Consuming a sufficient amount of protein is crucial for building or maintaining muscle.
Many people turn to plain chicken and protein powder in order to fulfill their protein needs, and that’s fine, but long term it will get kind of boring.
Today I wanted to make a list of different high-protein foods to help you spice up your diet a little more.
So lets just get into it!
Depending on what type of fish it can be an extremely lean protein source, and if you chose a type of fatty fish that isn’t lean you can take comfort in the fact that fish oils is very good for your health.
Another great protein source is eggs, not only do they contain protein but in one egg you get a little bit of every nutrient your body needs except vitamin-C.
Nuts is a great food to fit into your diet even though they are very calorie dense.
The fat you get from nuts are very healthy and they do contain a decent amount of protein.
4. Greek yogurt
Greek yogurt can often have great macros, and if you chose a plain yogurt instead of a flavored type you don’t get a lot of sugar neither.
If chicken has been your go to source of protein and you are starting to get tired of it you might want to try some turkey.
Turkey is just as good a source of protein as chicken.
Shrimp is low-calorie, high-protein and loaded with nutrients.
Combined with the great taste it’s an awesome protein source.
Beans is a great carb source, but the beauty with them is that they contain a decent amount of protein and they are pretty high in fiber.
8. Any type of lean beef
If you’re sick of that plain chicken I would absolutely try playing around with other types of lean meat.
9. Low fat milk
Milk is very nutritious, but it’s often pretty high in fat.
If you can find a type of low fat milk you can get a lot of healthy nutrients and a fear amount of protein just from that.
Since I’m making a list of high protein foods I might just as well throw in some snacks for you to enjoy as well.
High-protein snacks is a great way to get in some extra protein between your meals.
10. Protein bars
When choosing protein bars you have to look at the nutrition label.
A lot of protein bar contain a lot of sugar and might be very calorie dense even though they contain protein.
Here in Norway we have a brand called Atkins which has great macros.
11. Rice cakes with peanut butter
Plain rice cakes are pretty boring, but if you throw some peanut butter on them you get a great snack with healthy fats and more protein.
12. Frozen greek yogurt with nuts or protein bars
I am a huge fan of ice cream, but eating ice cream every day would not treat me well.
Instead I sometimes buy some vanilla flavored greek yogurt and cut up a protein bar and some nuts to throw in, then I put in the freezer for a few hours and get an awesome ice cream like snack with a lot of protein.
Hope you found any of this helpful.
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