This post is sponsored by The Beef Checkoff and The Motherhood. All opinions are my own.
I have the hardest time getting enough protein some days. But I prefer eating at least one item of lean protein each day to feel better. Except I'm crazy busy and that normally means that I only get it during dinnertime. In fact, most American's consume almost all (about two-thirds) of their daily protein during dinnertime. I made this yummy Beef and Cream Cheese Bagelwich as part of The Beef Checkoff's 30 Day Protein Challenge that I'm starting. Protein helps you avoid that hungry feeling , giving you more control over the foods you choose.
The other day I made one of the Beef recipes I found on the challenge page. It was an interesting combination of flavors that I wouldn't have thought to put together before. I'm a sucker for capers too so I was excited to try this Beef and Cream Cheese Bagelwich. Find the complete recipe here. It's was like having a gourmet sandwich for lunch. My husband tried some too and requested that I make it for him at work one day.
Added a little protein into your meals can help boost your mood throughout the day. This 30 Day Challenge can be started at any time. You can also check out the 30 Day Challenge page to sign up for daily or weekly emails to walk you through the challenge. There are also great tools and recipes that you can make as well. You can keep track of your food, hunger and moods to see how it can make a difference in your overall health and wellness for 30 days and beyond.
Research shows spreading protein intake evenly throughout the day may be the most beneficial for overall health and wellness.
I get asked all the time about how fast my hair grows. (I know this sounds unrelated, but stay with me!) A chat with my stylist revealed the cause. My hair started growing really fast about the time I started getting extra protein each day. She explained to me the science behind hair and how it is made of protein so if you are getting more, your hair will be healthier and grow faster. Anyways, I thought it was a fun fact so I thought I'd mention it.
Share your progress and engage with other Protein Challenge participants on social media using the #ProteinChallenge hashtag. Join us for a Twitter party on Thursday, October 20 at 1 p.m. ET using the #ProteinChallenge. They will be talking about tips and inspiration for quick and easy protein-rich meals and snacks. Not to mention there will be prizes! Prizes include $50 Visa gift cards. You must RSVP for a chance to win. RSVP here!