Tips to Get More Protein into Your Diet

I have been on a whole body, including mind and spirit wellness journey for a few years now. It's trial and error learn as I go. But the number one thing I learned and that advice I always go back to is nutrition is the most important aspect. According to the latest data, an estimated 600 million people become ill each year after consuming food contaminated with harmful substances. Properly fueling your body is key and getting more protein into your diet is not only a great way to grow your muscles since muscles burn fat, but also you feel fuller for longer. So here are some of my favorite tips to get more protein into your diet, but in a delicious, satisfying way.

Eat Your Protein First.

So, when you are a t a meal, eat your protein first. That way you know you filled up on your protein first. Key is to also make sure you listen to your body's cues and stop when you are full.

Include a High Protein Food with Every Meal.

My friend said she felt like if she got all of her protein then she would just eat meat all day, but there are so many foods that are considered high protein foods besides meat. Lik eggs, legumes, and soy products like tofu or tempeh. The recommended amount is 20-30 grams at every meal.

Surround Yourself with High Protein Treats like a Naked Cookie.

Sugar Naked Cookie is a quick, healthy, and delicious protein treat for any time of the day. Freshly baked in the USA, gluten-free Naked Cookie is made with defatted almond flour instead of traditional wheat. With 10g of grass-fed whey protein, only 210 calories, and only 5g of sugar in each cookie, now you can satisfy your sweet tooth without feeding your waistline.

Mix half a cup of part-skim ricotta and half a cup of Greek yogurt with a tablespoon of honey. Finish it off with 1/2 of a Naked Cookie crumbled on top. You can also go with one half or 2/3 cup of berries instead of the honey for added nutrients. 

Substitute for Quinoa.

Quinoa is considered a complete protein because it contains all the essential amino acids we need. The seed (most people think it’s a grain) is packed with about 8 grams of protein per cup. Swap quinoa for rice or pasta, or, add it to soups, salads, or even muffins and pancakes for extra nutritional value. And since so many meals need a base, making this simple swap is so yummy and easy.

Find the Right Protein Powder.

Naked Casein has only one ingredient: Micellar casein sourced from US farms. Casein is a slow-digesting protein that helps you stay full for longer. When taken before bed, casein protein supports the muscle recovery process throughout the night. Naked Casein protein powder is free of additives and artificial sweeteners. We are committed to shortening the steps between our farms and you. Don’t let the supplement industry fool you; additives are for their bottom line, not your health.

Indulge In Cottage Cheese.

Have you actually tried cottage cheese? Especially melted into a dish. When I mention swapping cottage cheese to people their immediate reaction is "gross", but don't knock it until you try it.

I have heard from so many people that getting their recommended amount of protein is so hard because they feel like they are eating all day or worried about "too many calories", but it is possible if you make simple swaps.

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