9 EASY WAYS TO INCREASE YOUR PROTEIN INTAKE 

Add cow's milk to your smoothie

Making a morning smoothie for breakfast or having one as a mid-afternoon snack can give you plenty of opportunities for packing in fiber and protein with foods like fruit.

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Add protein powder to your oatmeal

Adding protein or collagen powder to your oatmeal can help make a low-protein food a well-balanced meal.

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Snack on beef jerky

Beef jerky is a shelf-stable protein that you can throw in a desk, gym bag, or purse. This is an easy way to get protein in a hurry without the risk of food safety issues.

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Add more eggs to your day

Many people think of eggs at breakfast, but eggs can help power your whole day with protein.

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Get creative with Greek yogurt

Yes, you can make a yogurt parfait with Greek yogurt, but it can also be a topping for whole grain waffles, the base for salad dressings and dips, a swap for different ingredients in baked goods.

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Snack on roasted chickpeas

Incorporating roasted chickpeas into your diet can also support satiety and help meet your daily nutrient needs.

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Use cottage cheese

This lower-fat cheese is packed full of protein and is so versatile that you can use it in both sweet and savory recipes, and you can also "swap it in for plain yogurt in things like dips and smoothies.

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Substitute pistachios for pecans

The protein in pistachios is complete, which means it provides all the essential amino acids to support growth and is the same as the high-quality type found in animal foods.

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Choose soy instead of almond

Drink one cup of soy milk instead of almond milk to get about seven additional grams of protein.It may come as a surprise, but almond milk unfortunately has almost none.

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