Ask the Expert
As I age I find I am just not interested in eating a lot of meat. I know protein is important.
Any suggestions of other proteins I could eat?
Suzi Bratz, Registered Dietitian, Felician Village
Getting enough protein in the diet is a common concern of aging adults.The current RDA (Recommended Daily Allowance) for protein is 0.8g/kg/ day for all healthy adults.
Foods high in protein that can be incorporated into your diet besides meat include eggs, nuts, seeds, cottage cheese, peanut butter, yogurt, milk, dry beans/peas, and fish.
Many of these can be used in several different ways:
- Try putting peanut butter on toast for breakfast or adding to fresh fruit such
as bananas or apple slices
- Experiment with smoothies adding yogurt/milk and your favorite fruit and
- Enjoy cottage cheese with fresh or canned fruit topped with nuts or seeds
For more protein recipe ideas, click here.