Quick and easy protein

Protein: Quick and Easy Ideas

It’s not always easy to get enough protein into your diet, particularly if you don’t have a lot of time to cook or you travel frequently. Need help? Check out our list of no-cook, pre-cooked, and convenience protein options:

  1. Greek yogurt – plain, flavored, nonfat, or whole milk – lots of options here, it just depends on your goals and tastes
  2. Cottage cheese – top with fruit or veggies and seasonings for a sweet or savory snack or small meal.
  3. String cheese
  4. Pre-cooked chicken breast strips or tenders – Costco has some “fresh” in their deli, but you can also buy frozen Tyson brand and just thaw them as needed.
  5. Rotisserie chicken
  6. Epic Meat Bars – these are high in nutrients and low in sugar
  7. Beef jerky or turkey jerky
  8. Variety of protein bars – just be aware of the calorie count and macro split, as well as consider if you need a meal or a snack.
  9. Hard-boiled eggs – you can purchase these already boiled!
  10. Protein powder
  11. Canned tuna, chicken, or salmon
  12. Frozen pre-cooked shrimp
  13. Canned black/kidney/white beans

Which no-cook option will you fall back on this week?