July 11, 2017

Powering Up with Protein All Day

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Trying to eat more protein? Most of us actually get plenty, but we could improve how we eat it. Get the most out of your protein intake by adding more variety and fitting it in throughout the day. Take a look at the ideas below from our friends at Campbell’s for inspiring ways you can power up all day long!

Breakfast: The first meal of the day can be the most difficult time to fit in more protein. Mix up your breakfast routine with Egg, Arugula, & Dijon Toast. This simple recipe provides high quality protein from hardboiled eggs and a delicious, tangy flavor from a Dijon lemon sauce. Add a glass of Low Sodium 100% V8® Vegetable Juice for a balanced meal and you are ready to start your day.

Lunch: Looking for a little lunchtime inspiration? Try swapping out your typical sandwich for something a little more exciting. Lettuce wraps are an easy and delicious way to change up your lunch routine.  Campbell’s® Sesame Chicken Skillet Sauce make these Lettuce Wraps delicious and easy to prep. Make the chicken filling ahead of time and store it separately from the lettuce. Assemble your “wraps” when you are ready to eat.

Dinner: Steak and chicken dishes are popular during dinnertime, but seafood also provides an excellent source of protein.  Fatty fish, like salmon, are a good source of heart healthy omega-3’s. Try this Teriyaki Salmon over Sesame Broccoli Noodles  for a tasty way to add more seafood AND veggies to your meals.

On the Side: Add plant-based proteins like beans, legumes, and some whole grains to your side dishes. Not only do they provide protein, but they are also an excellent source of fiber. Try this Best of the West Bean Salad as a side dish the next time you barbecue.

You’re probably eating enough protein, but there might be ways you can eat it better. Add more variety by including seafood and plant-based proteins. Include protein foods at every meal (even breakfast) to help you power up all day long!