Need Help in HIGH in PROTEIN MEALS

Updated on October 22, 2008
S.S. asks from Bellflower, CA
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Hello ladies. I need your help. My Boyfriend was burned this weekend. He has 2nd degree burns on his face, neck and hand. He was in the hospital for two days and is now at home. The doctor told him to eat normal, but to consume as much protein as he can. I guess the protien helps the healing process. I know chicken has protein. He cannot eat fish though. I need help in getting some meals together, and keeping things in stock for him. Any basic foods to keep around or recepies will help me, him, us. Thank you.

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Thank you all for you help. I've picked up alot of good advice and receipies too. I've stocked up on lots of beans and meats. I've gotten so many different ideas from all of you. Thank you all so much. My Boyfriends recovery has been good. He actually suprised the Doctors on his visit last Thursday. They could not beleive how fast his face and hand were healing. We are having a slower healing process on his neck area, but we, he, should be okay. I am very thankfull to all of you and to this website.

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C.P.

answers from San Diego on

Hi S.,

Maybe this website can help... http://www.highproteinfoods.net/

I hope he heals quickly and smoothly!

-Char

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C.J.

answers from Honolulu on

When I was pregnant they told me to eat lots of eggs for the protein. Anything with eggs. I would go to foodnetwork.com type in eggs and get recipes also with red lean meat.

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T.M.

answers from Reno on

I am so sorry to hear that!
All meats, cheese, milk, nuts and eggs have protein.
Cottage cheese is very high in protein
Also Peanut Butter is great and easy

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C.H.

answers from Los Angeles on

Sorry to hear about the burn, that sounds painful!! A supplement I take is high protein and was created for people to rebuild muscle & for faster healing from injuries, chemo, surgery, etc. (I take it for other reasons, I have a hard time absorbing many nutrients so this is much easier for my body to absorb).

It's called Juven, made my Abbott Labs. I know some health food stores carry it, but I buy it online directly since it's cheaper. Go to: http://juven.com/. I do have to say it's not cheap, but I've been taking it for over a year & a half and it has helped me A LOT.

Good luck and I hope he heals well.

P.S...Forgot to add that this is a powdered drink you take twice a day. I buy the orange flavor, mix it with water and it tastes good. Haven't tried the grape flavor yet. With it being a liquid, your body can absorb it much easier than a pill form.

C.

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E.N.

answers from San Diego on

Peanut butter is good, you can use it for a snack with apples or something. Most all beans are good, bean burrito, lentil soup. I pray he recovers speedily!

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K.L.

answers from Santa Barbara on

Hello,

First of all let me say how sorry I am to hear that your boyfriend has been burned. God bless you both. I pray for fast healing for him.
If you combine beans with rice it makes a complete protein. black beans and brown rice are my favorite together (put some melted cheese on top and it's super yummy). Of course all animal muscle has protein (chicken, beef, fish, pork). Some vegetable are also high in protein and I know that quinoa which is a grain is high in protein. Here is a list of some other items that are high in protein:

Soyfoods (tofu, tempeh, TVP, soy milk, "new generation" soyfoods such as "soysage", ready-grounds, etc)

Beans & legumes (chickpeas, black beans, lentils, kidney beans, ad infinitum), especially in combo with whole grains

Nuts & seeds (including nut butters)

Take care,

K.

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J.E.

answers from Los Angeles on

Beans and peanut butter are healthy and very high in protein. Sorry to hear about your boyfriend. How awful!!! Wishing him a speedy recovery.

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E.O.

answers from Los Angeles on

You can try tofu, mix it together with just about anything and it takes on the taste of that food. Also there are meat substitutes that are really pretty good. I use the taco substitute with chips and make nachoes.
Vegetarian/vegan sites have some great receipes

Soy beans are also very good.

