Don’t worry, I’m not going to give you a science lesson on protein. I like the food aspect so much more than the scientific one. :)

Protein. We all need it. Some of us get too much. Some of us don’t get enough.

Sometimes it is easy to get enough. Other times its not.

I am definitely what I would consider a “protein person.” I need a decent amount of protein (and fat) at each meal or I get hungry. And then I get really crabby. Ask the Taster, he’ll tell you it isn’t pretty.

Here are some of my favorite – EASY – ways to get in protein!

Favorite, Easy Proteins: 

  • peanut butter or other nut butters
  • cheese sticks
  • greek yogurt
  • tofu
  • hard boiled eggs
  • edamame
  • protein bars like thinkThin
  • sprouted bread
  • cottage cheese
  • tuna
  • beans like lentils
  • protein shake/smoothie 
  • oatmeal
What are your favorite ways to eat protein? 


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