The Best Protein High Foods 5

The Best Protein High Foods 5

Tilapia

This fish isn’t quite as high in protein content as some of the other fish on this list, but it still has over 21 grams of the good stuff for every 3 ounce serving. This is a really great choice because it can be found at virtually every super market and doesn’t cost too much either. A great way to make these guys is by pan frying them in just a little bit of olive oil.

Bean Chips

If you are looking for a great salty snack that won’t cause you to gain too much weight, then chips made with black beans are great. They go well with some dip and have over 4 grams of protein per one ounce serving. No they don’t have quite as much protein as some of the other foods on this list, but at least they don’t have excessive fat like chips do.

Chicken And Turkey Breast

These big birds are fantastic for getting your daily protein needs because each 3 ounce serving has close to 25 grams of protein. Yes once again that is more protein that most red meats have. Granted both of these birds can be very expensive so you might want to find a good store to buy your meat at. A great way to make these things is with some multigrain rice and some asparagus to make a full meal.

Milk

Milk has 8 grams of protein for every cup that you drink, not to mention that it is rich with vitamins, calcium, and other important nutrients. Did you know that buying organic farm raised milk can actually increase the nutrient levels in milk? You may also be tempted to drink skim milk or even 1 percent, but the fact is that it just doesn’t taste good. You can always go 2 percent and the fat content won’t be too high so that’s alright. Maybe full fat milk isn’t the best idea though because it has a lot of fat and is just one step away from drinking cream.

Tuna (Preferably Yellowfin)

Tuna is another fantastic source of protein, and thankfully for fish lovers it has more than enough. Tuna can contain up to 25 grams of the muscle building goodness per 3 ounces of fish. Tuna also contains a lot of antioxidants, fatty amino acids, and B vitamins as well. If you like it you can have it as sushi, which is probably the best for getting as much protein as possible and if that isn’t your thing you can always grill it too. If you must, you can even make a tuna sandwich from canned tuna; if you do this be sure to use low fat mayo, that or just not too much of it.

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