Happy healing.
EO

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M.A.

answers from Los Angeles on

I'm so sorry to hear about your boyfriend's injury. There are lots of protein sources you can try. Beans and red meat are the first I think of. Try making chili (with either ground beef or a combination of ground beef and ground turkey), beef stew, bean-and-sausage stew, etc. If you are not accustomed to making these recipes, you can find some easy ones on the Internet. If you have a slow cooker (Crockpot) they are very easy. Also, tacos (homemade, not fast food) are a great high-protein meal. Brown ground beef, ground turkey or both together with some taco seasoning, then top with canned black or pinto beans and some cheese; that's a lot of protein. Ground turkey is a great high-protein substitute for ground beef, but if your boyfriend doesn't like the turkey that much you can use half beef and half turkey (I make meatloaf this way -- it still tastes enough like beef that my husband doesn't complain but it cuts the fat and it's LOADED with protein.) Does your boyfriend like yogurt? That's also a decent source of protein, though even better for protein is kefir. It's a "cultured milk product" that tastes like plain yogurt but it has a thinner consistency; it pours, like thick milk. It's very good in smoothies, or with cereal or oatmeal for breakfast, or can be substituted for mayonnaise in things like chicken or egg salad. (Eggs are also high in protein.) I've found kefir at Trader Joe's and at Sprouts. One of the Winco stores near me used to carry it but now they don't, so be aware this item may be hard to find. Back to the beans -- if he doesn't like beans per se, will he eat hummus? It's good as a dip for crackers, bread or veggies. (To make hummus, combine 1 can chick peas w/ juice squeezed from one lemon, 1/3 cup of tahini, which is ground sesame seeds and their oil, found in health food stores, plus a teeny bit of olive oil and one or two cloves of crushed raw garlic. The chick peas and tahini have lots of protein.) If he has to watch his cholesterol, don't go too heavy on eggs, but substitute egg whites for at least some of the eggs. I buy the pasteurized egg whites in the carton and they are great for scrambled eggs, omelettes or in smoothies. They are safe to use raw in smoothies and have all the protein from the eggs but not the cholesterol. This is differnet from the "egg beaters" which I believe also contain yolk or other strange artificial ingredients. Peanut butter and raw nuts are great high-protein snacks (the nuts don't have as many calories and no added sugar as the peanut butter, though). Good luck to you both and I hope he heals quickly! ... oh, I forgot to mention quinoa. It's a grain and you can use it instead of rice, but it has a lot of protein in it. Find it at health food stores or in bulk at Winco.

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G.S.

answers from Los Angeles on

Hi there, I'm sorry about your boyfriends injuries, its great that your doing your best to get him on the road to recovery.

While I was trying to build muscle mass, I found I couldn't eat too much meat because it filled me up too quickly, and sometimes stomach issues (maybe because I grew up mostly veg.)

So I concentrated on protein shakes at first, which were high in protein but may have additives which your boyfriend may or may not need, so make sure you check the labels if you go this route. I also ate tofu, which my father ate regularly, its also high in protein, but some people dont' have much of a taste for it.

But then I researched and found that most cottage cheese is very dense in protein! I like the cottage cheese at Albertson's (kroger's brand).

It has 14grams of protein in a 1/4 cup! Anyone can eat a quarter cup or even a 1/2 cup of cottage cheese in one sitting, even as a snack. And with that little 1/2 cup you have 30grams of protein, just like that. :D

It comes flavored too, if you don't care for plain and I know friends that have made dips with it. If you blend it, it basically becomes similar to yogurt.
http://www.stumptuous.com/cms/displayarticle.php?aid=23

Like egg whites and chicken breasts its low in fat, and carbs but high in protein AND its cheaper than chicken too.

Oh, I second the lentils too! Very protein dense, low volume. :) Hope this helps!

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L.T.

answers from San Diego on

Hi S.,
I use to work in a Burn Unit, many of our patients had decreased appetites because of the antibiotics and pain medication, so we supplemented them with high protein/high calorie protein smoothies or shakes. We would put in a high grade protein powder (egg/dairy, whey or soy depending on diet restrictions), if he can handle dairy, then you can add it to milk, yogurt and even add in a little ice cream and fruit. As far as regular protein foods: chicken, pork, red meat, eggs, milk, yogurt, cheese, tofu, beans w/ rice, lentils. It seemed the more simple and dense the protein, the better we were able to get the food in: hard boiled egg 1-2 times day, cheese sticks; also if he can eat nuts, they are packed w/ protein. Hope he heals up well!!

