I lift weights, therefore I need protein. And I need more than the plain can-o-tuna, chicken breast, or deli meat. Yep, I need variety if I’m going to be eating my weight in protein.
I’m not in a terribly creative mood, so today you get to be blessed with just a few of my higher protein meals. Three to be exact.
Thick Tofu Sauce with kabocha
Thick Tofu Sauce
- Approx. 1 cup tofu (more or less won’t make much difference)
- 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
- 4 tbsp white onions or shallots
- 1/2 cup water (may have to add more or less depending on consistency)
- 1/2 tbsp yacon syrup (or 1 date)
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp thyme
- 1 tbsp miso paste (optional but delicious)
- 1 tbsp nutritional yeast
Place all ingredients into blender. Blend until creamy and delicious. Taste and adjust to your liking.
Smear on any food item you desire. It’s good. 🙂
Yeah, it’s probably what you think it is…
That, my friends, is Steak Tartar. My FAVORITE dish.
Steak Tartar at home
This recipe makes a lot, approximately 4 servings
- 1 lb of sirloin steak or London broil
- 1/2 white onion, finely chopped, about 1/2 cup
- 1 egg, or 2 egg yokes
- salt & freshly ground pepper, to taste
Important note: Make sure to buy a high quality, extremely lean meat, from a trusted butcher. You may want to mention it’s purpose, so they give you the freshest and highest quality cut of meat.
Best prep method is to grind your own meat, at home. With ground meat, combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix thoroughly with a fork to keep ingredients from getting mushy.
Spread on bread or crackers. And yes, this may sound like an odd dish, full of all the rule breaking of cooking. Go to any high-end restaurant and it’ll be on the menu. And probably better and fresher when made at home. It’s seriously delicious eats.
There is are a lot of variations to this dish. The Arabic side of the meal includes the raw meat mixed with hot water and bulghur, spices, and topped with a fried egg. Again, seriously delicious eats here. (I cannot remember the name so if you know it, leave a comment- Mama Samaan, that’s you.)
Even though I’m eating very low sugars and higher protein meals, does not mean I’m skipping dessert. Seriously, why would you?
Protein Pumpkin Yogurt?
Whatever you call it, it includes: Protein powder (any flavor or kind), pureed fresh or canned pumpkin, Greek yogurt, Stevia, cinnamon, and a glob of almond butter.
I need my dessert. And this works just fine. 🙂
Other wonderful, protein packed, nutritious, and easy dishes I’ve been munchin’ on include:
- April’s recipe for (ok, all of her recipes are good) Protein Cakes
- Alex’s Grain-Free Bitter Chocolate Cake for One
- Any and all of Alisa‘s suggestions here
Get you’re protein in because tomorrow we’re working out with TRX, baby!
What are you’re favorite go-to meals?
Any protein packin’ food ideas?