Fuel up with The Co. contributor and fashion foodie expert Garrett Tonge.

Feeling inspirited by the amazing athletes from last week’s NBA All Star weekend? If you’re looking to build lean muscle and increase your metabolism… protein is the real MVP. And not getting enough protein in your diet is a major foul.

The majority of your protein intake should be from real protein like chicken, fish, grass-fed beef, eggs, turkey, quinoa, Greek yogurt and mixed nuts. These are the key foods that will help you stay satisfied and leave your cravings on the bench, keeping you on point.

For these reasons, a high protein diet is an essential tool used by many elite and high endurance athletes to help fuel their complex needs. The average NBA Player consumes 0.75 to 1 gram of protein per pound of body weight.

Below are 5 slam dunk protein recipes what would fill even NBA’s MVP Steven Nash.

 

1. Healthy Cauliflower Tacos Recipe

 

 

2. Homemakde no-bake Protein Bars Recipe

 

 

3. Breakfast  Chicken Muffins Recipe

 

 

4. Baked Buffalo Popcorn Chicken Recipe

 

 

5. High Protein Vegan Thai Curry Recipe