Eating foods that are high in protein mixed with a low-carb meals has been a popular lifestyle choice for healthy eating over the last number of years. While it’s a familiar go-to diet, there is still some confusion on what high protein foods to eat.
This article will look at 5 foods that are high in protein to add to your weekly shopping list, including some recipe ideas to enjoy them during your mid-week meals. Also, check out our recipe section for lots of delicious ideas on how to make healthy meals tasty with Stript Snacks!
Here is a list of 5 delicious foods that are high in protein.
1. Eggs – healthline.com
Whole eggs are among the healthiest and most nutritious foods available as well as being one of the many foods that are high in protein. (1)
They’re an excellent source of vitamins, minerals and healthy fats for your everyday diet. Whole eggs are high in protein, but egg whites are almost pure protein, with one large egg providing 6g of protein and just 78 calories (1).
Why not try a healthy omelette with some Stript Snacks Red Chilli sprinkled over the top? It’s a great way to start the day and is a good recovery snack too. Or try a tasty veggie frittata for lunch!
So, what other high protein foods are out there? Well, milk contains a little of nearly every nutrient that your body needs (1). One cup of whole milk contains approx. 8g of protein.
It’s a good source of high quality protein, and it’s high in calcium, helping your bones recover after a workout. You can get the same recovery-boosting effects from a milk-based fruit smoothie as you would a fruit smoothie – with the addition of extra protein!
Not a big fan of milk? There are lots of alternatives out there including almond milk, hazelnut milk and soy milk to put into your delicious mid-morning smoothie!
Tuna one of the most popular types of fish that is high in protein, versatile and convenient. It’s low in fat and calories but a rich source of protein with one tin containing approx. 27g protein (1).
You can eat it hot in a range of baked dishes or cold in salads. Why not try a tune salad for lunch with lots of crunchy veg and your favourite dressing?
Lentils are a type of legume. They are high in fibre and lots of other nutrients. If meat isn’t your thing, lentils are among the world’s best sources of plant-based protein (1), and they’re an excellent choice for vegetarians and vegans.
One cup of lentils (198 grams) has 18 grams protein (1), similar to the protein quantity of a chicken fillet making it the perfect vegan friendly replacement. Alternative legumes that are high in protein include kidney beans & chickpeas. Why not try them in a hearty tagine or vegetarian curry?
5. Turkey breast
Turkey breast is similar to chicken breast in many ways, including its protein content. It consists mostly of protein, with very little fat and calories (1), with an 85g serving containing 26g protein!
Turkey is a great alternative to other meats, especially if you’re tired of having the same chicken salads. Add some cooked turkey slices to your favourite salad bowl and sprinkle over some Stript Snacks Cracked Black Pepper biltong for some extra flavour. Or why not wrap some parma ham around a fillet, pop into the oven to cook and serve with a side of greens to really pack in those nutrients! Turkey is super versatile and among the top foods that are high in protein.