No recipe of the week, but some super helpful tips on how to incorporate more protein into your day. Because one of the questions I get most often is “How can I get more protein in my diet?” The solutions are simple, check these out to see if they will help you!
Pick foods you actually like!
I know that sounds obvious, but so many times we think we have to eat lean sources of protein like egg whites, chicken breasts, and white fish… and those are great protein sources, if you like them! Don’t be afraid to step outside the “clean eating” box and seek out sources of protein you truly enjoy. Because the more you enjoy it, the more likely you’ll consistently eat it.
If you’re tracking your macros, plug some protein meals in the night before. If your the mom buying groceries for the family, pick good sources of protein for dinners. If you’re planning a meal for yourself, plan ahead to thaw out meat, pick it up fresh, or prep it for a few days!
Build your meals around it.
This tip goes hand in hand with planning. When creating your meals, start with protein first and build your meal around that. I aim for about 20-30 grams of protein at each meal to help me eat enough to support my training.
Increase serving sizes.
Again, this piggybacks off the last tip! Let’s say you’ve planned ahead, created your meal, and still didn’t reach your protein goal for the day. You could add another meal, OR you could increase your serving sizes for an ounce or two at each meal. It will help keep you fuller longer, and you’ll barely notice a difference in amount.
Supplement to fill the gaps!
There are so many great options in protein powders and bars these days. Not only does protein powder help satisfy your sweet tooth, it helps deliver as much protein as a chicken breast! I personally love the vegan protein line from Bare Performance Nutrition (BPN). It mixes well with berries, bananas, oats, or simply on its own! BPN also has some amazing flavors of whey protein for those who digest lactose well!
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I hope you found these 5 tips helpful! Reach out and let me know your favorite way to include more protein into your diet!