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C.C.

answers from Los Angeles on

Hi S. -

I'm so sorry to hear about your boyfriend! Help him recover by having him drink Juice Plus Complete protein and nutritional shakes. www.wethriveonjuiceplus.com. Not only does one scoop have 13 grams of protein (he can use as many as he can drink a day), but it has a whole lot of other plant based nutrients that will give him the nutrients, enzymes, anti-oxidants his body needs to help repair itself. It's also very low cal, low sugar, low sodium so that he gets what he needs in a healthy package. He can guzzle several glasses a day of water (with a scoop of powder mixed with each), or you can blend it in fruit smoothies. Or better yet, make him a chocolate smoothie with peanut butter mixed in for even more protein. I can send you the ingredient list and more info on it if you want to email me at [email protected]____.com.

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J.W.

answers from San Diego on

Eggs, cheese, certain types of bread(Ezekiel 4:9 bread). Make lots of sandwiches he can grab while recovering. Will keep his healing in my prayers.

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M.C.

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I wish him and you luck - he sounds great. A lot of guys like jerky, and it's always ready to munch on. Also - nuts have protein - keep a variety around in little bowls so he can grab them.
M.

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J.C.

answers from Los Angeles on

Is he a red meat eater? Steak is always a winner if he eats red meat. What about pork? Pork chops? Basiclly any meat. Also dairy (yogurt, milk, cheese), eggs, beans (baked beans is a comfort food of mine as well as chili), peanut butter, nuts in general and spinich is also good. Spinich is very high in iron which will help the healing process. I tend to crave spinich myself certain times of the month and my hubby is not terribly wild about spinich so i 'cream' it by adding cheese to it and he eats it then which would add more protein for your case. Good luck!

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T.M.

answers from Los Angeles on

I am so sorry for your boyfriend, with your permission I would like to send his name to a healing group I belong to, they do such excellent work, and have healed so many, I would need his first and last name and the city he lives in.. you can reply with your email address, I will responde to it.. I can't place mine in here because of my celebrity status

Blessings & Prayers sent

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J.W.

answers from Los Angeles on

So sorry, hope he is well soon. Keep hard boiled eggs on hand. They are very high in protein. I like to mash them up, add some mayo, and make sandwiches. You can also just give him some before a meal if it is not high in protein. You may also want to try a protein shake. Jay Robb is quite paletable, but kind of pricey. Good luck. : )

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K.D.

answers from Las Vegas on

Hi S. - I havent read what the other moms have said so forgive me if Im redundant. When I was pregnant with my twins I had to eat an insane amount of protein every day. Red meat is very high in protein. Dairy is also high in protein....soo milk, yogurt, cheese. So you could make a protein shake from milk, protein powder, bananas and ice cream. They are pretty good. Cook a steak or a hamburger. You could give him peanuts to snack on. Also I hear soy nuts carry some protein. Good luck.

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J.C.

answers from San Diego on

TOFU & Soybeans!!!!! Trader Joe's, Sprouts, Whole Foods, etc all have these little packs of flavored baked tofu that is really good. Whole foods has an amazine Sesame one in their food to go area, my daughter chows it!
Other wise just stir fry it up like you would anything else. Use Almond Butter instead of peanut butter on toast in the AM.
Whole Foods also sells Goatean (a protein poweder) best source for the powedered variety.

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S.H.

answers from Los Angeles on

You can try stir frying chicken and tofu, you and use any sause. But I love thai peanut sause... or you can also add peanuts. You can add slivered almonds to salads. Almond Milk also has a lot of protein without the fat of milk that you can cook with or serve in his cerial (it's really good!).
He is really lucky to have you to take care of him. Good Luck!

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C.A.

answers from Los Angeles on

Obviously red meat. But, trader Joe's sells high protein shakes and bars.

