Protein Protein Protein!! “How much should I eat? Why should I eat that much? THAT MUCH??? How the heck do I eat that much?” I think this was my actual reaction when I found out how much protein I should be eating. I was probably sitting around 80 grams on a good day.
So how much should I eat?
After going through Precision Nutrition and listening to people who are smarter than me, I found out I needed to be eating almost 100 GRAMS MORE per day. WHAT?! I have worked out all my life, but now that I was more focused on building actual muscle instead of playing sports. I learned I needed to fuel muscle growth instead of just getting energy from food.
Insert my 2 year battle with eating enough protein. I STILL struggle with this almost daily but I have found a few recipes along the way that have proven to be extremely beneficial.
Easy Protein Packed Chicken Salad Recipe
Chicken Breast: 2 pounds
Plain Greek Yogurt: 300 grams here’s what I used > https://www.heb.com/product-detail/h-e-b-select-ingredients-non-fat-plain-greek-yogurt-5-3-oz/1715640
Ranch Dip Seasoning: 1 packet here’s what I used https://www.heb.com/product-detail/hidden-valley-the-original-ranch-dips-mix-1-oz/163619
Dried Cranberries: 1 cup from the bulk food section
Chopped Pecans: 1 cup
Granny smith apple: 1 cup peeled and chopped
This time I grilled the chicken but you can put it in the oven, the crockpot, air fryer, or whatever you choose. Once the chicken is cooked, shred and let cool. After cooling, mix together the rest of the ingredients but leave out the apple. (Apples hold a lot of water and it can get weird if mixed together for too long) I divided this out into 5 portions as my lunch for the week.
Carbs: 34.5 g
Fat: 13.4 g
Protein: 59.3 g
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