Proteins Are Your Friend: Eating Protein on a Budget Quiz
You need protein to stay healthy, but what different types of protein are there, and how can you get enough protein without breaking a precariously balanced budget? When the bills are piling up and dinner is due, do you know what types of protein are good for you as well as inexpensive? Let's take a tasty tour of the wonderful world of protein to discover how to eat well and still save some coin.
The USDA (U.S. Department of Agriculture) breaks foods into easy-to-understand groups, like fruits, vegetables and proteins. Which two veggies belong to both the USDA's vegetable and protein food groups?
Almonds and peanuts
Beans and peas
Corn and squash
What are essential amino acids?
Those used by the body for energy
Amino acids the body can't produce by itself
The easiest amino acids for the body to absorb
What are incomplete proteins?
Proteins the body can't utilize effectively.
Proteins that lack essential amino acids.
Proteins low in essential nutrients like vitamins and minerals.
What are complementary proteins?
Proteins that bind with essential minerals.
Foods that when combined, provide all the essential amino acids.
Proteins that are high in amino acids and low in fat.
For complementary proteins to be effective, do they have to be eaten during the same meal?
Only if you're a child or a pregnant woman
Which food below is not considered a protein food by the FDA?
What are the building blocks of protein?
All proteins are constructed from amino acids. How many amino acids are there?
How many essential amino acids are there?
Yogurt is another good source of protein that may also contain good-for-you probiotics. How many grams of protein are there in 8 ounces of yogurt?
Eggs are a complete protein that's inexpensive, portable and a much healthier choice than first thought. About how many grams of protein are there in a dozen eggs?
Peanut butter is another source of protein that's inexpensive and nutritious. About how many grams of protein are there in a 2-tablespoon serving of peanut butter?
You probably know that beans are a good complementary source of protein, but what's likely to be the best bean bargain at the market?
About how many grams of protein does the average woman need to eat every day?
Less expensive cuts of beef are often chewy but do have some great benefits beyond a bargain basement price. What other key benefit can you expect from a less expensive cut of beef?
When you buy chicken, what's one savvy way to save on the per-pound price?
Buy a whole bird and cut it up yourself.
Buy large volume family-pack cuts and freeze the extra.
Both answers are correct.
Tofu is another relatively inexpensive source of low fat protein. You can add it to casseroles, stews, soups or stir-fry with a minimum of fuss. About how many grams of protein will you find in a 5 ounce serving of tofu?
High-quality protein sources are often referred to by what name?
Greek yogurt is growing in popularity in the U.S. It's thick, rich and satisfying. Does it contain more or less protein than regular yogurt?
About the same
Milk is a good source of protein as well as containing around 20 vitamins and minerals. About how many grams of protein are there in a glass of milk?