Um, I guess 30 grams of protein weighs at least three times as much as 30 grams on the scale. What?? So confusing. So I looked up a conversion chart and sure enough 30 grams of protein has nothing to do with 30 grams of weight.
If understand this correctly (and believe me, I am confused)
4oz of ground beef equals about 28 grams of protein but weighs 112 grams.
Since I was weighing 30 grams per serving, each of my servings had only 7ish grams of protein.
Chicken is a whole different set of numbers. RAWR!!!!
4oz of chicken breast weighs 112g on the scale but equals about 35g of protein??
so it's about 9g of protein per 28g of weight??
I'm really REALLY confused. Why can't a gram of protein always weigh a gram?
Anyway, since it is confusing and requires a conversion chart and that's a lot of bull to deal with I'm going to do what Cro suggested and x3 everything. So roughly 90 grams of whateva-meat = 30 grams of protein in my simplified and slightly incorrect world.
Since I'd already packaged up what I'd cooked with a small portion of broccoli and cauliflower and a little less than a quarter cup of beans per serving, I just cooked another package of ground beef and added about 60 more grams to each container and called it good.
I still feel great about this since I wasn't measuring at all for the last 2 weeks and only just yesterday discovered that I should be shooting for 20-30g of protein, a quarter cup of legumes and cruciferous veggies. I think I was eating more than 30 grams of protein per meal and was using onions rather than cruciferous veggies like broccoli, cauliflower. brussels sprouts, cabbage, turnips ...
On to a new week of more clarified(really??) rules. :)
(no photo but same thing as below without any beans).
ground beef, broccoli & cauliflower
|ground beef, red beans, broccoli & cauliflower|