Spruce up your high protein recipe repertoire?
Grilled chicken breasts will only take you so far in life. It's time to live a little and amp up the taste with some better-for-you (and better tasting) high-protein recipe choices!
When you're looking to add a little more protein to your meals, choices like lean beef, poultry and fish may be the first to come to mind. But beans and nuts are also protein heavy hitters. And who could forget our beloved dairy products? Aged cheeses and Greek yogurt not only show up on the plate as one of the tastiest foods you can choose, but they're also some of the highest in protein.
"How Much" protein you need to add to your diet has been a topic bantered around in conversation in gyms everywhere for years. But the reality is current research shows all of us -- body builder or not (and most of us are not) -- can benefit from making protein a priority. And by priority we mean 20 to 30 g of protein PER MEAL PER DAY. That may sound like a lot if you've been eating very little protein, but current research shows this is the ideal among to preserve muscle and feel fuller.
How can one nutrient do so much? Protein is the dietary powerhouse responsible for tissue growth and repair and the production of chemicals that keep your body running smoothly. Its amino acid structures provide key building blocks for your cells. Every day your body breaks down tissue so that it can rebuild bigger and stronger. You wouldn't build a house out of weak materials. Don't build your diet without strong foods either!
If you find yourself having a hard time adding more protein to your diet, we're here to help. We've gathered together our favorite protein-rich recipes. You can save the grilled chicken breast for another night.
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