Healthy Meatless Options

Each section is broken down into sub-sections. As each sub-section goes down, the carbohydrate content rises. Keep in mind, carbohydrates must be below 15 grams.

Leanest

14 Egg whites
2 cups Eggbeaters
2 cups AllWhites

1 1/2 cups 1% Cottage Cheese
2 Boca Meatless Burgers Original

2 Morningstar Grillers Vegan Burgers
2 Boca Grilled Vegetable Burgers

Leaner

2 whole eggs + 4 egg whites
2 whole eggs + 1 cup Eggbeaters
6 ounces (1 1/2 cups shredded) Low-fat cheese

6 Morningstar Veggie Sausage Links
15 ounces Mori-Nu Extra Firm Tofu
3 Morningstar Veggie Sausage Patties

24 Morningstar Meal Starters Chik’n Strips
2 cups Morningstar Meal Starters Sausage Style Recipe Crumbles
2 cups Morningstar Meal Starters Grillers Recipe Crumbles
1 1/2 cups 2% Cottage Cheese

Lean

3 whole eggs
4 ounces (1 cup shredded) Moderate-fat Cheese
4 ounces Goat Cheese, Low Fat
2 Morningstar Grillers Prime Veggie Burgers

8 ounces Part-skim Ricotta cheese
15 ounces Mori-Nu Firm Tofu
3 Boca Cheeseburger Patties
2 Boca All-American Flame Grilled Burgers

2 Morningstar Tomato & Basil Pizza Burgers
2 Morningstar Grillers Original Burgers
15 ounces Mori-Nu Soft Tofu
12 Trader Joe’s Meatless Meatballs

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Healthy Lean Options

Leanest = 7 ounce portion (cooked weight) plus 2 Healthy Fats

Alligator (cooked)
Buffalo
Catfish
Cod
Crab
Crayfish (cooked)
Cusk (cooked)
Deer
Elk
Flatfish (cooked)
Flounder or Sole
Frog Legs (cooked)
Ground turkey or other meat at least 98% lean
Grouper
Haddock
Lobster
Mahi Mahi
Monkfish (cooked)
Moose (cooked)
Orange Roughy
Ostrich, tip, trimmed (cooked)
Perch (cooked)
Pike (cooked)
Scallops
Shrimp
Squid (cooked) 9 ounces!
Striped Bass (cooked)
Tilapia
Tuna (Yellowfin Steak or canned in water)
Wahoo (Ono) fish (cooked)
Whiting (cooked)
Young Duckling (cooked)

Leaner = 6 ounce portion (cooked weight) plus 1 Healthy Fat

Black Bass (cooked)
Butter Fish (cooked)
Chicken breast or white meat, without the skin
Chicken Gizzards (cooked)
Conch (cooked)
Corvina (cooked)
Duck, wild (cooked)
Ground turkey or other meat 95-97% lean
Halibut
Mussels (cooked)
Quail (cooked)
Octopus (cooked)
Ostrich, top loin (cooked)
Rabbit, wild (cooked)
Sand Bass (cooked)
Shark (cooked)
Squirrel (cooked)
Sturgeon (cooked)
Swordfish
Tilefish (cooked)
Trout
Turkey light meat

Lean = 5 ounce portion (cooked weight) and no Healthy Fats

Bear (cooked)
Beef Liver (cooked)
Blue Fish (cooked)
Carp (cooked)
Chicken dark meat
Chilean Sea Bass (cooked)
Dove (cooked)
Duck, domesticated (cooked)
Eel (cooked)
Farmed Catfish
Ground turkey or other meat 85-94% lean
Ham (cooked)
Herring
Lamb
Lean Roast
Lean Steak
Mackerel
Ox Tail (cooked)
Pheasant (cooked)
Pork Chop
Pork Tenderloin
Rabbit, domestic (cooked)
Rainbow Trout (cooked)
Salmon
Sardines (cooked)
Tuna (Bluefin Steak)
Turkey dark meat
Whitefish (cooked)
Yellow Tail (cooked)

Raw Vs. Cooked Weights

Fish – fillets and steaks, 10 ounces raw = 7 ounces cooked
Fish – whole, dressed, 1.625 pounds raw = 7 ounces cooked
Lobster, meat only, 1.75 pounds raw = 7 ounces cooked
Shrimp – Raw, in shell, 13 ounces raw = 7 ounces cooked
Shrimp – Raw, peeled and cleaned, 11.2 ounces raw = 7 ounces cooked

Chicken – Breast, white meat, 9.1 ounces raw = 6 ounces cooked
Turkey – Breasts, whole, skinless, 10.5 ounces raw = 6 ounces cooked

Beef – Ground, 85% lean, 6.25 ounces raw = 5 ounces cooked
Chicken – Thigh, dark meat, 10 ounces raw = 5 ounces cooked
Lamb – Chops, 11 ounces raw = 5 ounces cooked
Lamb – Roast, leg, boneless, 8.2 ounces raw = 5 ounces cooked
Lamb – Roast, leg, with bone, 11.1 ounces raw = 5 ounces cooked
Pork – Chops, loin, with bone, 12.2 ounces raw = 5 ounces cooked
Roast – Chuck, pot roast, boneless, 7.14 ounces raw = 5 ounces cooked
Steak – Tenderloin, trimmed, 5.5 ounces raw = 5 ounces cooked
Steak – Sirloin, boneless, 6.7 ounces raw = 5 ounces cooked
Steak – Flank, 7.46 ounces raw = 5 ounces cooked
Steak – Ribeye, 6.85 ounces raw = 5 ounces cooked
Steak – Round, bottom, boneless, 7.14 ounces raw = 5 ounces cooked
Steak – Rump, boneless, 8 ounces raw = 5 ounces cooked
Turkey – Ground, 5.9 ounces raw = 5 ounces cooked