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What foods are high in protein?
What foods are high in protein?
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Written by Carbon Diet Coach
Updated over a week ago

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:

  • Deli Meat

  • Egg Whites

  • Whey Protein

  • Turkey Breast

  • Chicken Breast

  • Pork Tenderloin

  • Turkey Jerky

  • Soy/ Tofu

  • Shrimp

  • Canned Tuna in Water

  • Black Bean Pasta

  • Cod/ Flounder/ Tilapia

  • Non-fat Cottage Cheese

  • Non-fat Ricotta Cheese

  • Bone Broth (Fat Removed)

  • Canned Tuna

  • 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

  • Egg Beaters

  • Fat-Free Greek Yogurt - (you may like to add a half serving of your favorite protein powder or sweetener for flavoring)

  • Whey Protein

  • 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.

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