67 High Protein Foods

High Protein Foods
  • Protein digests slowly to keep you full longer so you eat less
  • Protein fuels fat burning
  • Feeds and preserves lean muscle mass, which can be lost during weight loss and which increases metabolism even when the body is at rest
  • Promotes muscle growth and repair
  • Has a thermic effect of food (TEF) or the energy used to digest food, so you burn more calories digesting protein than you do when digesting carbs or fats.
  • Studies show protein helps reduce out of control cravings and late night snacking

Lean Red Meat
Eye Of Round Roast Or Steak
Sirloin Tip Side Steak
Top & Bottom Round Roast And Steak
Top Sirloin Steak
10% Or 15% Fat Ground Beef

Poultry
Skinless Chicken Breast
Turkey

Lower Fat Pork Chop Cuts
Tenderloin
Loin Chop
Sirloin Chop

Fish
Tuna (fresh and canned)
Salmon (Atlantic and Sockeye have the most)
Herring
Trout
Swordfish
Whitefish
Sardines
Cod
Mackerel
Haddock
Flounder
Halibut
Tilapia
Anchovies

Seafood
Shrimp
Crab
Clams
Oysters
Lobster
Mussels
Roe

Dairy
Low or Nonfat Greek Yogurt
Eggs
Low or Nonfat Cottage Cheese
Low Sodium Skim Mozzarella Cheese
Parmesan & Romano Cheese
1% or 2% Milk

Legumes
White beans ñ most protein of all beans
Adzuki Beans
Pinto Beans
Kidney Beans
Black Beans
Navy Beans
Lima Beans
Navy Beans
Lentils

Nuts & Nut Butters
Peanuts
Pistachios
Almonds
Cashews
Pine Nuts

Seeds
Pumpkin and Squash Seeds
Sunflower Seeds (Dry Roasted)
Sesame Seeds
Flaxseeds
Chia Seeds

Soy Foods
Soybeans
Soy Nut Butter
Tofu
Tempeh
Soybean Sprouts
Edamame
Soy Cheese
Soy Milk

Snacks
Jerky
Bean Chips

Miscellaneous
Whey Protein Powder – add to smoothies as meal replacement

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