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8 Easy Ways to Pack Protein Into Your Diet

Easy Ways to Pack Protein Into Your Diet
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Most of us have heard about the benefits of protein for building healthy bodies, but are you actually getting enough of it in your diet? Protein is one of three primary macros alongside carbohydrates and fat, forming the basic building blocks of good nutrition. Our bodies require a specific amount of protein not only to build and repair muscles and bones, but also for energy. Here are eight easy recipes to help you pack in the protein:

1. CAULIFLOWER AND GREENS FRITTATA | MYFITNESSPAL’S RECIPES

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 210; Total Fat: 11g; Saturated Fat: 6g; Monounsaturated Fat: 3g; Cholesterol: 109mg; Sodium: 333mg; Carbohydrate: 10g; Dietary Fiber: 3g; Sugar: 4g; Protein: 19g

2. PROTEIN-PACKED OVERNIGHT OATS | MYFITNESSPAL’S RECIPES

Easy Ways to Pack Protein Into Your Diet

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 438; Total Fat: 16g; Saturated Fat: 2g; Monounsaturated Fat: 6g; Cholesterol: 3mg; Sodium: 82mg; Carbohydrate: 58g; Dietary Fiber: 7g; Sugar: 23g; Protein: 21g

3. CHICKEN FAJITAS LETTUCE WRAPS | MYFITNESSPAL’S RECIPES

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 402; Total Fat: 20g; Saturated Fat: 4g; Monounsaturated Fat: 10g; Cholesterol: 93mg; Sodium: 481mg; Carbohydrate: 20g; Dietary Fiber: 5g; Sugar: 6g; Protein: 35g

4. CHICKEN AND KIMCHI-KALE STIR-FRY | MYFITNESSPAL’S RECIPES

Easy Ways to Pack Protein Into Your Diet

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 220; Total Fat: 7g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Monounsaturated Fat: 2g; Cholesterol: 83mg; Sodium: 147mg; Carbohydrate: 10g; Dietary Fiber: 6g; Sugar: 4g; Protein: 29g

5. TOFU AND VEGGIE SAUSAGE SCRAMBLE WITH TURMERIC | MYFITNESSPAL’S RECIPES

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 191; Total Fat: 8.6g; Saturated fat: 0.5g; Monounsaturated fat: 4g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 300mg; Carbohydrate: 13g; Dietary Fiber: 4g; Sugar: 3g; Protein: 20g

6. GROUND TURKEY KEEMA AND PEAS | MYFITNESSPAL’S RECIPES

Easy Ways to Pack Protein Into Your Diet

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 219; Total Fat: 12g; Saturated Fat: 5g; Monounsaturated Fat: 3g; Cholesterol: 78mg; Sodium: 360mg; Carbohydrate: 5g; Dietary Fiber: 1g; Sugar: 1g; Protein: 23g

7. INSTANT POT LOW-CARB LASAGNA STUFFED PEPPERS | MYFITNESSPAL’S RECIPES

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 447; Total Fat: 27g; Saturated Fat: 11g; Monounsaturated Fat: 8g; Cholesterol: 171mg; Sodium: 605mg; Carbohydrate: 11g; Dietary Fiber: 3g; Sugar: 11g; Protein: 41g

8. INSTANT POT CHICKPEA TIKKA MASALA | MYFITNESSPAL’S RECIPES

Easy Ways to Pack Protein Into Your Diet

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 317; Total Fat: 5g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Monounsaturated Fat: 2g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 685mg; Carbohydrate: 60g; Dietary Fiber: 10g; Sugar: 6g; Protein 11g

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