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3 Ways to Sneak More Protein Into Your Diet

By Genevieve Cunningham

Protein is a powerful nutrient that everyone needs. When we don’t get enough, our bodies and overall health suffer in a big way. But sometimes it can be tough to make sure that we’re getting enough. The protein choices -- fish, beef, chicken -- can get old and boring. It gets tiring eating the same old foods over and over again. So what can we do to ensure we’re getting enough protein without getting bored? Take a look at these great ways to sneak in a little more every day.

Add Nuts

Nuts are an excellent source of protein. While they definitely have some calories and fat, adding a few to different meals or snacks can up your protein in a big way. Instead of reaching for the same old grilled chicken to top your salad, grab a handful of walnuts or pecans. Instead of reaching for a bag of chips at snack time, grab a few cashews. Adding just a few nuts throughout your day is an excellent and delicious way to get some protein.

Find Some Protein Powder

You may have thought that protein powder is only for the super fit or fitness fanatics, but that’s not always true. Protein powder can be for anyone who wants to get more protein into their diet. The good part is that protein powder can be bought flavorless. If you get this kind, you can easily add it to regular meals. Mashed potatoes, soups, and sauces are great places to add flavorless protein powder. Just make sure to do your research and get the right kind in order to meet your goals and improve your health.

Thicken With Quinoa

Quinoa is a super food and for good reason! Quinoa is packed full of protein, and it can easily be added to various foods. Cook it and throw it together with ground beef for a super healthy burger option, or add it to your soup to give it a protein kick. Quinoa is easy to make, provides texture and protein to various dishes, and gives you a boost in health with very little effort.

Getting more protein in your diet means building muscle, losing weight, and feeling better about your health and wellness every day. If you’re tired of the same old options, use these as creative options. Over time, you may come to love the new additions to your diet as well as the healthy benefits that come with them.

To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in West Covina, Calif.

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