This is exactly how much protein you need to stay strong after a workout

March 17, 2020 at 07:55PM by CWC Between bars, shakes, and jerky, it definitely seems like we’ve reached peak protein positivity. It’s a far cry from the days when women shied away from the nutrient, convinced it was only for bodybuilders who wanted to bulk up. Now, you’ll find a high-protein snack or food in … Continue reading This is exactly how much protein you need to stay strong after a workout

These two-ingredient, high-protein cauliflower tots are better than anything you’ll find in the frozen section

March 14, 2020 at 09:00PM by CWC Cauliflower tots are hot right now. And no, I don’t just mean the batch of fresh-out-of-the-air-fryer tots sitting in front of me right now. The low-carb alternative to the OG potato version is sold in bulk (3-pound!) bags at Costco, in casserole form at Trader Joe’s, and from … Continue reading These two-ingredient, high-protein cauliflower tots are better than anything you’ll find in the frozen section

How to make a week’s worth of gluten-free meals using 2 protein-packed staples

March 13, 2020 at 01:00PM by CWC Meal prepping is the not-so-secret hack for making eating healthy during busy weekdays a cinch, but it’s a lot easier said than done—even with the best intentions and a Pinterest board full of ideas. Enter Prep School, Well+Good’s new series that makes meal prep simple. Each month, we’ll focus on a different … Continue reading How to make a week’s worth of gluten-free meals using 2 protein-packed staples

This competitive boxer’s caffeinated smoothie packs a one-two punch of fiber and protein

March 11, 2020 at 07:30PM by CWC To kickstart your day, you can’t go wrong with the energizing combination of coffee, protein, and fiber. Take it from retired competitive boxer and founder of Juice Press Marcus Antebi. He’s been making his signature coffee smoothie recipe  to fuel his workouts for years. While training as a … Continue reading This competitive boxer’s caffeinated smoothie packs a one-two punch of fiber and protein

5 easy ways to cook with protein powder that have nothing to do with smoothies

February 28, 2020 at 11:00PM by CWC You don’t have to be dietitian to know the importance of getting enough protein. Skimp on the nutrient and you’re way more likely to feel fatigued, moody, and hungry—not a great combination. Some people supplement their diets with protein powder mixed into a smoothie or shake as an … Continue reading 5 easy ways to cook with protein powder that have nothing to do with smoothies

Why some experts think lab-grown, ‘cultured’ meat is the sustainable future of protein

February 24, 2020 at 02:00PM by CWC Even though vegan meat tastes more like “the real thing” than ever before, there’s still a great divide between meat eaters and non-meat eaters, and if we’re being realistic, there will likely always be one. The truth is, a lot of Americans really love meat. In fact, according … Continue reading Why some experts think lab-grown, ‘cultured’ meat is the sustainable future of protein

This high-protein, dietitian-approved dinner is full of gut-healthy benefits

February 14, 2020 at 02:00PM by CWC After-dinner hunger may sound like an oxymoron, but it’s definitely a Thing. Sometimes, no matter how delicious a meal tastes, it just isn’t all that filling.  The major reason it happens: not enough protein. Healthy eating experts preach about the importance of a lot of different nutrients, but … Continue reading This high-protein, dietitian-approved dinner is full of gut-healthy benefits

8 healthy and delicious high-protein breakfast recipes *without* eggs

February 13, 2020 at 02:00PM by CWC Many high-protein breakfasts require cracking an egg or two. But there are many healthy high-protein vegan breakfast recipes that will load you up on the essential nutrient without having to rely on animal products. It might come as a surprise, but plant are an excellent source of protein. … Continue reading 8 healthy and delicious high-protein breakfast recipes *without* eggs

8 easy high-protein plant-based meals you can make in your Instant Pot

February 07, 2020 at 02:00AM by CWC When trying to focus on plant-based eating, getting enough protein is often a top concern. Sure, you’ve probably heard that foods like tofu, beans, and chickpeas are good sources of the nutrient, but the advice often stops there. What’s less clear is how to cook with them in … Continue reading 8 easy high-protein plant-based meals you can make in your Instant Pot

13 healthy reasons why chickpeas are a top dietitian’s favorite plant-based protein

