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2frustrated
09-08-2005, 05:34 AM
Hello!

For the past 2 months, I've been taking yoghurts to work. I used to eat 2 a day. Recently they are making me feel really sick! Like, if I saw another yoghurt I would hurl! :lol:

Anyone have any good ideas for high - protein snacks that I can just bung in my bag for work? Cheese sometimes has a similar hurling effect! ;)


2beautiful2Bfat
09-08-2005, 06:24 AM
They have these new tofu cups in the produce section they have about 4 flavours key lime pie, strawberry shortcake, caramel and something else. They are delicious!!

silverbirch
09-08-2005, 06:31 AM
Well, I've just finished an apple and a few spoonfuls of cottage cheese. That's what I have in the morning (works OK) and in the afternoon (does not work very well - isn't satisfying enough). I have tried an apple (that bit always works) and a few nuts but the number of nuts started to creep up after a while.

I need inspiration too.


2frustrated
09-08-2005, 07:08 AM
Oooh nuts, they're nice! I count out 18 cashew nuts then put the rest away! Could only really eat them once a day cos of the fat content (even though it's full of good fat!)

Totally munch on apples all the time! It's the protein I need, short of chewing on a steak 10am and 3pm I'm a bit short on ideas! I like a protein shake but I tend to either have them for brekky or if I have cals left over at the end of the day! Plus they're a bit messy 4 work!

silverbirch
09-08-2005, 08:15 AM
What about cc, then? Or some kind of tofu?

Mel
09-08-2005, 08:43 AM
I always bake a batch of protein muffins and have one a 4 pm.

Here are some protein muffin recipes:

Banana Nut Muffins

Ingredients

1 cup dry old-fashioned oatmeal, ground to flour in a blender or food processor
4 scoops vanilla protein powder (I use HDT Problend 55 Alpine Vanilla or Milk Chocolate: 27 g. protein and 135 calories per scoop)
2 t Baking powder
1/4 tsp Baking Soda
1 T cinnamon
dash of nutmeg
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2 med ripe bananas
1 egg
4 egg whites
1/2 cup natural applesauce
1 t vanilla
1/3 c splenda
1/4 c chopped walnuts

Procedure

Mix dry ingredients and wet separately. Add wet to dry stuff, mix up. spoon into muffin tin that has been sprayed with Pam.
Bake at 350 for 20 minutes...or less, I like them browned on top.
I wrap each and freeze in a freezer bag.
Make 12 sm. muffins or 6 large ones. One of the large ones counts as a meal for me (I eat 5 meals a day).
Nutritional Information for the whole batch:
Fat: 35g
Calories: 1446
Protein: 147g

Carrot Muffins

Ingredients

1 cup dry old-fashioned oatmeal, ground to flour in a blender or food processor
4 scoops vanilla protein powder (I use HDT Problend 55 Alpine Vanilla:27 g. protein and 135 calories per scoop)
2 teaspoons Baking powder
1/4 tsp Baking Soda
1 T cinnamon
dash of nutmeg
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1 cup grated carrot
1 egg
4 egg whites
2/3 cup natural applesauce
1 t vanilla
1/3 c Splenda
1/4 c chopped walnuts

Procedure

Mix dry ingredients and wet separately. Add wet to dry stuff, mix up. spoon into muffin tin that has been sprayed with Pam.
Bake at 350 for 20 minutes...or less, I like them browned on top.
I wrap each and freeze in a freezer bag.
Make 12 sm. Muffins or 6 oversized
Nutritional Information:
For the whole batch: Per 1 muffin (12 total):
Fat: 53g Fat: 4.5 g
Calories: 1662 Calories: 138
Protein: 174g Protein: 14.5 g
Carbohydrates: 121 Carbohydrates: 10.1


Pumpkin Muffins

Ingredients

1 cup dry old-fashioned oatmeal, ground to flour in a blender or food processor
4 scoops vanilla protein powder (I use HDT Problend 55 Alpine Vanilla:27 g. protein and 135 calories per scoop)
2 teaspoons Baking powder
1/4 tsp Baking Soda
1 T cinnamon
dash of nutmeg
2 tbps unsweetened cocoa powder if you want pumpkin-chocolate muffins
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1 cup pureed pumpkin (NOT pie filling!)
1 egg
4 egg whites
1/2 cup natural applesauce
1 t vanilla
1/3 c Splenda
1/4 c chopped walnuts

Procedure

Mix dry ingredients and wet separately. Add wet to dry stuff, mix up. spoon into muffin tin that has been sprayed with Pam.
Bake at 350 for 20 minutes...or less, I like them browned on top.
I wrap each and freeze in a freezer bag.
Make 12 sm. Muffins or 6 oversized


These freeze easily and are a super portable meal! I have one almost every day for my 4 pm meal because it's something that I can eat while I'm working.


They are also good as a "bring along" for yourself when you know everyone else is going to be eating cookies or danish during a meeting when you should be eating a healthy meal or snack.


