Gym oriented high prot/carb cooking, for people strapped on time in Toronto?
How can a beginner like me who never cooked before, do this?
Any books, websites?
Any inexpensive services like this in Toronto?
hmm.... egg whites ^^ !
That's the easiest thing to make ...
I know quite a few people who are into the high protein gym thing and
egg whites is a major part of their diet. Buying the liquid egg whites can
get expensive though, it's actually cheaper to buy a carton of eggs and toss
the yolk... (we actually measured this out one day haha..)
Brown rice with pan-fried egg whites and some oyster sauce is pretty good..
Also, tofu is great for protein... you can buy many different types: soft, firm,
already fried,....I love tofu, I think it could go with everything :) !
www.recipezaar.com is one of my fav recipe sites ^^
you can sort stuff by prep time, # of ingredients.. etc...
Hope this helps.
If you're really strapped for time, there is a delivery service called NutritionInMotion, but last I checked, they didn't have a high protein meal.
Try EnjoyNotCooking.com I've had a number of her fish or chicken dinners - high protein, sides tend to be roasted veggies. Very nutritious and well-balanced.
Wow, that website is amazing. I'd love to have it working for me, but I don't make THAT kinda money to spend close to $1000 p/m for the food, lol.
I currently spend $450 for someone to make it for me, but it's not cutting it.
Do you think I can make all of this for me for a fraction of the cost?
As somebody who lives on my own and does grocery shopping and cooking, YES, it definitely will cost much less if you can do all the cooking yourself rather than buy these meal plan programs.
You mentioned that you never really cooked before =) but I suggest going to the grocery store and just taking a walk around to look at the prices of veggies, meats, pasta, rice... if you haven't already. Skip the pre-packaged and processed foods. Maybe you'll be surprised just how much cheaper it is to cook at home than to buy ready-made food or eat out!
By the way, I never really cooked much until after I moved out 6 years ago, but now I really love grocery shopping and cooking ^_^v good luck!
Ditto on the canned tuna, and cottage cheese. Poached fish is easy and poached salmon and tuna (from frozen, even) work well for breakfast or on top of salad.
Part skim mozzarella sticks. Baked tofu often comes in lots of flavors. My favorite from a company called "soy boy" (New England area) is the teriyaki flavor, but there's lemon pepper and other flavors. I actually think it's better cold than tossed into something hot.
Wow, thanks a lot for your help guys. Really appreciate it.
I've gone out to Indigo and gotten myself a book that gives healthy recipes for people strapped on time.
I'm going to start using it too.
If someone has any knowledge on what books I can follow for making fast meals, or meals in bulk over the weekend with high prot/carb... please let me know.
You should experiment with quinoa as a substitute for rice, etc. It is a high protein grain and a great alternative grain to use in salads, breakfast, sides,etc. It has a nutty, delicious taste.
Edamame and lowfat tofu are good options, too. With brown rice and steamed veg - tasty and healthy.