10 Best High Protein Foods

1. Salmon

Animal protein has better absorption and a more complete amino acid profile than plant protein.

2. Greek Yogurt

Greek yoghurt, thick and creamy, is full of protein and perfect for breakfast with fruit or smoothies.

3. Chicken

Chicken breast is my favourite high-protein food because it's lean and has 24 grammes per 4 ounce portion.

4. Lentils

Lentils are a great plant-based protein source with 18 grammes per cooked cup. Pallian adds that they give fibre to soups, curries, and salads.

5. Lean Pork

Pork contains all essential amino acids and is one of the most accessible and affordable animal-derived proteins.

6. Garbanzo Beans

Each cup of garbanzo beans contains 14.5 grammes of vegan-friendly protein.

7. Eggs

Tastes wonderful, is portable, and soft boiling preserves egg nutrients for additional vitamins.

8. Tempeh

According to Evink, 3-ounce servings of fermented soy tempeh contain 20 grammes of protein. 

9. Quinoa

Quinoa is a complete protein with over 8 grammes of protein per cooked cup.

10. Cottage Cheese

Cottage cheese is a great high-protein food with about 12 grammes per half-cup portion.