Unexpected Ways To Get In Some Protein

If you’re looking to get in some extra protein, you might instantly think of a lean grilled chicken breast. But these three foods are actually packed with more protein than a chicken breast.

 

Green Smoothies

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You can make a protein-packed green smoothie (with no protein powder) by blending together 1 cup of soymilk, 1 ounce of pistachios, 1 ounce of hemp seeds, 1 cup of spinach, and 1 banana, says Sharon Palmer, RDN, author of the amazing Plant-Powered for Life. You’ll get 31 grams of protein!

 

Barramundi Fish

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This Australian fish is eco-friendly, low-mercury fish is an amazing source of heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids. Plus, just over 6 ounces of Barramundi will net you over 31 grams of protein.

 

Cottage Cheese

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A large bowl of cottage cheese (somewhere around 1ΒΌ cups) will get you 35 grams of protein! The best part of including cottage cheese in your diet is that it’s super versatile. If you’re craving something sweet, mix in some fruit and nuts. If you’re in the mood for a more savory dish, throw in tomatoes, fresh basil and black pepper.