Protein consumption – for many people – is often associated exclusively with meat. This is why so many people struggle to hit their protein intake every day. Meat is of course a great source of protein; however, there are plenty of other quick protein sources we can have on the run.
Some examples are as follows:
- Greek yoghurt – 250g of plain Skyr Greek yoghurt contains approximately 27g of protein
- Protein powder – protein powder is a quick and easy way to increase your protein intake – consider including it in a shake or with your yoghurt and oats
- Protein bars – although they do contain some carbs and fat, the average protein bar contains about 20g of protein and are great for a protein fix if you are on the go and don’t have time to cook
For those who don’t eat meat, don’t fret! The vegetarian’s close friend – the nut – is a great source of protein and typically contains a variety of heart-healthy substances, including: unsaturated fats, fibre, vitamin E, Omega-3 fatty acids and more.¹ You can include whole nuts in a variety of dishes (i.e. sprinkle some on your salad) or you can use them as one of the primary ingredients to help make homemade sauces and spreads (i.e. cashew cheese – yum!).