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    getting the most protein on a strict budget?


    hey guys can any of you suggests the best way to take in the most protein for someone on a tight budget? at the momeny i have a 5lb tub of whey protein which is only 20g of protein a serving..can you guys name some other foods that pack alot of protein that dont cost a arm and a leg?

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    Tuna (use it in moderation), Eggs, and chicken are pretty much the cheapest.
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    Buy the whey online in big bags of like 20 lbs
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    Dry Curd cottage cheese is around $3.50, and 1/2 a cup has 22 grams of protein.
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    And Avg. breast of Chk can get you about around 35 grams of protein.
    Go to Aldi's or any type place and buy a bag (typ. about 7-8 breasts) of Chk breast for about $5-$7 and cook it on sunday and reheat though out the week.

    Also Walmart sells a bag of protein really cheap now days. (If that is not already what your using).

    More food= (use in mod.)

    Beef
    Hamburger patty, 4 oz – 28 grams protein
    Steak, 6 oz – 42 grams
    Most cuts of beef – 7 grams of protein per ounce

    Chicken
    Chicken breast, 3.5 oz - 30 grams protein
    Chicken thigh – 10 grams (for average size)
    Drumstick – 11 grams
    Wing – 6 grams
    Chicken meat, cooked, 4 oz – 35 grams

    Fish
    Most fish fillets or steaks are about 22 grams of protein for 3 ½ oz (100 grams) of cooked fish, or 6 grams per ounce
    Tuna, 6 oz can - 40 grams of protein

    Pork
    Pork chop, average - 22 grams protein
    Pork loin or tenderloin, 4 oz – 29 grams
    Ham, 3 oz serving – 19 grams
    Ground pork, 1 oz raw – 5 grams; 3 oz cooked – 22 grams
    Bacon, 1 slice – 3 grams
    Canadian-style bacon (back bacon), slice – 5 – 6 grams

    Eggs and Dairy
    Egg, large - 6 grams protein
    Milk, 1 cup - 8 grams
    Cottage cheese, ½ cup - 15 grams
    Yogurt, 1 cup – usually 8-12 grams, check label
    Soft cheeses (Mozzarella, Brie, Camembert) – 6 grams per oz
    Medium cheeses (Cheddar, Swiss) – 7 or 8 grams per oz
    Hard cheeses (Parmesan) – 10 grams per oz

    Beans (including soy)
    Tofu, ½ cup 20 grams protein
    Tofu, 1 oz, 2.3 grams
    Soy milk, 1 cup - 6 -10 grams
    Most beans (black, pinto, lentils, etc) about 7-10 grams protein per half cup of cooked beans
    Soy beans, ½ cup cooked – 14 grams protein
    Split peas, ½ cup cooked – 8 grams

    Nuts and Seeds
    Peanut butter, 2 Tablespoons - 8 grams protein
    Almonds, ¼ cup – 8 grams
    Peanuts, ¼ cup – 9 grams
    Cashews, ¼ cup – 5 grams
    Pecans, ¼ cup – 2.5 grams
    Sunflower seeds, ¼ cup – 6 grams
    Pumpkin seeds, ¼ cup – 8 grams
    Flax seeds – ¼ cup – 8 grams
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    If you have access to a Sams Club they sell a 5lb bag of protein for 30$ It's a good deal in my mind. I don't know where your from but here they sell it. I think everyone else already nailed the best ways to get your protein in but I would also suggest milk 8g of protein per cup as well as natty peanut butter. Good luck!
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    milk and eggs are cheap. Use the whole egg, not just the whites
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    Sams Club
    Chicken Breast - $22
    10 cans of tuna- $8
    5lbs of whey for 30
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    Quote Originally Posted by denali7432 View Post
    hey guys can any of you suggests the best way to take in the most protein for someone on a tight budget? at the momeny i have a 5lb tub of whey protein which is only 20g of protein a serving..can you guys name some other foods that pack alot of protein that dont cost a arm and a leg?
    Chicken thighs FTW!
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    This is a great protein and fiber source when money is tight. Slow cooking the gizzards for 8 hrs turns them into very tender chicken morsels.

