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Jun 16, 2008 04:25 PM

Title: Which foods are high in protein

Message I need to know some foods that are high in protein.

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  1. Quinoa is very high in protein for a grain. Combining rice and beans makes a protein. Of course your meat and fish and eggs.

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    1. re: coastie

      This is kimberly13 and this was my first time using chowhounding topics Thanks for the replys.

      1. re: coastie

        yes, quinoa is actually considered a complete food because it contains every amino acid.

      2. Yeah, can you be a little more specific?

        1. High in protein, how?

          High in protein relative to its total calories?

          High in protein in terms of the suggested DV?

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          1. re: ipsedixit

            There may be thousands of such sites, but if you wanna try an easy one, is good, just put in the food name and it gives all kinds of nutrition data.

            1. Any meat or fish is high in protein...lentils are the highest non-meat source of protein after soybeans (I'm pretty sure) well, here's some info:


              1. Besides the obvious (meat), Fage yogurt.

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                1. re: Lucia

                  Love, love, love Fage. I cannot eat regular yogurt but I was always able to eat tatziki. I tried Fage and I am addicted. If you get the 0%, there's no fat, very few calories, and tons of protein. Just add a little honey, bc it's not sweetened. Grape-nuts are good on top too. Or fresh fruit. You will never eat regular yogurt again (and shouldn' the nutrional facts of Fage to regular might as well eat ice cream.)

                    1. re: carey24

                      do you mean regular *sweetened* yogurt? because I'm sure plain regular low fat yogurt is just as good for you as fage, just with a different texture.

                      1. re: Halie

                        I agree with Halie. If you read the label on plain, unsweetened yogurt -- yogurt made from milk and yogurt cultures, period -- you may be surprised at how much sugar it has. A lot of people look at it and think "this must have sugar added." But it's not added sugar, it's naturally occuring lactose. Same with milk. Fage has less lactose (and hence fewer grams sugar per volume) because to make it they drain off much of the whey and thus some of the lactose. Unless you think there's something intrinsically wrong with sugar in any form, there's no reason to avoid lactose-containing yogurt.

                        1. re: jlafler

                          Except medically I cannot eat regular yogurt. Only Greek yogurt. I don't funny understand the difference bc I drink milk and eat dairy regularly, so it's not a lactose thing, but have never been able to eat regular yogurt.

                          1. re: carey24

                            That's interesting. Maybe the issue is the type of lactobacilli or combination of lactobacilli used in different yogurts. Or it could be that non-fat yogurt is often thickened with gelatin and there's something about the gelatin that disagrees with you.

                            But in your first post you did say "you shouldn't" eat regular yogurt (not "I can't eat regular yogurt"). And you implied that there was some specific problem with regular yogurt that would be obvious to anybody who read the nutrition facts label. I'm just trying to figure out what you meant by that.