I have realized in the past couple weeks that I am eating WAY too many carbs and not enough protein. I sometimes eat egg whites and fish. I'm not a big meat eater, though. What things can I eat to balance out my protein intake and take away some of the carbs I'm eating?
I usually eat oatmeal and cereal for breakfast, a salad or turkey sandwich for lunch, fruit for snacks, and sadly, cereal or a sandwich for dinner (sometimes I eat sushi if I get to the store). How can I get more protein in throughout my day? Oh and I should say I'm lactose intolerant so no dairy!
Thanks for any ideas!
Thanks for the ideas..I do actually have spinach leaves in my salad.
The problem with dinner is that I'm a grad student and 4 days a week do not get home until 10pm. I'm pretty busy til then so usually have frequent snacks throughout the day after lunch to hold me over til 10pm. I know it's not the ideal schedule to eat and whatnot but that's how it is. And plus, I can't cook :)
I guess I should reword my question...are there any snacks that are easy to bring to work or class with me that are full of protein, instead of my usual dry cereal or fruit that are loaded with carbs?
You could make your oatmeal with milk instead of water or add nuts/cottage cheese/flaxseed.
They have lactose-free cottage cheese and milk now. Cheese and yoghurt have very little lactose in them naturally, but you could get soy yoghurt and I believe they have non-dairy cheeses as well. Tofu is a huge source of non-animal protein.
But really I'd say you shouldn't 'sometimes' eat eggwhites - if you won't eat meat or dairy products you should be eating a lot more eggs. Woman cannot live by carbs alone...
protein bars :)