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LF: High protein snack

I'm tired of eating protein bars at work. What's a good healthy, low cal, high protein snack that I don't have to prepare? Something not too pricey would be cool.
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Hugh Grant wrote:I'm tired of eating protein bars at work. What's a good healthy, low cal, high protein snack that I don't have to prepare? Something not too pricey would be cool.
Tuna and crackers :D

there's so many tasty crackers.. tostitos chips, ritz, the options are endless!!
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MtX wrote:Tuna and crackers :D

there's so many tasty crackers.. tostitos chips, ritz, the options are endless!!
Aren't tostitos and ritz kind of oily? I guess I'll be on the lookout for a good cracker to buy.
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Hugh Grant wrote:Aren't tostitos and ritz kind of oily? I guess I'll be on the lookout for a good cracker to buy.
yeah ritz are oily.. tostitos are okay.. maybe you should buy those Christie PREMIUM crackers.. salted unsalted.. regular/wholeweat.. i know they are low-fat
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Protein shake.

Mix in water, with a spoon.

~$0.60/scoop for Optimum, which mixes easily with water.

Of course, you should have some carbs with it too...
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Hummus and toasted whole wheat pita points. Cheap, healthy, and tasty. Mix in unflavoured protein powder to up the protein content.
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^^^ A can of tuna has what...30g of protein or something. Best and easiest protein snack I usually eat. Hard to eat quick though.
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If I just want something quick I'll grab a meal replacement drink. I love PC Ultra shake chocolate flavour. I think it's about 10-15 grams of protein and only 230 cals. Yum!
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Tofu is also high in protein & low in fat/carbs.
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eelfliw wrote:Tofu is also high in protein & low in fat/carbs.
Are you sure about that?

I thought that the firmer tofu has the most fat, and the softer tofu less, but even the softest tofu has a significant amount of fat.

Here's a site that claims tofu is low in fat calories, but if you scroll further down it lists:
38 fat calories (which would be just over 4g fat)
32 protein calories (approx. 8g protein)
3 carbohydrate calories (less than 1g carbs)
total 73 calories per 100g of tofu.

Since a lot of the weight is water, there isn't a lot of fat (4g) for the given weight of food (100g). But for the given calories, you're looking at more than half from fat. And it doesn't really have a lot of protein, either. You can get 8g of protein (and less than 1 g of fat and only 85 cal total) from one glass of skim milk instead of 100g of tofu.
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Cheese and high fibre crackers along with a PC Meal Replacemnet Drink...
reg calories or extra calories.
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bdckr wrote:Are you sure about that?

Since a lot of the weight is water, there isn't a lot of fat (4g) for the given weight of food (100g). But for the given calories, you're looking at more than half from fat. And it doesn't really have a lot of protein, either. You can get 8g of protein (and less than 1 g of fat and only 85 cal total) from one glass of skim milk instead of 100g of tofu.
The original poster was asking for snacks replace protein bars. So the food has to be somewhat solid. Skim milk isn't. Within the confines of solid food, Tofu is better than most dairy products.

If solid food wasn't a restriction, I would have recommended cold water or ice cubes. :lol:
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eelfliw wrote:Tofu is also high in protein & low in fat/carbs.
Soy protein in larger amounts promotes estrogen growth - so unless the poster is a female it's not typically recommended.
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TrevorK wrote:Soy protein in larger amounts promotes estrogen growth - so unless the poster is a female it's not typically recommended.
Please define "large amounts". Does he have to eat 3lbs of tofu a day to be affected?

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