Fast food restaurants and fast food restaurants themselves often seem like they’ve been designed to cater to the consumer’s tastes, with dishes designed to appeal to their specific demographic.
But it turns out the average person is only eating about the same number of calories of fast food as they used to, and there’s not a lot of overlap between the two.
What is this ‘meatball’ you’re eating?
Here’s how to make a meal that’s more meat-centric.
Make the meatball taste more like the meat on a burger.
Fast food often uses the same ingredients to make the same food, so make sure you change it up.
Use chicken stock instead of beef or turkey stock.
Instead of soy sauce, use soy protein concentrate instead.
Try a blend of almond flour, wheat germ, and baking powder.
Add spices to your meal to make it extra meaty.
Make it spicy, and add some ground black pepper.
Make your salad and soup meat-based with fresh herbs and spices.
Use fresh ground cumin, red pepper flakes, and cayenne pepper.
Add fresh veggies.
Try red cabbage, spinach, or kale.
Add chopped onions or chopped peppers.
Add the chicken stock.
Use a low-sodium broth or use a high-salt broth like corn.
Add chicken stock to your pasta or rice dishes.
Add a protein source.
Use lean meat such as chicken or turkey, fish, or eggs.
Add nuts, beans, tofu, and other plant-based proteins.
Add vegetables and protein-packed sauces.
Use low-fat mayo, a sauce made with peanut or soy-based oils.
Use coconut oil instead of coconut water.
Add veggies and a protein boost.
Add more veggies and protein to your stir-fry, grilled vegetables, or baked beans.
Add spinach, broccoli, or any other leafy green vegetables.
Add kale, cabbage, or other leaf vegetables to your salads.
Make a salad that’s a bit meat-heavy.
Use canned vegetables, whole grain, and low- or no-fat dressing.
Make lunch meat-friendly.
Add cooked grains to your burgers or pasta dishes.
Make salad greens and greens-packed veggies.
Add avocado, spinach or other fresh green vegetables to salads.
Add some vegetables to the salad or add a protein-filled sauce to your main course.
Add protein-rich sauces.
Add mayo or other soy- or corn-based sauces.
Add an extra salad for a protein kick.
Try avocado, green beans, or onions in a salad.
Add green beans or other beans to a main course salad.
Add tofu or tofu-based vegetables.
Add fish or seafood to your salad.
13 of 18 food items contain meat Protein content (grams) Calories per 100 grams of food Protein and fat content (gals) Ingredients Meat meat 1 chicken breast 1 oz ground beef, such as chuck, bacon, or ground turkey 1 lb ground turkey, such the ground turkey or ground chuck 1 oz. ground turkey breast, such chicken breasts and thighs or pork shoulder 1/4 cup olive oil 1 cup sliced green onions 1 cup chopped garlic, minced 1 cup diced tomatoes 1 tsp.
ground cayona pepper 1 tsp ground coriander 1 tsp onion powder 1 tsp chili powder 1/2 tsp ground turmeric 1 tsp garlic powder 1 1/3 cups water 1/8 tsp salt 2 tsp dried parsley 1 tsp dried oregano 1/16 tsp dried basil 1/32 tsp dried sage 1 tsp salt 1 tsp smoked paprika 1 tsp black pepper 1/6 tsp onion flakes 1/12 tsp ground black peppercorns (optional) (optional for spice) 2-1/2 lbs of vegetables (about 1 medium yellow bell pepper, 1 medium red bell pepper or other green pepper, and 1 medium cucumber) 1 medium green leafy vegetable such as turnips, onions, and garlic 1 cup fresh kale or spinach 1 cup kale, spinach leafy vegetables such as kale and leaf spinach, and spinach leaves (any green leaf, red leaf, or purple leaf) 1 cup leaf lettuce, any leaf, and any green leaf (any leaf, leaf, yellow leaf, purple leaf, orange leaf, green leaf) 3 cups of protein powder, such a protein powder that contains protein, carbohydrates, and fiber.
(e.g. PAM or P-Mo) 4 oz. frozen peas 1 cup frozen broccoli or other small leafy greens 1 cup raw nuts (like almonds, walnuts, cashews, pistachios, or pecans) 2 cups raw or semi-cooked chicken breast or other leg or thigh pieces 1/5 cup raw or partially cooked mushrooms 1 cup shredded cheese 1/15 cup raw almonds, cashew, or peanut butter 1/20 cup raw pistach