Protein: it’s what’s for dinner—and breakfast and lunch. Instead of relying on old favorites like chicken and powders (which are great), add a little excitement and variety to your meal. Willow Jarosh MS, RD and Stephanie Clarke MS, RD, registered dietitians and co-owners of C&J Nutrition in NYC & DC, share their top protein food picks. Your taste buds will thank you.
Why we chose it: Versatility. We use this stuff in place of sour cream, to thicken soups, in smoothies, on bagels with lox. Basically, there isn’t really anything you CAN’T put it on!
Grams of protein: 18g per 6-ounce container (or 24g per cup)
Tip: Instead of sugar-loaded pancake toppings, opt for 0% plain Greek yogurt with fruit, nuts, and a small drizzle of maple syrup to add some protein to a typically carb-heavy meal.