ENDECA_EXCLUDE_START

Farewell, friends. After 9/30/2014, LiveBetterAmerica.com will no longer be available. For more information, click here.

Farewell, friends. After 9/30/2014, LiveBetterAmerica.com will no longer be available. For more information, click here.

ENDECA_EXCLUDE_END

Pump Up Your Protein Intake

Looking to make your meals mightier? Follow our simple tips and tricks on how to put more protein into your diet.

molly-burke
|
Share

Protein isn’t just for pumping iron at the gym—it’s an important nutrient as part of your daily diet.  Worried you’re not getting enough protein in your diet? Speak to your doctor about your exercise levels, current diet (especially if you’re vegetarian or vegan) and any additional health concerns to see how much protein you need and follow our favorite ways to add protein in your diet:

Drink it

01-drink-it_pump-up-your-protein-intake

Smoothies are a simple and satisfying way to incorporate protein into your day. Blend up our favorite protein smoothie recipes perfect for pre or post-workouts, breakfast or even a mid-day snack. 

Go green with our Spinach-Apple-Peach Smoothie.
Relax with our yogurt and strawberry-filled Spa Smoothies.
Amp up with the best Chocolate Banana Protein Shake, which nets you a whopping 28 grams of protein.

Egg-cellent source

02-egg_pump-up-your-protein-intake

Whether scrambled, fried, poached or baked, eggs are a no-brainer way to boost protein in meals. 

Bake it for breakfast in our Healthified Italian Sausage Egg Bake.
Wrap it for lunch in Dilled Shrimp and Egg Salad Wraps.
Snack on it with our Paleo Gluten-Free Scotch Eggs.

Dip it

03-dip-it_pump-up-your-protein-intake

Dips can easily slip into the danger zone of surplus fat and calories, but by making a few easy swaps your next dip can be a better-for-you appetizer without sacrificing flavor. 

Score a game day touchdown with Healthified Buffalo Chicken Dip recipe that nets nine grams of protein.
Try our Red Pepper Hummus with Pita Chips for a twist on the traditional Middle-Eastern dip.
Warm up guilt free with Skinny Crab Dip

Shoot for the sea

04-Shoot for the sea_pump-up-your-protein-intake

Don’t shy away from seafood! Fish and shellfish are a great source of protein and can be made into a variety of delicious dishes. Check out our favorite protein-packed seafood recipes that even the biggest of fish-fearers will love:

In a rush? Whip up our Quick Fish Tacos made with tilapia or catfish.
Dinner will go swimmingly with our Healthified Lemon Shrimp Fettucini or Healthified Tuna and Rigatoni Bake

Go nutty

05-go-nutty_pump-up-your-protein-intake

If you’re in need of a serious snack that isn’t empty calories, reach for snack mixes that include nuts like almonds, peanuts, walnuts or pistachios.  Try Hungry Girl’s Sweet n’ Salty Snack Mix or Honey Graham Snack Mix for a couple easy-to-make recipes.

Eat it in the a.m.

pump-up-protein_06

Cereal is a super easy, and not-to-mention delicious, way to add protein in your diet. Start your day off right Fiber One® Protein Cereals, in Maple Brown Sugar or Cranberry Almond varieties. Both options provide wholesome goodness and a power combination of 20% of your daily fiber needs and 10 grams of protein. Time to eat up and pump up!

ENDECA_EXCLUDE_START
ENDECA_EXCLUDE_END