It’s a VIP at snack-time—it is a much higher source of protein than regular style yogurt.
It’s also a different texture than yogurt, so it gives variety in its uses.
Grams of protein: 18g per 6-ounce container (or 24g per cup) Tip: Instead of sugar-loaded pancake toppings, opt for 0% plain Greek yogurt with fruit, nuts, and a small drizzle of maple syrup to add some protein to a typically carb-heavy meal.
Greek Yogurt Snack Ideas 1% Cottage Cheese Why we chose it: Since protein helps prevent spikes and crashes in blood sugar.
Top 10 Muscle Building Foods Quinoa Why we chose it: Whole grain sources of carbohydrate provide fiber and B vitamins (which your body needs in order to use food for energy) — why not choose one that also packs a protein punch?
Simply cook in liquid, like water or low-sodium vegetable/chicken broth, in a 3:1 liquid to lentil ratio (i.e.
3 cups liquid per 1 cup of lentils) for 20 - 30 minutes or until soft.
Willow Jarosh MS, RD and Stephanie Clarke MS, RD, registered dietitians and co-owners of C&J Nutrition in NYC & DC, share their top protein food picks. Hemp Seeds Why we chose it: Double whammy nutrition power of omega 3s and protein.
Grams of protein: 13g per 1/4 cup Tip: Sprinkle onto salads—the fat will help you better absorb the nutrients from dark leafy greens and other veggies in addition to adding a nice crunchy texture and flavor.