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    15 Things That'll Help You Eat More Protein, Even During Your Busiest Days

    These products make hitting your daily protein goals easy and delicious.

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    1. A rapid egg cooker to start your day with some protein-packed deliciousness. You can prepare up to six boiled eggs, two poached eggs, or even whip up an omelet!

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    Promising review: "Well, I did what any egg lover would do and went ahead and ordered this lil' cooker. I was impressed. Rather than having to dirty yet another pot and wait for water to boil, I can just plug this thing in, put some eggs in, and BOOM! EGGS! After just minutes they were done ready for me and my egg-child to eat. I've even made omelets and poached eggs and been pleased as well. I couldn't ask for more. It's the kitchen item I never knew I needed! " —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in six colors).

    2. A microwave omelet maker if you don't have access to a full kitchen, but still want to make a high-protein breakfast. It's also great for when you're craving a hearty four-egg omelet, but are too lazy to cook one on the stove top.

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    Promising review: "I love this ridiculous thing! I don't have a stove/oven due to gas hookups, and I'm on oxygen 24/7. I use an air fryer, Instant Pot, slow cooker and microwave to cook. Microwave eggs usually leave a lot to be desired. For some reason though, omelets turn out very well when using this. All in all, it's a fantastic addition to simplify breakfast. Would be perfect for dorms or efficiencies." —Kiwi B.

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99

    3. A few boxes of chickpea pasta so you can easily transform your favorite pasta dishes into an equally delicious high-protein version.

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    Not only is each serving packed with 23 g of protein and 8 g of fiber, but the flavor is still incredibly delicious. I actually prefer this to regular pasta because there's just that extra bit of depth to the flavor! This six pack comes with two boxes each of penne, rotini, and shells. 

    Promising review: "This pasta is so freaking good. Came across it at Target. I am not gluten intolerant, I just like trying new things. This pasta is great, I made a pasta salad with it. The taste and even texture isn't far off from regular pasta. I didn't tell my husband what it was and waited to tell him that it wasn't regular pasta and he said he couldn't tell other than a slight texture difference." —Aurora

    Get a six-pack from Amazon for $25.

    4. A 12-pack of No Cow vegan protein bars that will make a great post-workout snack thanks to their 21 g of clean, plant-based protein. These tasty bars are also naturally sweetened, low sugar, and low carb!

    The chewy chocolate chip cookie dough bar
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    Choose from all sorts of delicious flavors, including cookies n' cream, lemon meringue pie, blueberry cobbler, peanut butter chocolate chip, raspberry truffle, and more!

    Promising review: "Only protein bar brand I buy!! I have a gluten allergy and lactose intolerant so it’s hard to find a GF DF protein bar WITH 20g OF PROTEIN or more...literally impossible. What I love best about No Cow is that the ingredients are pretty good! No stomach ache and is a great quick snack. I also recommend the mint, birthday cake, PB crunch and my fave the PB chocolate. All are amazing, def recommend!!" —Taylor Fox

    Get a 12-pack from Amazon for $23.94+ (available in 15 flavors). 

    5. A flapjack and waffles mix with 14 g of protein per serving for a pretty ~sweet~ stack of deliciousness and energy (and lots of syrupy goodness)!

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    These impressive power cakes comes in three scrumptious flavors: buttermilk, almond poppyseed, and chocolate chip. Plus, you can always experiment with your own variations, too!

    Promising review: "Oh, my goodness, this stuff is the BEST. High protein, mixes easily and great whole wheat taste without being too wheat-y. A suggestion on the box is to make this with milk instead of water and add one egg. This produces the best overall pancake in my opinion. I'm sold. I need no other pancake mix after this." —David Eck

    Get it from Amazon for $16.50+ (available in three or six packs, and three flavors).

    6. A Ninja personal blender so you can easily whip up a protein smoothie to take on-the-go. It comes with not one, but two 16-ounce blending cups with spout lids for drinking!

    The blender mixing a fruit and ice smoothie
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    Promising review: "We have a larger ninja blender prior to purchasing this, but it was such a hassle to clean when you wanted a single serving smoothie. This is the perfect size for single use shakes and smoothies. Cleans easy, blend ice and other hard things easily, and it's much easier to store than a larger blender obviously. I would definitely recommend this to anyone who wants to blend things and drink them right away or take it in the car." —Shaun

    Get it from Amazon for $48.90.

    7. And, don't forget a container of No Cow vegan protein powder for those delicious smoothies! It's perfect for building lean muscle with 22 g of naturally-sweetened, plant-based protein powder in every scoop.

    Model shaking a vanilla protein shake for a pre-workout meal
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    Promising review: "Alright folks, I may be a little biased here as I LOVE their protein bars, but this is by far my FAVORITE vegan powder. It’s got a great taste, but it’s the thickness and consistency for me (i mixed with almond milk). It legit has the taste and feel of a chocolate milkshake. It’s not as 'thin' as other drinks." —Jake McGreevy

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99 (available in chocolate or vanilla). 

