad. Turkey Meatloaf Recipe at Epicurious.com

Chicken stir-frys with red & green bell peppers, onions, broccoli and mushrooms. And don't be afraid to try tofu as well!!!

Hope this gives you some ideas, all good low-carb high protein food.

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