Spray an 8-by-8 inch Pyrex dish with non-stick spray. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, combine protein powder, almond meal, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice. Whisk together and set aside.
In a smaller bowl, combine egg whites, no-cal sweetener, cottage cheese and vanilla. Whisk until well incorporated and then add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix again.
Fold in grated apple and mix until combined.
Pour batter into the prepared dish and bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes.
Helps with weight loss - Protein helps you stay fuller for longer.
Amino acid source - Your body can’t produce some essential amino acids, so you need to get them through your diet (via protein!)
Tofu - Low in calories and fat. High in protein.
Beans - Quinoa (“keen-wah”) and edamame higher in protein than say, kidney beans (more on beans and their protein content here). Beans are a great alternative to meat, especially because they’re so much lower in fat.
Tempeh - If you don’t know what tempeh is, it’s basically soy in a cake-like form. It has a different flavor and texture from tofu. It’s high in calcium and protein.
Almonds - almonds alone aren’t enough protein for your diet, but they’re great for snacks.
Beef - Grass-fed beef has more fatty acids and nutrients. It’s also healthier to eat than factory-raised beef. Stick with a lean beef.
Pork Tenderloin - Much lower in fat than beef.
Chicken - Organic chicken is extremely lean and has more essential fatty acids than factory raised chicken.
Wild salmon - Eat only wild salmon. Farm-raised salmon can be diseased, contain high levels of toxins and mercury, and are not as rich in omega-3 fatty acids.
Eggs - Although egg whites are leaner, whole eggs are great for you too! Eating whole eggs are as natural as eggs come and are high in nutrients.
Non-fat Greek Yogurt - Stay away from the flavored ones/regular yogurt. They’re extremely high in sugar. Greek yogurt is really high protein and good fats. It also has much less sugar/carbohydrates. Eat them with pureed/mashed fruit instead of the fruit mix-ins that might come with it.
Milk - Skim, soy, and almond milk are high in protein and low in fat. Milk can also be a great source of calcium.
All this information came from Mark’s Daily Apple. It’s a great site for info on fitness and eating clean.
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as for vegans, you can also get protein from whole grains, nuts, and seeds! not just processed soy beans!