Here Are Some Protein Packed Foods To Incorporate Into Your Diet

Published on June 24, 2020

The older I get, the more I watch what I eat in a day, week, or month. It’s not in an obsessive way—no, not at all—but cautiously I guess to make sure I know what I’m putting in my body and what doesn’t need to be in my body. It might seem tedious to others, but I feel like doing this ahead of time, and when you’re younger, it can help with problems once you get older. At least that’s my opinion.

Many foods go into our bodies daily, of course, we know that some are good and some are bad. When it comes to our body, we need to fuel up with a certain amount of nutrients that your body needs like protein.

According to Google, “protein is one of the building blocks of body tissue and can also serve as a fuel source.” Just like when your car is low, you stock up on gas to make sure it’s ready to go. That’s how our bodies work. 

So, here are some protein-packed foods that you can incorporate into your everyday diet.

Brussels Sprouts

Brussels sprouts benefit your health in more ways than you know. They are high in nutrients, rich in antioxidants, high in fiber, and rich in vitamin K. A lot of people don’t like brussels sprouts, but honestly, I think it depends on how you season and cook them. 

Provides 3 grams of protein


Broccoli is not only packed with plenty of protein, but also it contains all of the amino acids as well. It’s a a rich source of vitamin C and K which are essential to maintaining good health. Do as your parents say and eat your broccoli—your parents were right about this one. 

Provides 4.2 grams of protein 


They say whole eggs are the healthiest and most nutritious things you can eat. Eggs are filled with vitamins and minerals and also help to build muscles and also build strong bones. Make sure you have time to eat those eggs in the morning or whatever dish you eat with them. 

Provides 6 grams of protein


Now we all know the health benefits of milk healthy and strong bones are also considered a complete protein meaning that it contains all essential amino acids for your body to function. Now I’m not a milk girl, but I do like my cereal, so I try to get in as much milk when I can—or i’ll drink strawberry milk as a sweet treat. 

Provides 8 grams of protein 

Lean Beef

There are various types of lean beef that you can incorporate into your diet, and it’s also suitable for people that are on a low carb diet. According to Healthline, lean beef is “is high in protein, as well as highly bioavailable iron, vitamin B12, and large amounts of other vital nutrients”

Provides 22 grams of protein 


Whipping up some shrimp with your meal is never a problem and is always the best side when it comes to eating a decently portioned meal. Shrimp is high in protein but low on fat, carbs, and calories. 

Provides 24 grams of protein 


I know tuna seems nasty, but all you have to do is spice it up by adding some spices and seasoning and you will be good to go. Tuna is low in calories and fat and is pure protein

Provides 43 grams of protein 

Jori Ayers is a Staff Writer at Grit Daily based in Tampa, Florida. She was formerly with the editorial team at Tampa Bay Parenting Magazine.

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