I thought I would post some good, high protein meal ideas for those who are either new or can’t think of any new protein ideas.

One of the BEST meals from the beginning is chili.  I use turkey breast meat or lean burger.  You could also put in chicken or sausage-whatever you like for meat will work.  I use 4 beans.  I use chili hot beans, kidney beans, butter beans and black beans.  ALL beans (legumes) are very high in protein.  Then I put in some diced seasoned tomatoes and chili mix.  I cook it all day in the crock pot.  I always have plenty to freeze as well as leftovers for a few days.

Noodle free lasagne.  Make it just like you do a usual pan of lasagne just leave out the noodles.  The meat, cheese and cottage cheese are all good, high protein foods.

When you are able to eat salads it is a great lunch or supper base.  You can put just about any protein in it.  Chicken, steak, tuna, kidney beans, cottage cheese, low fat cheeses, eggs, turkey bacon and then lots of veggies like tomatoes, cukes, radishes, carrots, pea pods, broccoli, califlower, anything you like.

Philly cheese-steak without the roll.  I buy the steak ums steak meat and cook it up with onions, or onions and peppers.  Add in low fat american cheese until melted and eat.  You can add sauce too if you like.

Egg salad, chicken salad and tuna salad made with light mayo or light miracle whip is a great beginning food when you are allowed the first foods.  Add it to some light club crackers.  In the beginning you will only eat one or two crackers with something on it but it is a good, moist meal to get down.

Deviled eggs

Ground turkey breast or lean burger with onions cooked in, add in a jar of salsa, light cheddar cheese and you have a shell-free taco.

And of course, the easiest meal is any meat – steak, chicken, pork, turkey, all cooked lean on the grill or baked in the oven with a side of any vegetable that you like.

Hope this helps!!  Stay tuned for great high protein snack ideas!!