Best Low-Calorie, High-Protein Foods

Lean cuts of meat, fish, and skinless poultry provide quality protein while limiting saturated fats and calories. Some smart choices include: 

Fuel Your Body With Lean Protein

– Chicken and turkey breast – Pork tenderloin – Flank steak – Wild salmon and tuna – Shellfish like shrimp and scallop

Fuel Your Body With Lean Protein

You don’t need meat to build muscle. Excellent vegan and vegetarian protein sources provide nutrients without the saturated fats: 

Pack in Plant Power

– Tofu and tempeh – Lentils and bean – Edamame – Nuts and seed – Whole grain quinoa and buckwheat

Pack in Plant Power

Dairy products offer bone-strengthening calcium and satiating casein protein: 

Don’t Skip Out on Dairy

– Fat-free milk – Plain Greek yogurt – Low-fat cottage cheese – Low-fat string cheese

Don’t Skip Out on Dairy

rotein powders add a nutritious boost. Opt for: – Pea protein – Hemp protein – Whey protein isolate

Whip Up a Protein Smoothie

Mix with fruit, veggies, nut butter, and milk or a dairy alternative for a muscle-building snack. 

Whip Up a Protein Smoothie

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