Excellent Whole Food Sources for Protein

Today on my podcast, I talked about the importance of protein and it’s role in weight loss.

 

Protein supplements are everywhere and beneficial to helping us get in all the protein that we need. However,  I want to share some whole food options for proteins because it is always best to get our nutrition from whole foods first before we turn to supplements.

You should eat high-quality protein at every meal, to ensure you get enough and to help feel full at each meal. Here are some easy ways to enjoy more protein!

 

  • 1 cup nonfat Greek yogurt
  • 3 oz tilapia
  • ½ cup chickpeas
  • 3 oz chicken breast
  • ½ cup cooked black beans
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter
  • egg
  • ¼ cup almonds
  • ½ cup unflavored oatmeal
  • ½ cup quinoa
  • 1 cup Cottage Cheese
  • 3 oz lean beef
  • 1 cup canned tuna (in water)
  • 1 cup lentils
  • 1 slice Ezekiel Bread
  • 3 oz Turkey Breast
  • 1/2 cup Brussels Sprouts
  • 1/2 cup tofu
  • Beans with rice (Separately, rice and beans are incomplete protein sources. Eaten together, this classic meal can provide 7 g of protein per cup.)

 

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