February 04, 2020 at 11:00PM by CWC Chickpeas are officially the new cauliflower—here’s why they’re so damn healthy for you. In case you haven’t heard, chickpeas are the cauliflower of 2020. No longer just eaten on top of salads or in plain hummus, the legume has morphed into everything from pasta and chips to vegan … Continue reading 13 healthy reasons why chickpeas are a top dietitian’s favorite plant-based protein

The simple protein-packed breakfast J.Lo’s trainer makes in 5 minutes flat

February 03, 2020 at 04:45PM by CWC I don’t think I was the only one who ended last night’s Super Bowl halftime show with a dropped jaw. Jennifer Lopez and Shakira killed it with a performance that caused uproarious applause and a major spike in Google searches. They may not spill all their secrets about … Continue reading The simple protein-packed breakfast J.Lo’s trainer makes in 5 minutes flat

This 5-ingredient cookie dough bread is packed with protein

February 02, 2020 at 12:00PM by CWC When it comes to desserts, cookie dough is hard to beat. So much so that only a small percentage actually makes it to the baking sheet. But maybe you should skip the cookies altogether. One food blogger is proving the next best thing to eating it raw is … Continue reading This 5-ingredient cookie dough bread is packed with protein

This protein-packed meatless meatloaf is totally delicious—and 100% vegan

February 01, 2020 at 12:00PM by CWC Meatloaf has been a family dinner staple since ancient Rome, and—without giving you a full-on history lesson—let’s just say it’s changed a lot since then. (The recipe used to call for animal brains, okay?) It’s safe to say that a transformation was very necessary, and a meatless meatloaf … Continue reading This protein-packed meatless meatloaf is totally delicious—and 100% vegan

This is the super healthy, satiating, protein-packed snack every RD we know recommends

January 31, 2020 at 08:00PM by CWC It’s a truth universally known that eating enough protein is important for healthy, stable energy levels. It’s important for muscle recovery and repair, it’s great at working with fiber to stabilize blood sugar, and it helps keep you full. “I always recommended protein and fiber-rich snacks to help … Continue reading This is the super healthy, satiating, protein-packed snack every RD we know recommends

Feeling Bloated On Your High-Fiber Diet? Protein May Be To Blame

January 30, 2020 at 02:46AM Bloating is extremely uncomfortable, sometimes embarrassing, and, at its worst, painful. It makes sense to avoid those symptoms, but sometimes that means avoiding the health benefits of a high-fiber diet. Fortunately, new research has figured out a way to lower the risks of bloat while sticking to a high-fiber diet. … Continue reading Feeling Bloated On Your High-Fiber Diet? Protein May Be To Blame

This high-protein, brain-boosting trail mix is going to be your new favorite snack

January 30, 2020 at 01:00AM by CWC This healthy trail mix is guaranteed to be your new energizing snack of choice. Here’s how to make it. The 4 p.m. slump is one of the most persistent banes of existence. Unless you live in Spain and are allowed daily siestas to recharge your batteries, you’re likely well … Continue reading This high-protein, brain-boosting trail mix is going to be your new favorite snack

I’m an RD, and these are the most common questions I get asked about protein

January 29, 2020 at 09:00PM by CWC It’s safe to say the world is obsessed with protein. Where it comes from, whether we’re getting enough of it, what the best kinds are, when to eat it… the list goes on. Because of all the information circulating around the internet, you probably have your fair share … Continue reading I’m an RD, and these are the most common questions I get asked about protein

These 10 recipes will make you want to eat protein-packed tempeh every day

January 25, 2020 at 02:00AM by CWC With all the different types of plant-based protein you can choose from, tempeh might not be your first choice… mostly because it can be hard to know what the heck to do with it. Made from fermented soybeans, it’s not only a gut-friendly staple, but also one that’s … Continue reading These 10 recipes will make you want to eat protein-packed tempeh every day

A key part of healthy aging: eating more protein

January 24, 2020 at 07:00PM by CWC There’s no denying it: protein is massively important for your health. Whether you’re a vegan or an omnivore, the protein you eat helps build muscles, make enzymes and hormones to keep your body’s systems functioning properly, sustains healthy energy levels, and offers countless other benefits. “Protein is one … Continue reading A key part of healthy aging: eating more protein