Jump to content
  • Sign Up

Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

Clark Bent as Stupor-Man

Request For Easy To Prepare, Protein Meals

Recommended Posts

I've been gluten free for a month or so already and am getting used to cooking all the time, but I need some ideas for easy to prepare meals/snacks high in protein. I used to eat takeout all the time and just picked up food whenever I needed it. I still feel my body needs protein at least 5 or 6 times a day, minimum, for at least the time being. I've always been symptomatic for hypoglycemia and that hasn't changed yet on this diet.

Also, I'm on a modified elimination diet so I need food ideas free of as many common allergens as possible. I'm absolutely avoiding dairy, soy, MSG, aspartame, and artificial colors and pretty much avoiding nightshade foods, corn, eggs, peanuts, etc. I'm just looking for some easy protein items to eat at work or when I'm going out. Thanks.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

In a baking pan,

place 6-8 chicken breasts (frozen or otherwise), a few table spoons of olive oil, garlic (a few cloves, minced), green beans, carrots, celery and oniions (all diced or just cut into small pieces), salt, pepper and drizzle Annie's Tuscany Dressing over the chicken.

Cover with foil and cook at 390 for around an hour...(frozen may take a bit longer)

Mix with rice and you have a low fat, tasty gluten-free meal at lunch

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Do you have a crock pot? Does your oven have time bake? If so, 10 minutes of work in the morning will give you a great meal after work. Some of my favorites are:

Chicken, carrots, onions and potatoes baked for 1-1/2 hours at 350 (season with salt and garlic)

Chicken pieces covered with enchilada sauce - in crock pot (all day on med) or oven-1 hour at 375

Rice can be baked in a greased casserole dish (add the salt and oil) for 1 hour at 375 too

Chicken or beef smothered with barbecue sauce in the crock pot all day on medium

Pot roast in the crock pot

Also, I get boneless, skinless chicken breasts from Trader Joe's, cut the whole package into bite sized pieces and cook in a large skillet with salt and garlic powder, sometimes gluten-free Caesar dressing. When they're cooled, I put individual servings into ziploc sandwich bags and freeze them. Then I have easy cooked chicken for salads. I have also done the same thing with bigger pieces and then had them for an easy sandwich later.

I keep almonds handy for snacks and also enjoy almond butter on apple slices.

Good luck!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
In a baking pan,

place 6-8 chicken breasts (frozen or otherwise), a few table spoons of olive oil, garlic (a few cloves, minced), green beans, carrots, celery and oniions (all diced or just cut into small pieces), salt, pepper and drizzle Annie's Tuscany Dressing over the chicken.

Cover with foil and cook at 390 for around an hour...(frozen may take a bit longer)

Mix with rice and you have a low fat, tasty gluten-free meal at lunch

Thanks for the recipe, but I'm looking more for ideas which involve no cooking. As of now, I cook the night before work and bring the food in the next day, but I need some easy meal/snack ideas to complement this and for days I don't feel like cooking or am out and don't have access to a stove or oven. Though I'm sure I'll be looking for a lot more cooking recipes soon seeing as how I'm already getting tired of the same ones I cycle through currently.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Thanks for the recipe, but I'm looking more for ideas which involve no cooking. As of now, I cook the night before work and bring the food in the next day, but I need some easy meal/snack ideas to complement this and for days I don't feel like cooking or am out and don't have access to a stove or oven. Though I'm sure I'll be looking for a lot more cooking recipes soon seeing as how I'm already getting tired of the same ones I cycle through currently.

For snacks, Go Raw products are awesome. I really like the granola, seeds and pumpkin seed bars

http://www.goraw.com/products/home.php

More ideas - almonds, fruit with almond butter, alpsnak bars, hummus, Organic Food Bars...

Hmmm it's hard to find stuff that doesn't involve cooking. My favorite quick meals to cook involve black beans with veggies or brown rice with lentils.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

tuna - open the can and eat! :-) if you can do dairy, mix with plain yogurt and sour cream for a tang.

make high protein muffins and freeze them on the weekend so you can have them during the week.

make your own beef jerkey.

make a smoothie with protein powder added to it, along with coconut milk for added fat

make flax crackers - high protein and good fats.

peanut butter and apples.

heat up some frozen shrimp in a big mug of veggie broth (or imagine's tomato soup).

make bean salad during the weekend and refrigerate for snacks for the next few days.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

low carb PB cookies - we live on these on busy days:

1 C Peanut /butter

3/4 C splenda

1/4 cup sugar

1 egg

Mix, roll into balls, press out on cookie sheet, bake 10-12 mins on 375. I mke 4 batches at once. They're easy and portable and delicious!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

thanks for the ideas... I've been eating a lot of almond butter the past couple weeks in addition to chicken, other meats, tuna, etc... unfortunately, it looks like I'm still gonna have to cook more than I want to even with alternative meals..

tiffany, some of those seem like good ideas.. but I'm not quite sure how muffins would turn out if I tried to make them... I like that coconut milk supplement though since I'm looking to boost my calorie intake as much as possible..

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

"Greek" Rice- I doubt it's really greek but it's a family recipe and it's awesome! Glad it's gluten-free, too :D

1 lb ground beef (I suppose turkey would work, too)

2 c. chicken broth (I usually use boullion and make it strong)

1 c. rice

1 tbsp butter or oil

Applesauce

Put rice and butter into a large saucepan (we use a wok, actually :) ) and saute over medium high heat (like you're cooking rice a roni) until lightly toasted. Add chicken broth and bring up to a boil, once boiling, break apart the raw hamburger and drop the pieces into the pan. Cover and cook over low heat until all the broth is absorbed. Fluff with a fork and serve with applesauce

The applesauce sounds strange but it's really good, I know I mix the applesauce right into the rice on the plate :lol:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I like to take chicken sausage, browned in pieces and combine with veggies (brocolli, peppers, peas, mushrooms, shallots...) and seasoned black beans. ...sometimes with rice or quinoa.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

×
×
  • Create New...