OK, so you all know that should eat a source of protein with EVERY meal but I am always asked ‘like what?’ It seems that most people see fish and chicken as the only sources of protein out there.
So here are some other options to add variety to your diet (in no particular order).
Eat the whole egg, not just the white. The yolk is actually the most nutrient dense portion of the egg, providing a ton of vitamins and minerals.
Grilled or sautéed in extra virgin olive oil. Mix with veggies and enjoy.
A fatty fish containing a ton of protein and a healthy dose of omega-3 fatty acids.
The easy option and great for those between meal snacks and before, during or after your workout. Look for a brand that contains both slow and fast acting proteins like whey (fast) and casein (slow) for hours of protein feeding your muscles from a single shake.
Very lean and great for chilli and burgers.
The “other” white meat. Pork is just as lean as chicken when you get the right cut; go for the boneless chops and trim the outer fatty edge.
You probably won’t notice the difference between chicken sausage and “regular” pork sausage, but it contains a much more moderate amount of fat…great for those protein and carb meals.
Black beans, kidney beans, red beans, navy beans, black eyed peas, lentils………the list goes on. Beans are the least expensive protein source. Low glycaemic and very high in fibre. Add it to any meal you want; they are a great addition to chilli, tacos and casseroles. You can make your own soups or mix it up in a salad.
If you are able to get Bison, then this is a must. It has all the taste of beef whilst being incredibly lean. Great for protein and carb meals when you want to limit the fat content of a meal while still packing in the flavour.
Grass fed beef is rich in CLA, a special fat that has actually been shown to result in fat loss.
BONUS!! I Greek yogurt contains twice the protein of regular yogurt. Go with the plain variety.