    Gizzards and Lentils
    1lb gizzards or hearts ($1.00)
    1lb dried lentils ($1.00)
    1 small yellow onion ($1.00)
    2 cloves garlic
    Lawrys Seasoned Salt

    Put the gizzards in a crock pot. Coat the gizzards in lawrys. Chop onion and crush garlic, add to the pot. Fill the crock pot to the fill line with water. Cook on low overnight.

    The next day, boil the lentils using the contents of the crock pot instead of water. The lentils boil in about 20mins. Season with salt and pepper. Great with hot sauce.

    Recipe makes in total:
    1360 cal
    198g pro
    110g fiber
    260g carb
    4g fat

    not bad for ~$5
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    Re: getting the most protein on a strict budget?


    Dry Curd cottage cheese is around $3.50, and 1/2 a cup has 22 grams of protein.
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    where do you buy this at??
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    Quote Originally Posted by D3vildog View Post
    Sams Club
    Chicken Breast - $22
    10 cans of tuna- $8
    5lbs of whey for 30
    I'll second Sam's club. I think he meant chicken breast $2 (per pound). Best deal around. Their whey is good too. EAS 100% whey. $28 for 5 pounds, can't beat it!
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    If you are single then buy the chicken from Sam's like they are suggesting. Buy in bulk and when you get home freeze each one individually. If frozen correctly they will last a while and you don't end up throwing anything out.
    Also, if you are a hunter or know someone (I live in Alabama, everyone hunts) see if you can score some free deer meat from someone that just wants to kill a doe, but doesn't want the meat. That there is some good eatin' High protein, low fat!
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    Quinoa.
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    93% ground turkey is easy to find for under $2 a pound...
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    Quote Originally Posted by TexasTitan View Post
    Quinoa.
    Good stuff, however, it is a soy protein, isn't it?
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    warcraft put it pretty well. the gizzards be pretty hardcore... i admire that! catch a sale on 10# bag chicken leg quarters.
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    Quinoa is not made from SOY at all. It is a seed. It is considered a psuedo-grain. It cooks just like rice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tigger3356 View Post
    Quinoa is not made from SOY at all. It is a seed. It is considered a psuedo-grain. It cooks just like rice.
    From what I understand about Quinoa is it is one of the only plants that provide a complete protein. Soy is incomplete meaning that it is lacking in essential aminos and you have to combine it with a complimentary protein.

    If I'm wrong, please correct me...but this is what I've found out about it that makes it so much different than any other plant protein.
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    Choclate milk + any kind of cheap protein. Lemke said it best, ify ou have access to a sams club they have amazing prices. Here you can get a 15lb bag of EAS whey protein for $35.00. I mix that with my choclate milk and not only does it taste amazing, it has a good mix of casien and whey protein.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TexasRaised View Post
    Here you can get a 15lb bag of EAS whey protein for $35.00.
    Thats pretty unbelievable lol, 5lb bag is usually $35 here at sams.. but thats a deal of a lifetime if youre getting it for that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jherman08 View Post
    Thats pretty unbelievable lol, 5lb bag is usually $35 here at sams.. but thats a deal of a lifetime if youre getting it for that.
    lol, 5lbs for $35 is a good price if you ask me, but finding this price at sams came hundred of dollars too late bro lol!
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    I see you just finished a cycle of Testpro today, how was it man??
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    Quote Originally Posted by TexasRaised View Post
    I see you just finished a cycle of Testpro today, how was it man??
    i start it hopefully next Monday. I just finished a Turinabol cycle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jherman08 View Post
    i start it hopefully next Monday. I just finished a Turinabol cycle.
    I'm taking with the face your very happy with the results? lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by TexasRaised View Post
    lol, 5lbs for $35 is a good price if you ask me, but finding this price at sams came hundred of dollars too late bro lol!
    Yeah, I get 5lbs at Sams for $27. They don't sell 15lb bags at any Sams I've been to...
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    eggs (just remove yolk) dirt cheep
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