Whether you have been reading my blog, books or articles, listened to me on the radio or seen me on TV, you know I encourage protein intake. Intake is just a different word for eating. I was trying to WOW you with my enormous vocabulary.
I love chicken and eat a lot of it…almost every day but eating chicken breasts, tuna and egg whites all day long can get boring. I thought I would share just a few tips on how to spice up your protein intake. I’m not suggesting you give up chicken, just sharing options to make eating more interesting, so you chicken activists can put your focus somewhere else.
- Protein drinks! You have a variety to choose from so you never get bored. Labrada Nutrition even has an instant breakfast shake! I also love the RTD high protein milk shakes, tasty and convenient.
- Protein pudding. Take your protein powder, add a little sugar free, no fat pudding powder into it with a little water and you have a delicious, high protein pudding. I love the PROV 60 for this because it has a blend of proteins that keep you feeling satisfied longer and feeds your muscles over a longer period of time.
- Greek Yogurt. I like Chobani plain Greek yogurt. I mix lemonade crystal light into it and it tastes like lemon chiffon pie. High in protein, low in cards, 0 fat. I normally put this into the freezer for a while for an delicious high protein frozen yogurt dessert.
- Meal Replacements. My wife, Cathy, and I use the carb watchers Lean Body. I can bring the singel serving packets right on a plane with me when I travel. This makes eating easy which is important to me. I simply add a little water and I have a protein pudding with the nutritional impact of a meal. I do this at the office as well. It is so easy, in a busy office environment, to slip into bad nutritional habits that can kill the gains you are working so hard for in the gym.
I hope you find this helpful. If you have any questions just let me know. If you have any tips please share them here for others to learn from.