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Protein is a fundamental nutrient for muscle repair, hormone production, and overall health. Fortunately, protein comes in many forms, offering multiple delicious ways to reap its benefits. No matter your reasons for increasing your protein intake, we’ve got plenty of tasty and vegetarian-friendly ways to help you do it!

1. Eat Nut Butters

Nuts are small but pack a lot of protein, which is one of the many reasons why nut butters are high-protein snacks. Eating nut butters during snack time can significantly increase your protein intake while adding tasty, nutty flavors to your diet.

You can try nut butters as a dip for fruits and veggies or spread it on bread. No matter the kind you choose—almond, peanut, or cashew—you can fuel up on many grams of protein.

2. Layer Yogurt Parfaits

Greek yogurt is a versatile dairy product with roughly 20 grams of protein per cup. Layer Greek yogurt with fresh berries, a handful of nuts, and a drizzle of honey to make a delectable, protein-powered parfait. This combination satisfies the sweet tooth and provides an excellent blend of proteins, healthy fats, and antioxidants!

3. Try Various Seeds

Chia seeds, flaxseeds, and hemp seeds are tiny powerhouses of nutrition, including a respectable amount of protein. Three tablespoons of hemp seeds can add about 10 grams of protein to your diet. Sprinkling seeds of your choosing over salads, mixing them into yogurt, or adding them to your baked goods is an easy way to bulk up your meals.

4. Blend a Smoothie Bowl

Start your day on a refreshing and nutritious note with this easy-to-make treat! Blend a scoop of your preferred protein powder with a handful of fresh spinach. Next add a banana for sweetness and thickness, and enough almond milk to make it smooth. Pour the mixture into a bowl, and add your choice of toppings. Nuts, seeds, sliced fruits, or granola are great options. You can customize your breakfast bowl in many ways, allowing you to add even more protein boosts. There are many ways to enhance the flavors to your liking.

We hoe you try out these delicious vegetarian-friendly ways to boost your protein intake. Look for more ways to make your meals and snacks meet your nutritional goals here at DC Life Magazine. Whether you love fitness, live a busy lifestyle, or are looking to improve your nutrition, these tasty suggestions should help.