In my anatomy class right now we are learning about the muscles of the upper and lower limb. It makes it fun to lift weights (which isn’t always that fun, let’s be honest). I get to figure out which lifts build certain muscles the best!
Along with building muscles in the weight room, it is important to build them in the kitchen! That’s right. This week, my challenge is…
to mix up your protein sources!This can work for everyone. What I want you to think about is where you usually get your protein, and try new ways to get it in your diet. Often people only think about red meat and chicken. Here are some good sources of protein that people don’t always think about:
- quinoa (Here are some recipes for quinoa!)
- beans (I LOVE black beans!)
- fish (Check this out…fish AND nuts!)
So, look at the above list and find something you don’t normally focus on with meals. Then, center your meal around it! There are lots of ways to center a meal around beans, quinoa, fish and eggs. And you’ll find it is quite delicious too!
Have a great week! Filled with building muscles and eating yummy food :)
~What is your favorite source of protein?
~Do you have a favorite dish that uses one of those protein sources?