getting the most protein on a strict budget?
- 07-11-2009, 10:49 PM
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?
- 07-11-2009, 11:29 PM
07-12-2009, 05:35 AM
07-12-2009, 12:38 PM
07-12-2009, 02:20 PM
07-14-2009, 10:55 AM
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-$7 and cook it on sunday and reheat though out the week.
Also Walmart sells a bag of protein really cheap now days. (If that is not already what your using).
More food= (use in mod.)
Hamburger patty, 4 oz – 28 grams protein
Steak, 6 oz – 42 grams
Most cuts of beef – 7 grams of protein per ounce
Chicken breast, 3.5 oz - 30 grams protein
Chicken thigh – 10 grams (for average size)
Drumstick – 11 grams
Wing – 6 grams
Chicken meat, cooked, 4 oz – 35 grams
Most fish fillets or steaks are about 22 grams of protein for 3 ½ oz (100 grams) of cooked fish, or 6 grams per ounce
Tuna, 6 oz can - 40 grams of protein
Pork chop, average - 22 grams protein
Pork loin or tenderloin, 4 oz – 29 grams
Ham, 3 oz serving – 19 grams
Ground pork, 1 oz raw – 5 grams; 3 oz cooked – 22 grams
Bacon, 1 slice – 3 grams
Canadian-style bacon (back bacon), slice – 5 – 6 grams
Eggs and Dairy
Egg, large - 6 grams protein
Milk, 1 cup - 8 grams
Cottage cheese, ½ cup - 15 grams
Yogurt, 1 cup – usually 8-12 grams, check label
Soft cheeses (Mozzarella, Brie, Camembert) – 6 grams per oz
Medium cheeses (Cheddar, Swiss) – 7 or 8 grams per oz
Hard cheeses (Parmesan) – 10 grams per oz
Beans (including soy)
Tofu, ½ cup 20 grams protein
Tofu, 1 oz, 2.3 grams
Soy milk, 1 cup - 6 -10 grams
Most beans (black, pinto, lentils, etc) about 7-10 grams protein per half cup of cooked beans
Soy beans, ½ cup cooked – 14 grams protein
Split peas, ½ cup cooked – 8 grams
Nuts and Seeds
Peanut butter, 2 Tablespoons - 8 grams protein
Almonds, ¼ cup – 8 grams
Peanuts, ¼ cup – 9 grams
Cashews, ¼ cup – 5 grams
Pecans, ¼ cup – 2.5 grams
Sunflower seeds, ¼ cup – 6 grams
Pumpkin seeds, ¼ cup – 8 grams
Flax seeds – ¼ cup – 8 grams
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07-14-2009, 07:40 PM
If you have access to a Sams Club they sell a 5lb bag of protein for 30$ 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!
07-14-2009, 07:49 PM
07-14-2009, 11:06 PM
07-20-2009, 06:10 PM
04-14-2010, 11:56 PM
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:
not bad for ~$5
04-15-2010, 12:24 AM
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.
where do you buy this at??
04-15-2010, 09:20 AM
04-15-2010, 12:22 PM
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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04-18-2010, 04:00 PM
warcraft put it pretty well. the gizzards be pretty hardcore... i admire that! catch a sale on 10# bag chicken leg quarters.
04-18-2010, 11:45 PM
Quinoa is not made from SOY at all. It is a seed. It is considered a psuedo-grain. It cooks just like rice.
04-19-2010, 05:07 PM
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.
04-25-2010, 08:48 PM
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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