Protein is an essential part of any diet – a building block of bones, muscle, cartilage, skin and blood. Assists recovery post exercise and can help reduce hunger (and so help achieve a calorie deficit in some instances).
I try to eat around 160g a day.
Having an idea of what foods are high in protein can help keep you hit your protein aims without having to religiously input everything you eat into My Fitness Pal.
15 High Protein Foods (protein per 100g)
1. Salmon – 24g
2. Turkey – 30g
3. Prawns – 15g
4. Chicken -33g
5. Pork – 23g
6. Pumpkin seeds – 30g (100g of seeds is a lot though!)
7. Lamb – 25g
8. Beef Jerky – 30g
9. Cod – 18g
10. Cottage cheese – 10g (a tub is normally 25-30g)
11. Greek Yoghurt – 10g
12. Canned tuna – 25g (a tin is normally 100g drained)
13. Lean beef – 36g
14. Quinoa- 5g
15. Cheddar cheese – 25g (this is the equivalent to 5 mini babybels though!)