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11. Tone It Up Plant Based Protein

"This is an affordable protein supplement that is known for its great taste and versatility," says Lindsay. It packs 15 grams of protein, is totally vegan, and works just as well in smoothies as it does in protein pancakes. ($23 for 11.36 oz; target.com)

Protein: 15 grams per 1-scoop serving

(Need a recipe? These are the best protein pancakes you'll ever make.)

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12. Bulletproof Whey Protein

This protein powder by Bulletproof has minimal ingredients, so you'll know exactly what you're eating. Plus, it also includes colostrum (a type of milk produced during pregnancy) which Lindsay says may boost immunity. ($40 for 1 lb; bulletproof.com)

Protein: 15 grams per 2-scoop serving

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13. Vega Clean Protein

"Vega's Clean Protein is a good source of iron, has 25 grams of protein per serving for just 130 calories, no sugar, and a good ingredient list," says Lindsay. Its sodium is slightly higher than some of the others on this list, but it's an overall good pick. ($70 for 3 lbs, 10.5 oz; myvega.com)

Protein: 25 grams per 1-scoop serving

Related: Don't eat meat? Here's how to get enough iron.

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14. Welleco The Super Elixir Nourishing Protein

"This has a decent amount of fiber per serving, a good ingredient list, contains probiotics, and contains a blend of plant proteins (brown rice and peas)," says Victoria Jarzabkowski Lindsay, R.D., a Washington DC–based dietitian. In case you're wondering why fiber matters in a protein powder, Lindsay explains that since many people use protein powder in smoothies as a meal replacement or snack, it's a good idea to make sure there's a decent amount of fiber in there to keep you fuller longer and to stabilize blood sugar levels. ($59 for 500g; welleco.com)

Protein: 16.2 grams per 1-scoop serving

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15. NorCal Organic Peanut Butter Protein

"The only ingredient used here is peanuts," says Linzy Ziegelbaum, M.S., R.D., C.D.N. "With 11 grams of protein, 4 grams of fiber, only 100 calories, and 3 grams of fat, this peanut butter protein powder is a great low-calorie option to add to breakfast or snacks. I would try adding it to smoothies, yogurt, oatmeal, and baked goods for the peanut butter taste with half the calories and fat." ($35 for 2 lbs; norcal-organic.com)

Protein: 11 grams per 2-scoop serving

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