Here is how I make my Protein “Pudding”, that’s just what I call it and trust me, it is NOT original. I make it either with Fage 0% Greek Yogurt or Cottage Cheese. One cup of each has about 25 grams of protein. I will also add my protein powder (make sure it is LOW carbs) if I need the extra protein, making a little over a cup of ‘pudding’ with over 50 grams of protein!!
You could also skip the chocolate and use strawberries or blueberries and blend it up, again, adding protein powder seriously amps the protein grams.
I have also added caramel extract to the chocolate version, or natural peanut butter or defatted peanut flour, all depending on my nutrient needs for the day.
Fried or scrambled eggs can get boring, well, not for me, but maybe for some.
This would be an awesome and tasty alternative.
Veggies for breakfast? Oh, yeah, if you hide them well enough. Try as I might, I have a hard time eating vegetables for breakfast. Not so the case with this dish! Over 40 grams of protein and four of your servings of vegetables for the day. Awesome way to start the day. This would also be a great way to use your Roasted Vegetables that you have waiting for you in the fridge. Quick and easy.
I’ll have to share Brian’s version next time, it’s even better than mine. Shhh, don’t tell him.
I hear it often, ‘I just don’t have time to cook up some protein for every meal’. I get it, I really do, but it is so much easier than you think.
One ‘fit food’ tip is to USE YOUR CROCKPOT. So easy to fix it and forget, just a few minutes of prep and a few hours of unattended cooking and you have an amazing, moist and tender protein.
In this instance, Rotisserie Style Chicken. I always cook two or three whole organic chickens. (keep in mind we have a large family) You should cook at least two. One for your meal that evening and one for your protein portions for the week.
As you can see, they are literally falling apart, they are so tender.
I had no problem breaking them apart into parts.
I served mine with a large salad with lots of my favorite store bought Ranch dressing that I made ‘healthier’ by ‘cutting’ it with Greek yogurt. Another ‘fit food’ tip. While store bought dressings usually have unhealthy fats, sometimes I need the convenience. They are usually super strong in taste, so I add up to equal amounts of Greek Yogurt to sort of help the nutrition level a bit. The family had their chicken with mashed potato, gravy and a salad. Mashed potatoes are perfectly fine for growing children, but not always so figure-friendly for all mamas.
We purchase whole organic chickens from Costco for a pretty good price. Always do the best YOU can do in your food purchases and never let anyone condemn you for those choices. If we could not afford the Costco chicken, there is NO shame in buying non-organic. We serve a big and powerful God. Do your best and leave the rest to Him.
Watch for whole chicken to be on sale. You can make the most incredible homemade stock from the bones! You will have dinner, several protein portions for the week and delicious stock! Now that’s stretching the dollar!
There is no excuse not to have protein prepared for your meals for the week. This is incredibly easy, you can do this!