I’ve been making and reading a lot of protein powder based recipes as of late, and wanted to make a statement to anyone who wants to hear/read it. Protein powder is called a supplement because it is meant to “supplement” your daily intake of this essential macronutrient.
|Grillled chicken on salad is hard to beat for quality protein and taste!|
I am guilty of thinking as protein powder as a replacement for real food protein sources in the past. Not so anymore! Great tasting protein powder is a joy to cook with in place of flour, add to smoothies, or just hold you over when you need a healthy quick fix. But we really need to get the majority of our protein from whole food sources since these have an abundance of additional vitamins and nutrients not found in a powder.
Ok, so maybe some whole meal powders have all of the extras, but it’s still processed no matter how you look at it. Plus, it’s good to have something to actually chew with various textures instead of just drinking.
|Perfect Protein meal of whole grain rye toast with mixed beans, veggies and quinoa. Simple and delicious!|
|Of course you should still enjoy protein powder creations like these sugar free brownies!!|
|My favorite portable and versatile protein.|
Maybe this is nothing new to you, but hopefully it helps others make real food a priority and not depend on powders and such for their nutrition. Here are several posts I made in the past with regards to protein; they are all very informative and useful to people of varying knowledge on the subject.
5 Healthy Ways to Add Protein to Your Salad
Healthy Stevia Sweetened About Time Whey Protein Review
Q: How do you get real food protein sources in your life? Are you guilty of depending too much on just mixing a powder to get enough of this vital macronutrient?
Have a wonderful week!