EASY protein? Hard time eating meat & egg


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I have four young kids and neither they nor my hubby eat this way... like at all! So, after cooking for them I have little patience for cooking for myself. Therefore, I usually am eating quick proteins like hard-boiled egg, organic ham lunchmeat, organic roast beef lunchmeat, nut butter, bacon... along with some raw or sauteed veg and some kind of fat. It doesn't take a lot to fill me up these days. I'm not a fan of a hunk of meat sitting on my plate and handling raw meat kind of puts me off , which is another reason I go for the quick proteins. I also get sick of eating hard-boiled eggs all the time and I don't like them cooked any other way. Just wondering if other people have ideas of quick protein that I can have on hand besides the above?! I'm in the UK so I don't have access to things like USWellness Meats for jerkey or whatever...

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White fish is quick to fry, salmon doesn't take much longer. Tinned tuna and salmon are sort of instant as are cooked prawns. I made a really quick dish last night by heating a can of coconut milk, adding red Thai curry paste (Waitrose sells a compliant one). Then I threw in a packet of ready prepared stirfry veg and, at the last minute a packet of cooked prawns. Less than 10 minutes start to finish and it was delicious.

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I love throwing a whole chicken in the crockpot. It is foolproof and could not be easier. Slap some spices on it and throw it in there- no liquids required. There is minimal handling of the meat since you just see it raw, put it in the pot, and it comes out perfectly cooked :) Better for you than lunchmeat too

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I make roasts in the slow cooker almost every week. Mostly beef, but sometimes pork or bison. Just cover them with salt, garlic powder, and maybe some coriander powder and let it cook for 8 hours. I start mine frozen and they are excellent after 8 hours. Then you can pull off as much cooked meat as you want to go with veggies.

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i do half-and-half meals for me & the other half - something like a paleo-compliant curry or stew & then i'll put him a pan of rice or pasta on to boil & shred myself a cauliflower or make courgette noodles. That way we're both happy. The kids are a law unto themselves, but i'm planning on getting around to them soon! :ph34r:

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i do half-and-half meals for me & the other half - something like a paleo-compliant curry or stew & then i'll put him a pan of rice or pasta on to boil & shred myself a cauliflower or make courgette noodles. That way we're both happy. The kids are a law unto themselves, but i'm planning on getting around to them soon! :ph34r:

I do this too - e.g I'll make a compliant blognase and do pasta for them but zuchinni noodles for myself. Couldn't be doing with cooking twice. Or they can just eat the goddamn cauli rice or lump it :D

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