Last week's installment of Friday's Finds, which focused on the essential nutrient, proved to be insanely popular, so I hunted down more protein-packed meals and products. However, this edition includes one thing its predecessor did not - meat products.
As you might have read, one of these lean patties made an appearance Wednesday on a bed of spaghetti, tomato sauce and sauteed veggies in my Turkey Burger Spaghetti Bowl.
Each burger provides five grams of fat and 25 grams of protein for only 160 calories. The patties are pretty plain and taste like . . . turkey, but a little seasoning and good toppings go a long way to pump up the flavor.
My EAS Lean 15 Vanilla Cream Protein Powder is pretty tasty, but how could I not try a chocolate variety as well?
Body Fortress' chocolate powder has slightly different nutritional stats, but it's pretty similar to the EAS brand. One scoop of this chocolate powder packs 15 grams of protein in each 85-calorie scoop. Two scoops of the EAS vanilla cream flavor provides 15 grams of protein for 100 calories.
The chocolate flavor isn't as creamy but doesn't taste chalky. Not to mention, it's cheaper than every other brand I looked at in Walmart, which sells all protein powders for a lot less than its competitors. A two-pound tub cost me about $14.
P.S. I can't wait to try this and that flavor. Let's see how long I can last before I buy this variety too. Any bets?
I know this is a horrible picture. I threw away the pretty part of the packaging, so bear with me and my one remaining icy link. :)
I'm currently head-over-heels in love with these links! Consider this sausage the hot dog's sophisticated cousin - rich and smoky with a bit more class due to the hint of chardonnay and apple.
Each sausage provides 16 grams of protein and six grams of fat for 140 calories. Slice a few links and saute with sliced red peppers and onions. Use the mixture to replace the bacon and scallions in this pasta dish, and you've really got a protein-packed meal.
Trust me- the perfectly paired flavor combinations in this dish will really make you feel like a chef; both you and your eaters will be full and happy. I completely forgot to take a picture of this meal, but it was so good that I doubt it will be long before I make it again.
That's all the protein-packed finds I have for this week, but I'll be back next week with additional ways to incorporate these products into different meals. Happy Friday! :)
Note: I was not compensated for reviewing the products mentioned in this post. All opinions are my own.
- What is your favorite brand/flavor of protein powder?
- How do you incorporate protein powder in meals/snacks other than shakes?
Related HGG Posts:
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Protein-Packed Overnight Oats in a Jar
Lusting After Beef
Of Possible Interest:
The Benefits of Protein - WebMD.com
Protein-Packed Lunch Recipes - Eating Well
37 Protein-Packed Recipes to Keep You Full - Women's Health