I've been on a crazy health kick for the past year (could be considered a premature mid-life crisis) since I'm turning 30 in November. We all know that exercise is great for your health, but I'm 100% convinced that your diet is the most important thing to monitor -- especially your protein intake. Research shows that consuming protein in balanced amounts (approximately 25-30 grams) at each meal is beneficial to improving overall health. By distributing high-quality protein throughout the day, you build muscle, reduce body fat, and feel satisfied after a meal or snack thereby reducing mindless eating. So how, exactly, are you supposed to balance your protein to get 30 grams of powerful protein at each meal? I’ve partnered with the Beef Checkoff to come up with a few protein packed-ideas to get you started!
Breakfast might be the most important meal of the day, but let’s face it – sometimes it can be hard to get the protein your body needs in the morning, especially if you’re rushing out the door. Try Beef & Egg Breakfast Mugs, a great on-the-go option. Make a big batch of Basic Country Beef Breakfast Sausage at the beginning to the week, then add eggs for breakfast in a snap. Do you actually have time to sit down to eat? Use leftover steak or shredded beef in Breakfast Skillet Beef Tacos to get your morning protein!
For lunch, you can’t go wrong with Roast Beef Tea Sandwiches on your favorite bread topped with cheese and veggies. Craving some greens? Burger on a Salad Four Ways (American, Asian, Mexican or Greek – choose the variation you like best!) is the perfect balance of fresh veggies and savory, satisfying beef. And portable Mu Shu Steak & Apple Wraps are great on the go – and the kids will love ‘em, too!
Keep on that protein kick through dinnertime with a hearty Saucy Beef with Baked Eggs (splurge by adding a delicious crusty, rustic bread) or grilled Mojo Beef Kabobs topped with a tangy, citrusy sauce (a hit with both kids and adults).
Hi! my name is Andrea and I'm a not-so-average Northern Virginia blogger, mom, and transplant from the Midwest. I host Girls Night Out events, meet ups, and write about events and my adventures in the DC area. I love to travel, brunch, and drink wine with my neighbors! I'm known to live on the wild side and order Venti iced double shots at 5pm.
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