Protein: much of our bodies are made up of it and it’s essential to maintaining healthy bones, muscles, blood, organs, and skin. Our bodies don’t replenish the necessary protein without a little help from us and our diets; with our workout schedules and busy lives, getting the right amount of protein is at the top of our priority list!
According to the National Institutes of Health, the average woman needs about 46 grams of protein intake a day to maintain a healthy diet and active lifestyle. Looking to add more of a protein punch to all your meals? Lifehack: put an Eggland’s Best egg on it!
Eggland’s Best eggs, which provide 13% of our daily protein intake (with just one egg!), are the perfect source for packing in extra protein to our meals. Not only are Eggland’s Best eggs our go-to protein source, but they have superior nutrition than ordinary eggs such as 6x more vitamin D, more than double the vitamin B12, 10x more vitamin E… you get the point, aka all the fitness-fuel!
Our go-to meals consist of a complex carb, all the veggies, and a complete protein. For us, having these fully balanced meals packed with protein is essential to staying full longer, and they also contribute to our minds and bodies staying strong and focused on what’s ahead. Today, we’re sharing three protein-packed meals and how easy it is to put an egg on any and all of your meals.
3 Ways to Eat More Eggs
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Salad? Put an egg on it!
This protein-packed BLT Salmon Caesar Salad is perfect for lunch and is sure to leave you feeling satisfied. It also packs in 31 grams of protein, which comprises much of our required protein for the day. Eggland’s Best eggs and salmon make for such a healthy, but also delicious salad, plus together they give a serious punch of omega 3s which is essential for maintaining good health. Did you know EB eggs have more than double the omega 3s than ordinary eggs?
Top your ramen with an egg!
I didn’t always think of ramen as being a protein-packed meal, but maybe that’s my college Top Ramen mindset. My mindset has since shifted and there are so many ways to add in more protein to your ramen, like in this 30 Minute Ramen recipe.
The first protein ramen hack is, you guessed it, put an Eggland’s Best egg on it. Boiled or fried, I’ll always say yes to putting this tasty source of protein to my spicy ramen bowl. And if you’re a meat-eater, the second protein hack is to add collagen hydrolysate to your broth. The benefits of protein and collagen are numerous – healthy joints, skin, hair and nails, increased energy, and more – plus it’s never been easier to add them to a delicious meal, like ramen or a soup of your choice.
Protein-packed Avo Toast
Avocado toast is having a big moment. Still. And for good reasons. It’s absolutely delicious and packed with healthy fats and carbs. Since it’s a staple of so many of our lives at the moment and something I tend to live off of for days, there’s no reason not to dress it up and sneak in more protein and nutrients. Fry, poach, or hard boil (or soft) an Eggland’s Best egg or two and put it right on top of your avo toast. Did you know Eggland’s Best eggs are a great source of complete protein? They have all the amino
acids that the body needs in order to help grow and repair body tissue and cells as they wear out. Plus EB Eggs pack in more nutrition than ordinary eggs, making them a win-win in both departments. After all the running, yoga, lifting, and adventuring, we need this kind of recovery fuel!
Don’t miss out on the healthy, energizing, and recovery benefits that protein has on the body. Make sure to add these protein-packed meals to your meal plan this week!
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What are your life hacks for adding more protein to your meals? Make sure to share your tips and tricks below!