Protein  Rich  Foods 

Lean Beef

Beef contains high-quality protein, zinc (which boosts immunity), and iron (which transports oxygen). Try Skillet Steak with Mushroom Sauce or Slow-Cooker Beef Stew for a beefy meal.


Chicken provides protein and is a popular supper choice. A tasty weekday dish like Baked Lemon-Pepper Chicken or Creamy Parmesan Garlic Mushroom Chicken contains this key component.


In addition to heart-healthy lipids, salmon is high in protein. Fish at least twice a week diversifies your protein intake. Try our Honey-Garlic Salmon or Walnut-Rosemary Crusted Salmon.


Eggs are an easy method to get protein. They can be scrambled, hard-boiled, or added to spinach omelets and egg salads. Visit our egg recipes for egg-spiration!

Peanut Butter

Natural peanut butter is a popular plant-based protein source. It can be used in a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, Peanut Dressing, or Peanut Butter Energy Balls for a quick snack. 


Despite being a carb, a 2-ounce uncooked portion of typical semolina pasta has almost as much protein as a huge egg! For additional protein, try One-Pot Italian Sausage & Kale Pasta or Quick Meat Sauce on your pasta. 

Possible Belly-Filling Foods

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