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Alternate Protein Sources

When you are consuming plenty of protein you start to eat the same foods over and over.  

Well, there are only so many ways you can make a chicken breast. 

Many times the diet falls off the tracks because you just can’t eat another chicken breast. 

So, I am going to share 3 other alternate protein sources you can add to your diet so that the dreaded chicken breast isn’t the death of your diet. 

1.  Shrimp

Here is a protein source for those that like seafood that could sit and eat it all day.  Lunch or dinner it doesn’t matter. 

They are low in calories a great source of protein and also contain a ton of Omega-3 fatty acids. 

12-15 shrimp can provide roughly 34 grams of protein and only 144 calories. 

This is a great alternative source to boost your protein intake.  

2.  Cottage Cheese 

This is a favorite snack of mine especially when I add some fresh fruit to it such as raspberries. 

Just one cup of cottage cheese provides a whopping 35 grams of protein.  

You also get the appetite suppressing benefits found in cottage cheese as well. 

If you are looking for cottage cheese at the store I must warn you that some brands will put a bunch of fillers and other additives such as sugar. 

So read the label before buying. 

3.  Tofu 

If you haven’t tried it yet you might want to expand your palette a little. 

It is something out of the norm and still provides 11 grams of protein per a pretty small serving. 

This isn’t something that is going to pack on the protein, but it is a good alternative source when you need to change things up. 

We know that protein provides the building blocks for creating metabolism boosting lean muscle mass. 

So, if you are looking for a boost in protein intake, but you can’t stomach another chicken breast then consider these 3 alternatives.  

When you are done with dinner give this dessert a try. >>

 

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