The past few weeks of the Protein Challenge have sort of gone by in a blur. Actually, April in general went by in a flash! How is tomorrow the first day of May?!
So over the past two weeks, I’ve really tried to step up my protein game. Here are some of the awesome protein-rich meals I’ve had in the past 1-2 weeks.
|Medium rare top sirloin at Medium Rare in Washington DC|
Did you know that 3 oz of lean beef has an average of 154 calories? I have been able to eat 6-8 oz of beef at many meals and not have to worry about going over my caloric max for the day. I have eaten a lot of pork and chicken as well, but the photos in my kitchen don’t look near as great as the plated restaurant meals!
|Bacon, egg and cheese on whole wheat English muffin|
In addition to these delicious meals, I had a lot of string cheese, eggs and yogurt for breakfast and utilized beef jerky as my snack for the afternoon. For dinner, I focused on subbing out a dinner roll and instead eating cottage cheese as a side.
|8 oz sirloin for my birthday – medium rare of course!|