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D.P.

answers from San Diego on

It looks like you have already received some great input. I agree with the previous responses, I would add:
edadame, Go Lean Crunch cereal and spinach pancakes.
I also make chili with lots of spinach, kale, white beans, kidney beans, zucchini and turkey.

Best of luck!

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D.D.

answers from Los Angeles on

protein shakes...i like vanilla ones...my favorite is by Kashi mixed w/ vanilla almond milk (by Blue Diamond)..you can get both at Trader Joe's..turkey also ..egg whites..milk, tofu, roast beef, sausages, bacon, ham, corned beef, whey protein shake powder, almonds, peanuts..yogurt, peanut butter.

i'm sorry to hear about your boyfriend..i hope he feels better soon* sounds like you're taking good care of him.

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K.R.

answers from Los Angeles on

1 bag of lentils rinsed and cleaned.
Some ham chopped up however much you want.
A bit of olive oil, 1 tbsp.
1 can of stewed or chopped tomatos.
1 onion chopped.
Some chopped carrots, again however much you want.
Garlic salt to taste, I like salty things but however much you want.
Put it all in the crock pot with 8 cups of water.
I put it in in the morning on low and it is ready when I get home. Serve the lentils over rice.
This meal is wonderful and lentils are so good for your body. My kids love it. It is so cheap to make, the whole meal with the rice is way under $10. I make extra and in the morning we put the lentils in a frying pan and serve a fried egg over the top with toast. This is very very healthy and not fattening as you use olive oil. My trainer also agrees that this is an almost perfect healthy meal. If you have never had lentils I definitly say try them you will love them. They are in the bean section at the market.
Hummus is great as well. It is full of protein and great for snacking. Trader Joes has really good hummus. Eat it with pita bread. Good Luck!!!

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A.C.

answers from Los Angeles on

Tofu is a great source of protein and is wonderful addition to fruit smoothies. The mori nu tofu that comes in a sealed box is easy to keep in your fridge.

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J.M.

answers from Los Angeles on

Protein is found in all meat (chicken, beef, pork, and fish) all dairy products (milk, cheese, cottage cheese, yogurt)eggs, and all nuts (including peanut butter) and beans (pinto, lentil, etc.). There are protein health bars available also.
Good luck with his healing........

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B.H.

answers from Los Angeles on

OH MY! My prayers are with both of you.

CHeck out this simple protein solution
use 1 scoop of this: http://liveitdontdiet.isagenix.com/ca/en/isaleanshake.dhtml and one scoop of this:
http://liveitdontdiet.isagenix.com/ca/en/isapro.dhtml
and he will get 30 grams of protein per "meal". It is natural, organic and full of 242 other vitmains, minerals and nutrients. Skin grows from the inside out, feed his inside what he needs. We also have a skin care line that gets great results.

I can help you with this is you want.

B.
Family Nutrition Coach
I beleive in Education, not Medication

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E.B.

answers from San Luis Obispo on

S.,
Ground Turkey is reasonably priced and can be used for tacos, beans, etc. Costco sells 4 in a pkg. for a very good price. You can always freeze the containers separately. Sometimes I mix McClintock beans in with the ground turkey. It adds a little sip to the taste.
Pick up breast of chicken and cook them in the microwave about 7 minutes per lb. Then slice and use as you want for different recipes.
Buy sandwich rolls and put chicken with cheese, and greens plus tomatoes, onions, etc. plus whatever condiments he likes. I microwave the roll with the cheese and chicken for about 25 seconds to melt the cheese and warm the chicken. Then add your lettuce greens, tomatoes and onions. Quick and tasty.
Peanut butter is a great source of protein. Put it on bread, crackers, rice cakes, or even give him a large spoon of peanut butter to eat off the spoon. Make sure he has something to wash it down with.
You said fish was out, but tuna salad in a can taste different then regular fish. Mix it with mayo, pickles, onions, whatever he likes in it. Put it on bread or toast the bread.
Buy a rotisserie chicken from the store. Costco has extra large chickens for the same price you pay for smaller ones at the local grocery store. Make him hamburgers out of ground beef with all the trimmings, plus some type of chips and veggies on the side. Eggs are a good source of protein. Fry them, scramble them, make an egg sandwich with mozzarella. Don't forget seasoning like garlic powder, etc. Toast the bread, add the scrambled egg, add the cheese and place in the microwave for less than a minute. The cheese melts and it tastes very good.

