16 Simple Ways to Eat More Protein.

This nutrient builds lean muscle mass, making it essential for workout results. Bone health, metabolism, and weight loss are among benefits.

These benefits are inspiring, but life and a hectic schedule can make it hard to consume enough protein in your diet

It's helpful to make protein intake as easy as possible so you can reach your goals even if you don't have time or energy.

You can cook a protein-rich supper with grilled chicken, quinoa, and a salad with your favorite ingredients, but it takes time

Instead, make a parfait of Greek yogurt, nut butter, seeds, and nuts the night before and put it in the fridge for protein.

Fruit, vegetables, nut butters, seeds, and protein powder can be used to add fiber and protein to a breakfast or midday smoothie

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

"Amp up the protein of your smoothie with 8 grams of high-quality protein with 8 ounces of cow's milk," advises Amy Goodson, MS, RD, CSSD, LD.

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