One necessity after surgery is a high protein diet. The body will be regrowing a vital organ and protein is extremely important in this process. I know of some high sources of protein: meats & tofu. I like meat, and I’m not a fan of tofu. I think it’s a texture thing. Maybe I really like it, but I don’t want to try it. Yes, sometimes I act like a kid when it comes to new food. Logan also mentioned that cottage cheese is a good source of protein. That also sounds icky. The texture is like yogurt (YUM!), with cauliflower (ICK) floating in it. Who wants to eat that?! Not me. Nevertheless, I sucked it up at the supermarket this week and purchased a small container. I figure if the doctor is going to do major organ replacement the least I can do is try a new food. So this week it’ll be “open up the gullet and in we go!”
I did find a government website listing the largest percentage of protein content here. I’ll be doing major research between now and the surgery. Here are some highlights from the first few pages:
- 85% gelatins, dry powder, unsweetened (Horse Hooves)
- 70% Whale, Beluga meat dried (Alaskan Native) – Where can I get some?
- 61% Pork skins, plain (Fried, right?)
- 57% Seaweed, spirulina, dried (meh.)
- 48% Tofu, Dried Frozen
- 42% Parmesan cheese, low sodium
- 40% Soybeans, mature seeds, dry roasted
- 39% Pork, cured, bacon, cooked, microwaved
- 36% Veal, leg (top round)
- 36% Game meat, deer, shoulder clod
- 36% Milk, dry, nonfat, regular
- 36% Beef, round, top round
- 28% Chicken Breast
- 16% Tofu
- 11% Cottage Cheese
In summary, I need to find a source for Pork Skins and Beluga Whale. Then I can sprinkle gelatin, parmesan cheese, and seaweed over the meat, and ‘wash it down’ with some dry milk!
3 Replies to “Sources of Protein”
Let us know what you think of the cottage cheese experiment. I have never tried cottage cheese or tofu for the same texture reasons you mentioned. I do like black cherry yogurt with Post crunchy pecan cereal mixed into it for lunch, especially on hockey days. Not sure if that is good for protein, but it is tasty.
Keep on postin, and I’ll keep a lookout for Beluga meat sources.
I eat an insane amount of cottage cheese… mostly due to my laziness when it comes to food preparation.