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Anyone know of any good protein ideas to eat with a cucumber? tia.
Tue. Sep 5, 12:11pm
try a little hummus or tahini
Tuesday, September 05, 2006, 12:19 PM
scoop out just the seeds (through the length of the cucmber)
Pile tuna fish in the middle. with or without mayo or possibly a little low fat cheese with it.
Tuesday, September 05, 2006, 12:27 PM
plain yogurt...greek yogurt is very thick - good for dipping. Add some chopped herbs (garlic, dill, curry powder, basil and mint are my favorites - one at a time, not all together!) to the yogurt for extra excitement. Or cut the cucumber into bite-sized chunks and make a dressing out of plain yogurt (or herbed plain yogurt, as above)
Fage brand greek yogurt is pretty expensive, but it has something like 23 g of protein in a cup, and only 8 or 9 g of carbs and 0g fat (in the non-fat version...the full-fat version has 23g of fat!).
Tuesday, September 05, 2006, 2:30 PM
Pretend it's a cracker...
I eat them with cheese or salami like a cracker. The seedless ones work better for this (they are usually the ones wrapped in plastic at the supermarket).
Tuesday, September 05, 2006, 2:36 PM
with lime and chili powder, delicious, but not protein.
Tuesday, September 05, 2006, 5:00 PM
I like them sliced and soaked in rice vinegar
I also like them chopped into bite sized piees and combined with tomatoes, LF feta cheese, red onion, chopped kalamata olives (a few go a long way) and greek dressing (TJ's had a great low-cal one) for a yummy greek salad. This pairs wonderfully with grilled chicken.
I make tzatziki sauce with them (the fage yogurt makes for wonderful sauce) and have it over grilled chicken 'n veggies skewers.
Also - I like cucumbers in chopped salad and I'll add a bit of meat and call it a meal.
Tuesday, September 05, 2006, 9:09 PM
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