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6 Quick and Easy Recipes to Add more Protein to Your Diet

This article originally appeared on SWAGGERMagazine.com and has since been updated.

If you’re trying to up your protein intake, just add eggs! Not only is a serving of two large eggs delicious, it provides 13 grams of complete protein to power you throughout the day. Eggs are also versatile and easy to cook, making them the perfect protein add-on to any meal.

Hungry to learn more about eggs and protein? Check out Fuel Up on Protein With Eggs, and check out our top 6 recipes to add more protein to your diet.

Easy Spinach and Bacon Fried Rice

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Carbs and protein? Yes please! Fried rice is a classic and quick go-to meal that can be enjoyed for lunch or dinner. It’s a one pot dish that doesn’t require much cooking time. You can serve it with a side dish, or enjoy on its own. For a vegetarian option, simply leave out the bacon. You’re still getting a healthy 13 grams of protein from the two eggs. Get the full recipe and instructions here.

Niçoise Salad

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This salad has it all: leafy green vegetables, fiber-rich carbs from the red potatoes, not to mention high-quality protein and healthy fats from the hardboiled eggs and canned tuna. Together, these easy-to-prep ingredients make a nutritious meal that packs 30 grams of protein per serving. Pro tip: Whip up a batch of hardboiled eggs (they last up to a week in the fridge) and keep them on hand to add to simple salads like this one for a complete meal. Get the full recipe and instructions here.

Grab-'n'-Go Egg Breakfast Box

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It doesn’t get easier to add protein to your diet than with this egg breakfast box! Don’t be fooled by its name, this protein-packed meal can be enjoyed not only for breakfast but for anytime of day. Keep things fresh by trying out different fruits and nuts. Get the full recipe and instructions here.

Buffalo Chicken Cobb Sandwich

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With chicken and eggs, this dish is perfect for a protein-fueled lunch. Turn up the heat by opting for a hot buffalo sauce! A sandwich is an ideal option for those looking for a quick and easy fix – serve with chopped vegetables on the side for a balanced meal. Get the full recipe and instructions here.

Hand-Tossed Pizza with Eggs

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Curb those pizza cravings while still getting in your protein with the help of eggs. This recipe definitely offers the best of both worlds, which elevates a traditional homemade pizza by baking it with eggs on top for a boost of protein and nutrition. You can also throw any leftover veggies from your fridge onto your pizza to use them up. Get the full recipe and instructions here

Shakshuka For One

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Who says Shakshukas are only meant for mornings... Shakshuka is a hearty dish that is packed with flavour and protein, perfect for an easy dinner. It can also be modified by adding any of your favourite vegetables. Get the full recipe and instructions here.