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10 Ways to Add More Protein to Your diet

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A healthy diet is important for everyone, even if you aren’t trying to lose weight. For the past 6 months, I have been actively trying to lose weight. I’ve been watching my diet, drinking more water and working out. One important thing I learned when it comes to losing weight and working out is you need a lot more protein!

At first, it was pretty hard for me to keep up with the amount of protein that was needed. I’m personally not a big fan of protein shakes so I had to come up with other ways to add more protein into my diet.

If you are into fitness, dieting or just trying to eat healthier then this list is for you!

10 Ways to Add More Protein Into Your Diet

1. Peanut Butter and Celery – If you are watching your calories this is a great midday snack!

2. Plain Greek Yogurt – I have to admit I’m not a big fan of Greek Yogurt, but it does have a nice amount of protein. I will usually buy plain Greek Yogurt, add in a drop of vanilla and sometimes fruit. Mix it all up and you have yourself a pretty tasty treat.

3. Smoothies – I mentioned above that I’m not a big fan of protein drinks…but I love this one! I take about 1 cup of 1% or 2% milk, 1 scoop of protein powder, a couple strawberries and a banana and put it all in the blender. Once everything is blended up, I have a nice strawberry banana shake to enjoy! The best part is I don’t even taste the protein powder.

4. Beef Jerky – I LOVE beef jerky! Thankfully, my husband is a hunter so we are always making a batch of venison jerky. Jerky is high in protein and so yummy and easy to take with you while on the go.

5. Edamame – I keep frozen edamame in the freezer since it’s so easy to prepare. I tend to season my edamame with chipotle seasoning!

6. Turkey or Chicken Breasts – Both turkey and chicken are so versatile and you can really use this meat to get creative with your meals while ensuring you are getting plenty of protein.

7. Beans – If you are on a budget adding beans into your diet is a must! I buy large bags of different lentils and add them to our dinners. Beans are extremely easy to cook and can be used as a side dish or added into food.

8. Hard Boiled Eggs – If you enjoy eggs then this is a must in your diet when trying to add more protein. I will usually boil up 18 eggs on Sunday evening and snack on them throughout the week.

9. Fish – Most seafood is packed with protein, the problem is I don’t really enjoy seafood. If you aren’t a fan of fish, try getting a halibut filet. This white fish is high in protein, doesn’t taste fishy and you can season with anything you’d like. I typically do a dry chipotle rub on my filet and then cook it in a hot skillet for about 4 or 5 minutes a side.

10. Cheese – Cottage cheese and Swiss cheese are both high in protein and make for an easy snack.

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Arthur

Monday 19th of July 2021

I truly love Protein! An obligation of appreciation is all together for sharing a great deal of information.

Melissa Smith

Wednesday 10th of December 2014

I think I'm pretty much set with the peanut butter & celery combo and cheese. I consider them indulgences so now I think I may indulge a little more now.

Adanna

Tuesday 9th of December 2014

I'm determined to eat much more healthy in 2015 and these tips are fantastic. Thank you!

Nicole Herose Escat

Tuesday 9th of December 2014

I didn't know my diet plan, but this time I've already knew what proteins diet important is. Thank you for this blog I didn't care about my diet.

Terri Ramsey Beavers

Tuesday 9th of December 2014

Thanks so much for sharing. I keep forgetting that beans add protein and they taste so good that I'm going to make more of them.