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Truffles 01-28-2012 12:13 PM

Highest protein with the lowest calories...
 
I have looked into this and from what I have seen it looks like Shrimp gives you the biggest bang for your buck! 100g is 100calories- makes counting easy too!

Any other low calorie protein choices?

TallToriV 01-28-2012 12:21 PM

Beef jerky gives you 11 g of protein for just 70-80 calories.

artemis19 01-28-2012 12:38 PM

I think most fish, or at least white fish is fairly low in calories. I often buy tilapia that comes in individually packed pieces so that I can cook as much or as little as I want depending on how many calories I want to eat.

SoHappy 01-28-2012 12:42 PM

Yes, shrimp is good. I do tilapia fillets and boneless/skinless chicken breast. White turkey meat is also a good one, and cheap protein.

itsmeshelly01 01-28-2012 12:44 PM

Tuna pouches are great too. One tuna pouch is 14 grams of protein and 70 calories.

Mommie22boys 01-28-2012 12:48 PM

Boca veggie burgers are 15g protein for 80 calories. =)

MintQ8 01-28-2012 01:02 PM

Check your prawns - some of the ones we eat are only 66/7 cals for 100gms!!! Not sure how this works - but there you go!

dazygyrl 01-28-2012 01:11 PM

I eat canned chicken when I want high protein. 12g/serving 70 cals.

Or

Dannon plain, fat free Greek yogurt 80 cals/ 15 g protein

mattsmama 01-29-2012 11:55 AM

Aldi's bay scallops (Sea Queen)-
4 oz (112 grams) = 60 calories, 14 grams protein

Quick to thaw and pan-fry, too!

Pami 01-29-2012 12:53 PM

100 cals' worth of egg whites has 20g protein

Kissa 01-29-2012 01:16 PM

But it tastes better with the yolks, lol.

Truffles 01-29-2012 01:55 PM

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Originally Posted by Kissa (Post 15371619)
But it tastes better with the yolks, lol.

Agreed!!! :annoyed:

Kissa 01-29-2012 02:10 PM

:hyst::lol::hyst::lol:

Grace 01-29-2012 02:14 PM

Egg white omelets with a cube of Laughing Cow cheese has plenty of flavor, lots of protein and very few calories.

piratejenny 01-29-2012 03:30 PM

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Originally Posted by Mommie22boys (Post 15369330)
Boca veggie burgers are 15g protein for 80 calories. =)

I was looking at TVP earlier today (after reading the thread about rinsing beef), and in general it is pretty low cal (if you are not opposed to soy). Bob's Red Mill says 12g protein for 80 calories, and it is pretty bulky once reconstituted.

Seitan is a nice, chewy meat substitute (if you aren't opposed to wheat gluten). I buy it at an Asian store, for my vegetarian son, but it's not too hard to make at home. One label I just looked up says 18g protein in a 3oz serving, for 90 calories.

Another way I bump up my protein intake is with liver pills.
Four pills=6.4g protein (28 calories)...same protein as an egg (70 calories)
and similar to 2 egg whites or 1/4c egg beaters (34 calories).
While they don't save a lot of calories over egg whites, sometimes it's easier to take them instead of eating more, and they offer different nutrients & amino acids...I like them! :up:

oneoftwo 01-29-2012 03:54 PM

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Originally Posted by mattsmama (Post 15371448)
Aldi's bay scallops (Sea Queen)-
4 oz (112 grams) = 60 calories, 14 grams protein

Quick to thaw and pan-fry, too!

Are they good? I have seen them and always wanted to try them

mattsmama 01-29-2012 05:20 PM

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Originally Posted by oneoftwo (Post 15372028)
Are they good? I have seen them and always wanted to try them

They are pretty good. They are small, so you get a good number of them for 4 oz.
I use them in the cabbage and Laughing Cow combo.

circusgirl 05-04-2012 04:22 PM

the canadian bacon at trader joes is my friend. 3 slices is 60 calories. I dice 6 slices with pickles and a hard cooked egg and throw it over chopped romaine for an easy DD meal. the 6 slices of canadian bacon alone is 20 grams of (tasty) protein.

lylydvd 05-05-2012 08:48 AM

100 gram Tilapia fish have 26 gram protein and only 128 calories !!

CharlotteChick 05-05-2012 04:23 PM

If you have a Sam's Club near you, they sell the most AMAZING fresh boneless, skiness chicken breasts! And to think I ate frozen chicken breasts for so many years...:p. Add garlic and other spices (like fresh rosemary) and you're in heaven!:yummy: High protein with low yummy calories. :high5:

It's not protein, but coconut oil is a MUST for my DDs. Prevents hunger and keeps me going. :cool:

circusgirl 05-05-2012 04:43 PM

the strips in the bag? They are SO GOOD! Perfect for so many things and the texture is GREAT.

zipp2play 05-05-2012 07:29 PM

Pure protein shames have 120c and 23 grams of protein. They are my go to breakfast on DD's!

soon 05-05-2012 09:47 PM

what is a shame?

stargazer 05-06-2012 02:31 AM

White fish also has one of the highest satiety ratings. So it will keep you full for longer.

Mimosa23 05-07-2012 04:33 AM

My favourite protein sources that are low cal are:

- eggs
- turkey breast
- tuna
- salmon
- chicken breast
- quark

I mix it up, but currently 2 eggs and smoked turkey breast are my favourite high protein DD food!

zipp2play 05-07-2012 05:54 AM

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Originally Posted by zipp2play (Post 15634549)
Pure protein shames have 120c and 23 grams of protein. They are my go to breakfast on DD's!

DAMN you auto correct. Couple that with my lack of ability to type on my phone....

PROTEIN SHAKES!

Carly 07-06-2012 06:30 PM

FF plain greek yogurt, egg beaters and talapia are my go-to choices, but I don't really crave the protein on DDs anymore. I usually make 2 tbsp of PB2 before bed and often fast till about 9pm. I don't seem to get hungry until I actually start eating!:stars:


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