Hi. I am trying to lose weight. Could you please give me examples of 4 ounces of protein and 1 ounce of green vegetables? Grilled chicken and broccoli every day isn’t appealing long term. Also, what would some snacks with 15 grams of protein be? Thanks.
– Mike S.
Here are some examples per your request:
|Protein equivalent to 4 oz meat/poultry||Green Vegetable||Snacks|
|1 can of chili beans + 1 oz. cheese||peppers (+onion, tomato)||½ C. hummus, crudités, pita chips|
|2 eggs + 4 whites||spinach (+mushroom)||½ C. cottage cheese (+pineapple)|
|8 oz. plain Greek yogurt||cucumber salad (+onion, tomato)||2 Tbsp. peanut butter, celery, raisins|
|salmon or halibut||asparagus (+garlic)||1.5 oz. jerky (+watermelon)|
|ahi tuna||mixed salad greens (+avocado)||½ C. tuna salad (+crackers)|
|pork tenderloin||green beans (+red pepper)||1.5 oz. [50 gm] zone-type bar|
|beef eye of round||zucchini (+ cherry tomato)||2 oz. [1/2 C.] almonds (+apple)|
|chicken breast||kale slaw (+cabbage, carrot)||small bean & cheese burrito|
|turkey breast||Brussel sprouts||hard cooked egg + 3 C. popcorn|
– Debbie J., MS, RD
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