Most of us have no problem getting in our daily dose of protein—in fact, we might be consuming even more of it than we need. But it turns out it’s not just about how much protein we eat. Studies show that the way we distribute our intake through the day can have significant effects on how it’s synthesized by our muscles. Solution? Divide protein evenly among all three meals—and especially after a workout—rather than cramming it into one. Registered dietitian Elizabeth Jarrard recommends starting at breakfast, with 10 to 30 grams. Bonus: More protein in the a.m. will keep you full and help you avoid mindless midmorning snacking.
Check out these 23 recipes that fall within Jarrard’s parameters—no protein powders necessary.
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