Protein Ideas

I have a pretty solid list of proteins that I’ve been incorporating each day, but I ran across this list and liked some of the new ideas. No, liver wasn’t one of them :)

  • Milk shakes: from non-fat dry milk(reconstituted), ice, and flavorings.
  • Roasted soy nuts: buy in health food store or make your own. Soak soy beans in water in refrigerator for 2 nights, changing water once(use discarded water for soups or plants). Drain and roast in 300 oven on lightly oiled and salted pan until light brown.
  • Cheese, cheese, cheese! Add grated cheese to eggs, sandwiches, casseroles, salads, snacks: on whole wheat crackers and celery.
  • Cottage cheese: is the cheapest and best source of protein! Add to gelatin salad, scrambled eggs, casseroles such as lasagna and other Italian dishes, make vegetable and cracker dips out of blended cottage cheese, onions, spices.
  • Non-fat dry milk: add to hamburgers, meatballs, meatloaf, casseroles, and breads.
  • Yogurt: blend with gelatin for interesting fruit salad, use in place of sour cream for dips.
  • Soy flour: Add to bread(1/4C.) when baking.
  • Eggs: Keep hard boiled and deviled eggs in refrigerator for snacking, make custard for dessert. Sunflower seeds: add to sandwich spreads(chicken salad) and salads.
  • Wheat germ: add to cereal, breads, cookies, baked goods, serve over ice cream.
  • Brewers Yeast: increase needed B vitamins too and helps combat fatigue. Good for milk production too.
  • Liver: best source of just about everything! Cook and grind to combine to hamburger.
  • Granola: make own from whole grain cereals(oatmeal, 4 grain cereal) wheat germ, coconut, nuts, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, oil, honey, vanilla, cinnamon.
  • Combining vegetable proteins to make complete proteins: Rice + Legumes, corn + legumes, wheat + legumes, wheat + sesame + soy beans, rice + sesame, rice + brewers yeast, beans + corn, vegetables + mushrooms or nuts or sesame seeds.
  • Beans and corn: marinated salad of kidney beans, corn, celery, onion and Italian dressing. Serve chili with cornbread. Mexican food!
Compiled by: Susan Chamberlin, AAHCC, ©2000 AAHCC R-495
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  1. says

    to up your protein take from yogurt, buy greek yogurt. the brand i buy (chobani) has almost 20 grams in one serving! it is also thicker and creamier. so yummy!