Mel

2frustrated
09-08-2005, 09:03 AM
Excellent! I do make those from time to time, sometimes I just can't be bothered! I suppose I should just make a HUGE batch and freeze them!

srmb60
09-08-2005, 12:31 PM
Ilene's pancake. I've found it very portable. I have it with yogurt or applesauce or a fruit .....

RobertW
09-08-2005, 05:57 PM
A recent episode of "Good Eats" was devoted to home made protein bars and other snacks: "Power Trip" (http://www.foodnetwork.com/food/show_ea/episode/0,1976,FOOD_9956_38665,00.html)

LKTS
09-08-2005, 11:18 PM
I love tofurky jerky, if you can get it in your area. Regular beef jerky tends to have too much fat, but veggie jerky usually has great nutritionals.

flipafart
09-09-2005, 01:24 AM
for me a 1/2 cup of cottage cheese mixed with a 1/2 cup of pineapple bits is a really good snack

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Ilene
09-09-2005, 10:06 AM
Yep. :yes: I love cottage cheese too with frozen strawberries and splenda, I don't even need a fridge, I just let them thaw at my desk...

ellenuw
09-09-2005, 12:36 PM
I just made oatmeal with soy milk and added raisins and cinnamon. To boost the protein, I stirred in 1/2 c plain non-fat yogurt and a little splenda - yum!!! Who knew 2 min in the microwave could be so good. I use McCains quick-cooking oatmeal and divide a box into 1/2 c servings in a plastic bag. I buy the soy milk in the juice-box size (8 in a package - 1c each - no need to refrigerate). Grab one of each as I run out the door. No excuse not to have a health post-workout meal.

Sashenka
09-09-2005, 02:36 PM
Robert,

power trip recipes seem good to me, is there any nutritional info on those snacks? They seem to be PACKED with calories!

WaterRat
09-09-2005, 03:02 PM
Ellen, I just use "regular" oatmeal (OldFashioned) and mix 1/2 cup with a cup of water or milk and nuke it 2 minutes, then let it sit a minute or so. Works great. Love it with walnuts and raisins and splenda and just a splash of milk.

RobertW
09-09-2005, 05:12 PM
Robert,

power trip recipes seem good to me, is there any nutritional info on those snacks? They seem to be PACKED with calories!

They had it all written out on the blackboard during the show. I will have to tape the show next time it turns up and write the Cal, protein carbs etc. down (I am a calorie counter) or puzzle it out from the ingredients.

IIRC, the three snacks ranged from ~75-140 Cal.

I will post about it if I try the recipes.

Mel
09-09-2005, 06:09 PM
I loaded the "protein bar" recipe into fitday. Here's what is in a whole panful of the stuff!

source grams cals %total
Total: 3715
Fat: 137 1229 33%
Sat: 20 183 5%
Poly: 45 409 11%
Mono: 55 494 13%
Carbs: 487 1759 47%
Fiber: 47 0 0%
Protein: 186 742 20%
Alcohol: 0 0 0%

In a slightly more readable form: Total calories are 3715. Protein/Carb/Fat ratio is 20/47/33.

For me, I'd have to slice it into 12-15 squares. But the ratios are really off for the way I eat, and what fitday doesn't tell you is the whopping load of sugar that's in these.

They look like they'd taste good, though :) Of course, I think a brick with peanut butter would taste good :dizzy:

Mel

2frustrated
09-12-2005, 10:44 AM
I think I'm gonna start bringing oatmeal to work. I made mine with protein powder last time! :dz: It was so cold this morning on the bike, I still haven't warmed up! I'm a total wuss!

Sashenka
09-12-2005, 02:03 PM
Meg,
I tried your muffins - choose first recipe but blueberries instead of banana/nuts as I do not like bananas in the pies and muffins. Muffins turned out OK, but next time I will not use Splenda - I do not like the taste to start with, and the amount ont he recipe was way too much for me - so they turned out too sweet for me. Next time I will use half of sugar or honey instead, in whole though I am impressed that something with protein powder can be tasty and filling :) Thanks!

I also tried granola from Power Trip and I am disappointed. I could not cut it in pieces as granola turned out crumbly and I just had to scoop it into the dishes. I followed recipe to the T, so it is either my "special touch" or what? Anyways, hubby is scopping it now out of the dish :)

Cheers,
Sandy

Ilene
09-12-2005, 08:46 PM
Does hubby like it Sandy?

Mel
09-12-2005, 09:08 PM
Mel....my name is MeL.
I usually make it with less splenda, too, Sandy. I hadn't thought about blueberries! That's a great idea :)

Ilene
09-12-2005, 11:26 PM
:rofl: @ MeL

2frustrated
09-13-2005, 05:02 AM
You guys should be interchangable Meg/l ;)

Sashenka
09-13-2005, 01:19 PM
MeL,
I am sorry, I imagined writing to you, but put Meg's name - I am not sure if it makes you feel better :)

Ilene - about granola - hubby did not like it! Said tasted like crap (and I did not even tell him it has protein powder in it!)

I finally bought from my gym different protein powder from company called Champions nutrition and I LOVE it. Even hubby sipped on protein shake and said - well, this one is MUCH better!

Cheers, Sandy