I have to confess that I hate protein shakes. I hate drinking my calories in general so I just won’t make a shake. I’d rather eat my protein powder. If you’re struggling to get your daily intake of protein, here are some easy ways to get’er done.
Not sure which protein powder to use? I also included some of my go-to favorites to get you started…
My Favorite Protein Powders
Mix It Up
You’d be surprised how versatile today’s protein powders are and many can easily be used for baking. Here are some very simple ways to add protein to common foods.
If you’re a sports fan, you no doubt have Super Bowl plans. Or perhaps you’re even hosting the big event at your house. Regardless, you need to have a plan in place to ensure that Super Bowl party doesn’t destroy all of your hard work when it comes to diet and workouts.
Here are three strategies you can use when it comes time for the big game. It’s important to have a plan of action going in.
1. Keep your hands and mouth occupied.
I have an entire post about how to manage eating at parties, which includes tips on keeping yourself occupied. This makes eating more difficult.
2. Be mindful.
Do not eat as you watch the game and do not eat as you are talking to people. When you eat, focus on eating. Whether you’re munching on appetizers or sitting down to a meal, the easiest way to go crazy and lose track is to not be aware of when and what you’re eating.
3. Bring a healthy option and eat before you go.
Never go to a social event...
Eat over greens, rice or in a tortilla. Top with salsa, fat-free cheddar cheese or nonfat Greek yogurt.
This is my family’s all-time favorite dinner. From my husband to the kids, they request this dish every week. Best of all, it’s ridiculously easy to make, especially with a crockpot.
Serve over rice. I also like to include some broccoli.