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Did you know that between 10% and 35% of your daily calories should come from protein? How much protein do you eat? Are you getting enough, or are you overloading your diet with carbs?

Most people eat more than enough protein every day, but vegans, vegetarians, and people who are trying to lose weight might struggle.

We’re here with a few suggestions for how to get more protein. Read on to learn more.

Start With Breakfast

How often do you skip breakfast? How often do you opt for something quick, easy, and tasty, like toast or cereal? You’re missing your first opportunity of the day to put some protein in your belly!

If you opt for quick and easy foods in the morning, we recommend pre-preparing your breakfast. You can hard boil eggs, make protein-packed overnight oats, or assembled everything for a tasty protein smoothie the night before.

You can easily fit between 15g and 20g of protein into your breakfast!

Swap Yogurt and Sour Cream for Greek Yogurt

Yogurt is a tasty and (usually) low-calorie snack, but standard yogurt doesn’t have a lot of health benefits. Why not swap your yogurt for Greek yogurt instead?

Nonfat Greek yogurt is low-calorie and it packs a protein punch. You can expect a serving to contain anywhere from 15g to 20g of protein (depending on the yogurt).

If plain yogurt is too boring, you can add granola, honey, fruit, or nut butter.

Greek yogurt is also a perfect alternative to sour cream. The two taste almost identical, and when you’re cooking or baking, they act similarly in recipes. The biggest difference is the huge nutritional boost you’ll get from Greek yogurt.

Munch on High-Protein Snacks

If you want to reap the benefits of protein, you need to start swapping out some of your snacks for high-protein alternatives. That’s right if you’re not getting enough protein, leave the salty chips and cookies behind (unless you buy high-protein versions).

Luckily for you, high-protein foods are filling enough to keep you going all day long. You won’t be reaching for the snack cabinet every five minutes.

Reach for an apple with some peanut or almond butter for a sweet and salty treat (check out the benefits of almond butter here).

Other great snacks are nuts (be careful if you’re watching your calories), cheese, lunch meat (or mock meat), and tasty protein bars.

Add Nutritional Yeast to Your Meals

If you’re just trying to add in a bit of protein here and there, nutritional yeast is a great option. It’s a nutritional powerhouse and it’s tasty too.

Any vegan will know about nutritional yeast. It’s often used to make vegan cheese due to its mildly cheesy flavor. It also blends well into sauces, soups, and salad dressings.

1/4 cup of nutritional yeast adds about 8 grams of protein to your meal! Why not add it in?

That’s How to Get More Protein

Never underestimate the importance of protein! If you’ve been trying to figure out how to get more protein into your diet, try one (or all) of these suggestions. Enjoy your protein-packed meals! For more helpful articles about the top trending topics, visit the rest of the site.

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