Sep 6, 2013 7:10pm
Smoked salmon and smoked trout are the best as far as I'm concerned. They are jam packed with protein so you can even have carbs with them (bagel, slice of bread, pasta salad, etc.) and still be mostly raising your protein intake.
There are some good sources of protein people never talk about. I have just discovered some cheeses that are excellent and not even fatty. Burrata, feta, parmesan... Did you know that quark cheese is essentially protein with not much else? You can totally make a protein cheesecake with it! But you can also make dips, spread it on bread, use it instead of mayo in salads...
Turkey meat is great, you can do so much with turkey meat. Cans of tuna are awesome, but do compare different canned tuna products. I have just discovered that the small Clover Leaf flaked light tuna products (my favorite is dill & lemon) have a much better protein to fat proportion than many other canned tuna products. Best of all, you can't drain them even if you wanted to, so those products are moist without being fattening.
Some breads, without being a good source of protein, have a much higher protein content than others. My favorite is flaxseed bread. Yes, it does add carbs, but I am allowed to use it where I would not be allowed to use regular country bread.
Peanut butter is great, too - just don't eat the whole pot, it does have a fair amount of fat.
A glass of milk is always good.
Mix one part shredded smoked salmon/trout with one part quark cheese, add some chopped purple onion and/or chives, and some dill if you like, and stick it all between two slices of heavy bread for an easy breakfast/lunch to go. Yum!