PRODUCE & PROTEIN

The Ultimate Power Couple

When it comes to benefits, you can’t beat the health, satiety, and nutritional boost you get from pairing produce with protein. It doesn’t have to always be a serving of meat with a host of veggies. Here are a few ideas for a quick snack or mini meal from Amanda Peterson at muschealth.org.

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Quick Pairings of Protein and Produce

“…If you are looking for some easy protein and produce ideas, check out the suggestions below – these snacks/small meals provide that ideal balance to keep your body fueled and your belly full:

  • Egg quiche (protein) with Peppers & onions (produce)
  • Almonds (protein) with Cutie orange (produce)
  • Greek Yogurt (protein) with Berries (produce)
  • Hummus (protein) with Celery sticks (produce)
  • Greek Yogurt Ranch Dressing/Dip (protein) with Carrot chips, bell peppers, cucumbers (produce)
  • String cheese (protein) with Cherries (produce)
  • Peanuts (protein) with Watermelon cubes (produce)
  • Low-fat mozzarella (protein) with Tomato slices (produce)
  • Black beans (protein) with Salsa, corn, onions (produce)
  • Deli turkey, low-fat cheese (protein) with Rolled up with bibb lettuce leaves (produce)
  • Edamame beans (protein) with Blueberries (produce)
  • Tuna (protein) with Cucumber ‘boats’ (produce)
  • Cottage cheese (protein) with Peaches/pineapple (produce)
  • Hardboiled egg (protein) with Grapes (produce)
  • Sunflower seeds (protein) with Peach or plum (produce)
  • Shrimp Cocktail (protein) with Chunky salsa (produce)
  • Peanut butter (protein) with Apple or banana slices (produce)”
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