Protein – the summer’s diet must have

Protein pots

Eat Your Greens, Salmon & Edamame & Cranberry, Walnut & Goats Cheese Protein pots

Ensuring to get enough protein into your diet is an absolute must if you’re looking to keep healthy and in tip top condition. This macronutrient plays an important role in muscle repair after exercise, effectively wards off cravings and even helps to maintain a healthy immune system. And if you’re looking to beat the bulge this summer, eating good quality protein will get you one step closer to your end goal.

Protein is made up of special building blocks called amino acids. These are found in meat, fish and some plant-based foods. Here at Vital, we’ve made it super-simple to reach your daily protein quota throughout the day. Our breakfast options range from Poached Egg Pots to Sandwiches & Muffins and Breakfast Bowls which all have a hearty helping of protein. For lunch, our salads and hot food options all pack in this nutritious goodie and we have even developed a special range of Protein Pots to help make it super-easy to get your fix. These include Salmon & Edamame, Power Nicoise, (a delicious pot with egg, green beans tuna and lemon), Cranberry, Walnut & Goats Cheese and our Superfood Pot which is bursting with good-for-you ingredients like red quinoa, red rice, buckwheat, chicken, carrot, edamame, pomegranate and a tangy lemon dressing.

Vital fact: Quinoa, one of the staple ingredients on the Vital menu is the ultimate superfood. Although in texture it resembles a grain, quinoa is actually a seed which offers a hefty helping of protein, fibre, vitamins and minerals.

Nutritionist, Louise Pyne