You might think of protein as synonymous with meat—and therefore not part of a delicious dessert! But there are many other forms of protein, and they can give your sweet treat a bit of a boost, health-wise. If you’re going to opt for dessert, after all, why not include an important nutrient in it?
Protein is an essential part of every cell in your body and plays a starring role in muscle, bone, and skin health. Most people eating a 2,000 calorie diet want to aim for a minimum of 50 grams of protein per day, says Jackie Newgent,