    8. A package of RightRice to boost your stir fries and side dishes. This dry grain is made from vegetables and rice to deliver more protein, more fiber, and less carbs than traditional rice in just ten minutes!

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    Once you start making this fluffy, protein-packed rice, you'll never go back! There's even five flavors, so you can get creative with your dishes: original, cilantro lime, garlic herb, lemon pepper, and Spanish.

    Promising review: "I LOVE starchy carbs – pasta, bread, you name it. But rice is my real kryptonite, and I had given it up because of its low nutritional value. That's until I discovered RightRice. OH MY IS THIS STUFF TASTY!!!! I actually prefer it to the taste of regular rice because it has an added freshness that comes from the high vegetable content. It's really a game-changing, life-changing food for me.

    I eat it every day for lunch and dinner – there's enough variety in flavors to always keep things interested." —Matt Sack

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in a three or six pack, and five flavors).

    9. A Cuisinart three-in-one burger press if you want to easily prepare your own protein-packed veggie or meat patties, including stuffed burgers, sliders, and regular burgers!

    The burger press next to a stuffed beef burger and french fries
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    Promising review: "For a long time I was making homemade burgers by hand. Attempting to shape uniformly and getting it all to hold together well was a bit frustrating, but always a good meal. I finally decided to get one of these patty makers, and I must say I am very happy I did. This product is great! The instructions are easy to understand, there are multiple sizes and it works great. If you are tired of struggling with making patties by hand, or you have a patty maker that just doesn't work well, then I strongly recommend giving this thing a try, it's great!" —Rick

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    10. A vegan, gluten-free creamy chocolate shake for a quick and delicious snack containing 16 g of plant-based protein and 39 essential nutrients. It's so delicious that even kids will forget it's healthy!

    The creamy and smooth chocolate shake bursts out of the container
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    Promising review: "I have been using this once a day for weeks to help with weight and muscle gain. I use it as either a quick meal or as a supplement on a lower calorie day. It tastes great but is much better cold. I love the fact that it has 20 grams of protein and tastes nothing like the typical protein shake." —Jessica T.

    Get a four-pack from Target for $9.99.

    11. A tofu press with three levels of pressure since pressed tofu is the best and easiest way to cook up this yummy source of protein — and with this hassle-free device, you simply leave it in the fridge to press and drain!

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    Promising review: "Set it and forget it. I've been a vegan for 13 years, and I can't believe I went this long without a tofu press. So much more enjoyable cooking with tofu after pressing it. This press is different than all the rest, as it has a tray that catches all the water. You can put the whole thing in the fridge, and it's hassle free. Take it out the next day and drain the liquid and you're good to go. The other presses require a plate underneath and some require tightening and adjustments as it presses." —Conner

    Get it from Amazon for $27.95.

    12. A silicone granola bar mold to make homemade energy bars entirely to your preference, of course. Reuse it each week for some seriously simple protein snack prep!

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    Promising review: " I baked with them for the first time today. They both fit in my cookie sheet just fine. They were easy to fill and my granola bars came out nicely!" —S. Mro

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in 8 or 12-bar sizes). 

    13. A 12-pack of single-serve tuna pouches for a convenient high-protein snack to bring along when you're traveling, hiking, or just have a busy day running errands. Pair with some crackers and enjoy the 16 g of protein.

    The 2.5 oz pouch of wild caught light tuna in water. 80 calories per pouch
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    Promising review: "For a QUICK INEXPENSIVE PROTEIN-PACKED MEAL, I mix one of these packets with the KRAFT WHITE CHEDDAR BOWLS. REALLY FAST and EASY and helps me get more protein in my day (while also TASTING GREAT)! If you work in an office and don't have much time or money, keeping these packets and Kraft bowls in your desk will save you bucks, time and better than vending machine fare." —pleinelune

    Get a 12-pack from Amazon for $13.45.

    14. The High-Protein Plant-Based Instant Pot Cookbook, a high-protein, plant-based cookbook so you can easily prepare delicious and healthy meals, even on the days when you don't have time to cook!

    the cookbook
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    Promising review: "Very happy with my purchase. Really enjoying this recipe book. Everything I've made so far has been really tasty. The recipes are simple, healthy, and inexpensive to make. There's also a lot of recipes in the book so that's great too." —Spencer Y.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+

    15. A bag of tortilla style protein chips that are basically healthy, so you can *totally* finish the entire bag in one sitting, right?! The chili lime flavor is tasty on its own or paired with some fresh salsa and dips!

    the chips and a taco style salad using the chips
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    Promising review: "My GO-TO snack! Love this product! Let's start with the texture. It's like an airy chip that is absolutely satisfying my needs for something crunchy. The seasoning is like a party in your mouth! This by far is my favorite flavor. And love to pair it with sour cream or use it for "tacos on a bag" if you haven't tried it you must!!" —WalmartCustomer

    Get an eight-pack from Walmart for $19.68.

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