You need to consume protein daily to help your body build muscle and to function at its best; not to mention, protein keeps you fuller longer. Below are 10 great ways to get more protein in your diet.
1. Cottage cheese: With 16 grams of protein in half a cup, cottage cheese works well alone or for topping a baked potato! This is a protein-rich food you'll want in your diet.
3. Chicken breast: Did you know that a 3.5-ounce portion of chicken breast provides a whopping 30 grams of protein?! Enough said. Click here for 52 shredded chicken recipes.
4. Tofu: For non-meat eaters, tofu provides some serious protein. According to the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), tofu yields 10 grams of protein per every half cup.
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7. Eggs: The Incredible Egg boasts that one large egg has 6 grams of protein, in addition to being an excellent source of vitamin D. Remix your traditional egg breakfast with this delicious Skinny Avocado Egg Scramble.
8. Quinoa: New to many, this grain-like superfood is making itself known. Packing in 20 grams of protein per one cup, USDA says that quinoa kicks your regular rice and potatoes to the curb! Check out some of our favorite quinoa recipes: Healthy Chicken Quinoa Power Bowl, Quinoa Spinach Parmesan Risotto, and Spicy Quinoa Crusted Chicken.
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9. Milk: Consuming two cups of low fat or skim milk provides 14 grams of protein.
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