Here's an idea for an extra boost to help you through these last two weeks of winter: try cooking with different proteins this week.
Protein-packed meals will fuel your body and help you recharge after a long day or an intense workout. These meals also will fill you up and keep you satisfied longer.
We chose a different source of protein for each meal – including chicken, shrimp and tofu – all with at least 15 grams of protein. Give your body a healthy boost with these meals:
Monday: Chicken coconut curry
This meal is both slimming and rich-tasting! Loaded with chicken and veggies, this savory stew will warm you up on a cold winter day.
Per serving: 346 calories, 12g fat, 31g carbohydrates, 29g protein, 5g fiber
Tuesday: Spinach salad with steak and blueberries
This simple, but flavorful salad mixes steak, walnuts, blueberries, and feta cheese. Try these CVS Gold Emblem Abound walnuts to balance the sweetness with the blueberries.
Per serving: 392 calories, 26g fat, 11g carbohydrates, 29g protein, 3g fiber
Wednesday: Delicata squash and tofu curry
This meal uses a popular meatless source of protein: tofu. Withh squash and hearty greens to round out the flavor, this vegetarian meal can we prepared in one pan.
Per serving: 316 calories, 18g fat, 29g carbohydrates, 16g protein, 8g fiber
Thursday: Shrimp stir-fry
This simple stir-fry can be ready in just 15 minutes! Shrimp, brown rice, and a variety of veggies give this meal a nice boost of protein and fiber.
Per serving: 410 calories, 9g fat, 61g carbohydrates, 17g protein, 6g fiber
Friday: Turkey, pine nut and currant meatballs
These meatballs use ground turkey as a lean meat option. Kale and pine nuts are other hearty ingredients used in this guilt-free recipe.
Per serving: 289 calories, 15g fat, 19g carbohydrates, 21g protein, 3g fiber