Remember you can have any meal anytime of the day. Breakfast at night, lunch in the morning, dinner whenever, mix them up. Beans are a good protein with rice. The two together create a whole protein. If you don't want to make rice, go to Trader Joe's and pick up frozen brown rice that comes in pouches in a box. Really simple to use! Take one of the pouches out (3 to a box), cut a small corner opening, and put in microwave for 3 minutes, then let it sit for a minute before taking it out of the pouch. Serve hot, and you can save what you don't use for later.
Stir fry onions and garlic in a little oil, then add sliced chicken and any veggies you want to add. Throw your rice in at the end, if you like sesame oil, add a few drops at the very end. If you like soy sauce(reduce sodium is best), add it to everything while cooking. Then serve. Doesn't take much time. You can even purchase precut veggies if you don't like to cut up veggies.
Steak is always easy and really packs the protein. Season with salt, pepper, garlic powder, worchestershire sauce, and place in broiler. If you want med rare, cook for a couple minutes on one side, turn over the steak and season if you haven't already on that side. Then cook for a few minutes on that side. If it is too rare, broil longer, but keep an eye on it.
Pork chops are easy, season with worchestershire sauce, salt and pepper. Bake in the oven. Depending on the cut, will decide how long. Fry in a pan if you prefer, but watch that it isn't over cooked. You can add a little water at the very end and put a lid on it. But if you want it crispy, don't add the water.
I hope these ideas help you out.

E.:)

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N.T.

answers from Los Angeles on

Lots of good suggestions here! Trader Joe's has a pretty decent tasting vanilla whey protein powder that makes good shakes and smoothies. It can be hard to eat a lot of protein day in and day out. South Beach diet, anyone?

Best of luck to your boyfriend in his recovery. Glad he has you to take care of him!

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S.F.

answers from Reno on

Hi! I'm hypoglycemic and so I've done quite a bit with high protein foods. Here's my list of favorites...

Chicken (including chicken soup which my grandma swears will heal anything <g>)
Beef (steak, hamburger, soup)
yogurt
any cheese (as salad toppings, cut a chunk off a block, cottage cheese)
Pork (baked pork chops are my favorite)

You can do so much with these, from baking to roasting to slow cooking them in a crock pot. I'm not much of a cook, but these are my staples and no one in my family has starved yet!

Good luck with the healing process.

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M.E.

answers from Los Angeles on

Turkey is high in protein. Also try beef and pork. You can buy a roast to put in the crock pot. As for vegetables, peas are high in protein. Beans and nuts have protein also. Milk and cheese have protein, as well as eggs. You could try buying a big container of protein powder and make protein shakes also. If you have a Henry's grocery store near you, they have bins of different nuts and beans and they have this vegetable protein stuff you can mix into foods. It does not really have a taste, but it add a lot of protein to things you make. Good luck!

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K.C.

answers from Los Angeles on

Almonds are a huge source of protein & great to keep around to snack on....i will sometimes mix them in w/my yogurt (also a source of protein). also, string cheese is good

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V.I.

answers from Los Angeles on

Every Sunday I make a quiche:
8 eggs, 1/2 pound (or more) cheese, 6-8oz ham and some heavy whipping cream. Mix together and put in pie crust then in oven @ 400 until center is firm. (I buy premade pie crust in fridge section of market, and you can buy pre-cut Ham and cheese). When quiche is is done I let it cool then pop it in fridge. All week we have a high protein snack/ breakfast that can be eaten cold or hot(microwave 30-45 seconds). I have a piece on my desk right now.
Also, I buy canned pinto beans and add them to everything. Some times my kids only want the noodles or rice of our dinner which is not a problem because they have been mixed in beans. And if they eat the meat as well it is double protein.
And as everyone mentioned- nuts! you can place cans of different varieties around so he can just munch on them. Peanut Butter on a spoon is also an easy snack.
I hope your BFs recovery is going well- Good Luck!

