I am starting the BFL tomorrow so I just want to make sure I am all prepared. I can easily find a carb to fulfill the carb portion of the meal, but finding a protein is kinda tricky. I can always eat tuna or chicken salad sandwiches and eggs, but does anyone know of a good protein source that is easy and quick to make? Thanks!
I'll typically cook up a bunch of chicken breast (bake, grill or poach) and put it in the refrigerator. I can then easily grab it throughout the week and toss it on a salad or whatever. Toss some black beans or lentils on that salad for a great source of carbs and protein.
Cottage cheese is another favorite of mine. Greek (strained) yogurt is also fantastic, but watch the carbs in the fruit/sweetened versions. Some people can't handle it, but I'm a huge fan of plain Fage and Chobani. The vanilla Chobani is a good compromise if you can't handle the plain stuff. Note: don't stir greek yogurt, it will ruin the texture and taste.
A favorite of mine is a lean sirloin steak from grass-fed cows.
And of course there are always supplements; powders (whey, casein, etc), pre-mixed drinks and bars.
Hope this helps!
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