The trouble with a lot of high protein foods is that they're also high in saturated fat. If you're looking to add more protein to your diet, here's a list of great-tasting, high protein foods that are also low in fat from our friends at the Harvard School of Public Health:
Weight in grams
% Daily Value*
Hamburger, extra lean
Tuna, water packed
Yogurt, low fat
Split peas, cooked
Kidney beans, cooked
Whole wheat bread
5 inch piece
Nutritive Value of Foods, USDA
*The Percent Daily Value for protein is based on 50 grams of protein in a 2,000 calorie diet.
thanks for the list of protein foods: also i cannot eat meat now the meats that i am use to eating, is really bad for me so the doc. said i cannot eat meats. in othere words vegiterian. this list of proteins will help a lot. if you have any comments for me on the veg. diet, i wold welcome it. thanks. my email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
Hello: i do not know if you got my mail here,so i will tell you in short. the doc. says now that i cannot eat meat period. not even fish or chicken. no meat period. this list of proteins will help. Do you have a list of Meat substitutes?? this will help also. thanks.. Rosemary
Hello again: just thought of something else i half to watch: my kidneys. the fruits are a nooooooooooooo. kidneys are bad. so the fruits are out so there has to be another substitute. if you have any suggestions please send me an email. need help with this. the acid in the fruits are what i am talking about. for instatance is oranges and grapefruits. and i love grapefruits with a passion.thanks please help. folgers_girl
Tough situation! Try drinking soy milk, adding more whole grains like lentils, and stick to poultry and fish for your meats. Tuna or chicken salad is a great prep-ahead meal (when you're nursing, you're usually hungry a lot and often without time to fix something). Sweet and Sour Tofu with vegetables over brown rice would be a nice high-protein dinner.