Protein is filling, helps build muscle and is great for skin, hair and nails. But it doesn’t have to mean eating a mountain of chicken and a dozen eggs to get enough of it. Here are some super-easy ways to add it in to your diet while enjoying it, too.
Go NUTS on NUTS
Keep nuts at your snack disposal at all times. Almonds, cashews, and pistachios contain between 5-6 grams of protein per serving size as well as beneficial fibre, antioxidants, and healthy fats, making them a great protein-rich snack.
Overnight your oats
Make your overnight oats prep as habitual as brushing your teeth before bed. Overnight oats with added almond milk for breakfast can easily help you reach 10 grams of protein. You can also increase the protein count by adding almonds, hemp seeds, or hemp milk in place of almond milk as well.
Load up on Grains
Grains such as quinoa are not only naturally high in protein, but also rich in a wide range of nutrients, including fibre, iron, magnesium, and essential amino acids. Being such a versatile grain means it can be incorporated into salads and stews, and used as a general alternative to rice.
Shake it out
Drinking just one FIT DELIS ‘The Power’ protein shake will help you get 19 grams of protein, helping you reach your protein target super efficiently. FIT DELIS also contains plenty of the amino acids needed to rebuild muscles after a strenuous workout. Try blending a ripe banana into your shake to satisfy your sweet tooth.
A vegan staple, tofu is full of natural soy bean protein, as well as being gluten-free and full of iron and calcium. It goes perfectly with all sorts of meals; try a tofu stir-fry packed with veggies and rice noodles, or get adventurous with cooking whole tofu steaks in a Japanese marinade for extra flavour.
Sprinkle some seeds
Another great snack food, chia seeds are low-calorie, fibrous, and rich in heart-healthy Omega-3 fatty acids. The benefits don’t stop there as chia seeds are loaded with antioxidants and are a complete source of protein. Sprinkling them on your overnight oats or blending them into smoothies and protein shakes will give you an effortless protein boost.
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