High Protein Foods List for a High Protein Diet
And our free high protein foods printout has what you need for a healthy high protein diet.
This healthy protein rich foods list, including carbs, calories, fat and protein content, can help you to feel great, lose weight, build and maintain muscle, stay fit, trim and super healthy and look your absolute best.
So print out our beautiful high protein food list and hang it on your fridge. With easy access, you'll choose more healthy foods high in protein.
List of High Protein Foods for a High Protein Diet
Although many high protein foods are also very high in saturated fat, this protein foods list has only great-tasting, low-fat high protein foods.
|Black beans||1/2 cup cooked||113||7.6||20.4||.5|
|Garbanzo (chickpeas)||1/2 cup cooked||134||7.3||22.5||2.1|
|Kidney beans||1/2 cup cooked||112||7.6||20.1||.4|
|Lentil beans||1/2 cup cooked||115||8.9||19.9||.4|
|Lima beans||1/2 cup cooked||108||7.3||19.6||.4|
|Navy beans||1/2 cup cooked||129||7.9||24.0||.5|
|Soybeans (edamame)||1/2 cup cooked||127||11.1||10.0||5.8|
|Tofu||1/2 cup fresh||94||10.0||2.3||5.9|
|Cheddar cheese||1 ounce||114||7.1||.4||9.4|
|Cottage cheese||1/2 cup||110||14.0||3.1||5.0|
|Cottage cheese, lowfat||1/2 cup||90||16.0||3.0||1.0|
|Milk, lowfat||1 cup||121||8.1||11.7||4.7|
|Milk, skim||1 cup||86||8.4||11.8||.4|
|Muenster cheese||1 ounce||104||6.7||.3||8.5|
|Swiss cheese||1 ounce||107||8.1||1.0||7.8|
|Yogurt, lowfat||1 cup||144||11.9||16||3.5|
|Yogurt, nonfat||1 cup||127||13.0||17.4||.4|
|Anchovies, in water||1 ounce||37||5.8||0||1.4|
|Sardines, in water||1 can||130||22.0||0||5.0|
|Tuna, tongol||1/4 cup||70||16.0||0||0|
|Oatmeal, rough cut||1 cup||145||6.0||25.2||2.4|
|Pancake, buckwheat||1 4" diameter||54||1.8||6.4||2.2|
|Pancake, whole wheat||1 4" diameter||74||3.4||8.8||3.2|
|Popcorn, dry||1 cup||54||1.8||10.7||.7|
|Rice, brown, cooked||1/2 cup||108||2.4||22.8||.8|
|Rye bread||1 slice||56||2.1||12||.3|
|Whole wheat bread||1 slice||56||2.4||11||.7|
|Chicken breast||4 ounces||193||29.3||0||7.6|
|Chicken, light meat, no skin||4 ounces||196||35.1||0||5.1|
|Chicken, dark meat, no skin||4 ounces||232||31.0||0||5.1|
|Turkey, light meat, no skin||4 ounces||178||33.9||0||3.7|
|Turkey, dark meat, no skin||4 ounces||212||32.4||0||8.2
You'll notice that even though the fat count is included on the high protein foods list above, there's no saturated fat count listed. That's because the foods on this list of high protein foods are ALL low in saturated fats.
For example, there's no red meat listed for two very good reasons.
Red meat is usually too high in saturated fat, which has been shown to lead to many degenerative diseases. And red meat also increases inflammation, which causes pain, suffering and numerous health problems.
When it comes to choosing foods with protein, it's vitally important to choose healthy high protein foods from the best sources of protein.
So you can confidently print and use this high protein foods list for a high protein diet, since it has all of the healthy protein rich foods high in protein content to help you say healthy, lose weight and build muscle.
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