Protein Boost!

Having an adequate amount of protein in a meal or snack can leave you feeling more satisfied throughout the day. Here are some simple ways to boost your protein with protein powder and other protein rich foods (other than just in smoothies).

Oatmeal. Mix in protein powder after you make the oatmeal and add extra milk if you’re using denser powders. Pasteurized egg whites and greek yogurt also work well with oatmeal.

Pancakes. To your regular pancake recipe, add a couple of tablespoons of any type of protein powder, some extra milk, and a couple of extra pasteurized egg whites. Greek yogurt works well too!

Mashed potatoes. To about two cups of your regular mashed potatoes recipe, add about 1/4 cup of unflavored whey powder, pureed white beans, greek yogurt, or even skim milk powder.

Muffins. To your regular muffin recipe, add protein powder and 1/2 cup of applesauce puree or yogurt for extra moisture.

Vegetable soup. Add a tablespoon or two of vegan-pea protein to your favorite vegetable soup. This will enhance its flavor. It’ll also thicken it up and make it creamier. Textured vegetable protein is also a great option too for soups and pasta sauces.

Pizza: Add a tablespoon or two of any unsweetened powder to your pizza crust recipe and bake as usual! Greek yogurt is also a great addition to a dough recipe.

Happy Eating

This page was printed from the BMI Medical website: