Protein Powder

While it’s easier than you might think to get all the protein you need from food, if you’re looking for a fast, no-fuss way to inject more into your meals, consider one of the many protein powders on the market. Though brands vary significantly, most provide 20 to 25 grams of protein per scoop, which is equivalent to about three ounces of grilled chicken. Whey protein powder is the most popular variety, but you can also find egg-white powder and vegan varieties like pea, brown rice, soy, and hemp. Combine a scoop with skim milk and fresh or frozen fruit in the blender to make a protein-packed smoothie, or stir some into your favorite whole-grain pancake batter for a energizing and filling breakfast. Keep in mind that most brands are sweetened with artificial or natural sugar substitutes like sucralose and stevia.