Protein is the building block of muscle (you thought I was going to say life, didn't you?), and it's essential for restoration after a hard workout, keeps you fuller for longer, and even helps with losing body fat. One easy way to incorporate more protein into your diet — here's how much you should be eating based on your goals — is baking with protein powder. We have tons of recipes you can reference, and lucky for you, Costco is now selling Krusteaz Protein All-Purpose Baking Mix with 10 grams of protein per 1/3 cup serving. Got that?
Whether you want to use it for pancakes, muffins, cookies, or waffles, it's here for your baking needs. According to the Krusteaz website, using the mix in three four-inch pancakes with milk packs about 18 grams of protein. Use it in two 2-ounce blueberry muffins, and you'll get about 20 grams of protein. The mix itself has 130 calories, 1.5 grams of fat, 4 grams of sugar, 20 grams of carbs, and 2 grams of fiber per serving.
Just so you get a gist of what's inside the box, the baking mix is made with ingredients including nonfat milk, sugar, whey protein, and whole-wheat flour. Plus, it costs just $8, according to Instagram user @costcobuys. On your next Costco run, make sure to pick this up for the sake of protein-packed, delicious baked goods ready to fuel your day and, of course, gains!