Protein Intake Easy Ways

Smoothie with cow's milk

If you can have dairy, replacing almond or oat milk with cow's milk in your smoothie adds even more protein.

Protein powder oatmeal

Starting your morning with a fiber-rich bowl of oats is ideal. Even though you'll receive a lot of fiber to aid digestion, you'll need more protein in your breakfast. 

Snack on beef jerky

It's common to struggle with daily protein intake. It's hard to fit in a nutritious, nutrient-rich snack when you're busy. 

Eat more eggs

Goodson believes eggs may provide protein throughout the day. "Hard-boiled eggs and fried eggs are great ways to add nutrients to snack time."

Use Greek yogurt creatively

Greek yogurt is a healthy, simple way to obtain additional protein if you choose a low-fat, sugar-free kind. This cuisine is quite adaptable if you know how to use it!

Rice for quinoa

Trista Best, MPH, RD, LD of Balance One Supplements recommends replacing rice with quinoa to provide protein without altering the taste of your meal.


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Roasted chickpeas

Chips, pretzels, and popcorn fulfill crunchy, salty desires. Best recommends roasted chickpeas instead of these snacks for quick, delicious protein.

Use cottage cheese

Cottage cheese has gone viral—and for good reason. This protein-rich low-fat cheese may be used in sweet and savory dishes.

Soy instead of almond

If they have gastrointestinal difficulties, some people reduce their soy milk intake. If you're okay with soy, Ward suggests substituting almond milk for soy in non-dairy choices.

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