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G.T.

answers from Los Angeles on

I'm so sorry to hear this. May his healing be speedy!

My husband was recently on a high protien, low-fat, low-carb regimine. Here's what I would have around the house for him (and send him to work with):

Almonds and pistachios
Turkey Jerky (we don't eat much red meat)
Cottage Cheese
String Cheese
edamame (boiled soybeans) with a little garlic salt
chicken breast (baked, grilled, pan seared, poached)
Protein shakes (Trader Joe's has a good vanilla one)
Protein bars (look for something with at least 14g of protein)
tofu (hubby had some trouble with this one, but our 3 year old likes it!)

Good luck!

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A.M.

answers from Los Angeles on

We make smoothies all the time using soft tofu. You can't taste it if you put enough fruit, yoghurt etc in and it is a quick way to get it in! We had to use it for my son before he could really eat meat.

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S.M.

answers from Los Angeles on

Keep some cooked pasta in the fridge. Then when you need a quick meal, get two eggs and some pasta and mix them up in a small pan, it makes a quick omelette and eggs have protein.

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A.C.

answers from San Diego on

i know that when those celebs were burned in the plane crash one went from vegan to carnivore and it helped him.. I'd say a roast in a croch pot is super easy and no fuss.. just throw it in in the morning at some salt, pepper, i use potatoes, carrots and celery and a little oninon beef soup base and i usually have meat left over and make some kind of mexican the next night tacos or burritos.

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A.M.

answers from Santa Barbara on

I'm so sorry for your boyfriend's injuries! A couple meals came to mind that I thought I'd pass on to you. Meatloaf is a good high-protein meal. I make mine with really lean ground beef and lean ground turkey. I use egg whites instead of whole eggs to keep down the saturated fat, and add red pepper flakes to make it spicier. Another meal I make is macaroni & cheese casserole. Use whole wheat noodles, both because they are better for you and because they have some protein. You can add turkey sausage (or something like chicken apple sausage) to add more protein and flavor. For breakfast, I often make egg white omelets with morningstar farms breakfast veggie sausage and cheese.

All of these meals have lots of protein. If you want specific recipes for any of these, let me know and I'll write them out for you. Good luck!

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M.S.

answers from Los Angeles on

In addition to recipes with high protein, you might consider giving him up to two protein shakes per day. A food resource I like online is whfoods.com which stands for World's Healthies Foods. They have some awesome features, including being able to search for things by ingredients you want to include or exclude. You may want to increase the amount of zinc in his foods during the healing process as well.

Best wishes,

M.

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R.G.

answers from Los Angeles on

How about bean recipes? (I'm a vegetarian)

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B.N.

answers from Los Angeles on

High protein: turkey, hamburger, chick peas, spinach, protein bars (I like zone bars, they taste decent for being a protein bar), protein powder - it can be drank with milk, added to yogurt, etc. (you can buy it at health food stores or I like Max Muscle protein powder), eggs. I hope that he heals quickly. Another thing that he can try that I have used in the past is zinc. It is a natural way to help your body heal. I take it in the lozenge form (I always take it when I get a head cold as it helps you throat heal and have also take it as a vitamin supplement whenever I have got a tattoo as it helps the skin heal).I hope that he heals quickly!! :)

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L.H.

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pot roast in the crock pot! Nothing easier than throwing a roast in with some water, beef bouillon (sp?) and onions and garlic!

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J.S.

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Nuts are easy protien. Steak stir fry. Pot roast and briskets are easy crock pot dinners. Shepards pie is very simple also. Any recipe you one is on the web.

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C.M.

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You're right on track. Animal proteins such as fish, shrimp, mussels, chicken and meat are great sources of protein as well as nuts, yogurt, milk and a grain called quinoa (it only take 15 minutes to cook and most groceries carry it). You can easily make fish and chicken baked with a light sauce or even in a stir fry. -www.weelicious.com

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B.K.

