Disclosure: Sponsored by Dannon @Oikos. I have been compensated for my time. Opinions are my own.
I am partnering with Dannon Oikos as I am big fan of making sure people get satisfying protein at every meal and snack. We’ve all heard that including protein in the diet is one of the keys to helping you stay
fuller and less likely to reach for junk food. But if you think the only way to load up on protein is the classic meat or chicken type dinner, you’ll be happy to know that you actually have lots of options. Try one of these 3 nutritious gems for a protein boost to your meals and snacks.
1. Greek yogurt, is a thicker, creamier version of regular yogurt, and is known for having significantly higher protein. In fact, the plain flavor has 15 grams of protein! I love Dannon Oikos Greek Nonfat Yogurt because it is a convenient and delicious snack that can be a great part of an active lifestyle. It also has less lactose than regular yogurt, due to the straining process used to make greek yogurt, and its thick texture means that its often better than regular yogurt for making dips, sauces or baked goods. I also love adding it to soups to make them more creamy. Try it in your morning fruit and yogurt parfait as a delish creamy alternative.
2. Beans and lentils are no longer thought of as just for vegetarians and vegans, they are a great protein choice as an alternative to the standard chicken, beef or pork at meals. Black beans, kidney beans, chickpeas and lentils can be added to most soups, pastas, salads, and even mashed for a quesadilla filling!
3. Quinoa is perhaps one of the most popular “super foods” as of late, and for good reason! This delightfully chewy grain is touted for being a complete protein source with all of the essential amino acids. Swap it for rice under a stir-fry, or just enjoy some roasted vegetables on top!
What about you? Have you tried any of these? What are your favorite sources of protein for meals and snacks?