If you struggle to hit your daily protein target or need to spice up your diet a little more, here are 50+ lean protein sources to help! What we mean when we say lean protein sources is that they contain mostly protein and little carbs or fat.
Choosing lean protein sources isn't necessary. If you enjoy fatty meats, by all means, enjoy them! But if you are struggling to hit your protein without going over your fat, choosing some of these lean sources can help.
Here are some great lean protein sources:
Canned Tuna in Water
Black Bean Pasta
Cod/ Flounder/ Tilapia
Non-fat Cottage Cheese
Non-fat Ricotta Cheese
Bone Broth (Fat Removed)
99% Fat-Free Ground Turkey/Ground Beef
Lean Sirloin / Top Sirloin / Tenderloin Steak (Ideally one with a label)
Seafood (Ahi Tuna, Halibut, Mussels, Prawns/Shrimp, Scallops, Ocean perch,
Oysters, Pacific Rockfish, Crab, Clams, Cod, Flounder, Haddock, Hake, Lobster, Mahi-mahi)
Deli Ham / Beef / Chicken / 75% Fat Free Pepperoni
Canadian Bacon / Turkey Bacon
Fat-Free Cow's Milk
Fat Free Mozzarella / Cheddar / Cottage / Ricotta / Cream Cheese
Fat-Free Greek Yogurt - (you may like to add a half serving of your favorite protein powder or sweetener for flavoring)
Premier Protein Drinks
FairLife Protein Drinks
If you are struggling to meet your protein target, one thing that may help is adjusting your protein target to be more suitable for you. This can be done by going to settings and selecting "diet preferences." If the app allows you to adjust to it, you are still within an optimal range for protein.
To read more about the diet preferences feature, click here.