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Peanut butter or any nut butter, any type of meat- fresh, canned (like canned chicken or tuna), frozen (tyson strips, etc) or even lunch meat. Also, lentils and beans like black beans, kidney beans, and black-eyed peas have a lot of protein. Eggs and egg whites liquids, i.e. egg beaters. Good luck!

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J.W.

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Try adding an argenine protein supplement and protein shakes .

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J.P.

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If you would like to know about chinese food herbs that will feed his body and immune system and help it to heal, please let me know.

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Z.B.

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Here is what I keep on-hand for my husband's high protein needs (he has heart disease):

fat free cottage cheese
yogurt
hard cooked eggs (I have a little egg cooker that makes PERFECT eggs flawlessly)
Cheese sticks
peanut butter
cooked chicken pieces
cooked pork or poultry, shredded (I cook this overnight in a crockpot with a dash of salsa) so he can make burritos easily
Cartons of egg whites

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P.P.

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Ouch! That sounds painful! Some great high protein options are fritattas or omelets with meat and cheese added. You can even use low fat cheese, and egg whites for health and calorie counters. Beans, soybeans plain or in soups are also a great option over just eating meat. Hope he heals well and soon.

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S.H.

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Red meat-put some steak on the BBQ and there you go!

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D.R.

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Sweet and sour meat balls. Make the meatballs first with salt, oregeno, breadcrumbs, and a little pepper and a little ketchup and water to mix eveything in (I watched my mom do this so we had about a pound and a half of meat and then she took a bunch of stuff in her palm and threw it in, so I do not have amounts, so hopefully you can figure that part out. Then shape the meatballs and place them on a pan and cook them in the oven at 350 for 20 minutes (so not completely done), then get Heinz Chili Sauce and a can of Cranberry suace and put then in a pot on low. Then put the meatballs in the sauce for 10 more minutes cooking and then just turn the heat off let then sit, they should be cooked by now (just check). That is it. They are really goood with rice. Enjoy. (sorry I do not have measurements of the meat seasonings).

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C.G.

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Hi S.,
So sorry to hear about your boyfriend! Of course any meats are going to be good but if that gets boring you can always turn to beans and rice (together they make a great protein!). I like to use them to make a layered casserole -- a layer of rice (cook it in chicken stock), some beans (and you can use black and pinto or any other kind you or he like), a layer of cheese, a layer of meat if you want, a layer of corn tortillas (I throw these in the oven before adding them to the casserole to get them crispy but you don't have to), some olives, corn, onions, anything else you want, top with enchilada sauce, and throw in a 350 oven for 30 minutes or so.
Best wishes!

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G.F.

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When I was prego, I was doing the Bradley method, which encourages a diet of up to 100 grams of protein per day. Some of the things I ate to get this high amount of protein was to...

-eat 2 eggs every day
-snack on nuts
-eat whole wheat bread (the more grains, the more protein)
-eat turkey and chicken (both have higher protein than beef)
-eat foods with (or take a supplement) with B vitamins. B vitamins help your body get the most out of protein.
-get the full 2-3 servings of dairy every day

A few high-protein foods:
Turkey
Chicken
Cottage Cheese
Milk
Whole wheat/whole grain bread
Almonds, cashews, peanuts
Special K Protein cereal
Whole grain brown rice
Liver
Whole wheat pasta
Avocado

I hope this helps! Good luck!

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E.B.

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Protein is: meats, fish, poultry, dairy, egg products and soy products. Legmes and beans contain low amounts of protein also. He should drink lots of water, avoid processed foods, and stay away from any sugar products. Protein does promote healing. Sugar products slow the healing process due to the inflammation it causes. Dairy also contain naturally occuring lactose which has the same inflammation results, so limit dairty intake. Anything ending in ose means sugar---bad for anyone trying to heal. So, try to eat lots of vegetables, lean protein, eat some fruit, and drink lots of water. Avoid fatty foods, sugar products, anything processed. Most white foods aren't good (white bread, potatoes, white rice etc).

I am a marathon coach and have had to advice my injured runners.

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