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10 Foods that are loaded with protein

Fortifying muscles and tantalizing taste buds

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Proteins are absolutely crucial for the building, growth and maintenance of the cells in your body. Make sure you are giving yourself the nutrients you need by incorporating these 10 protein-rich foods into your diet.

Fortifying muscles and tantalizing taste buds


All red meats are great sources of protein, and beef is probably the most universally popular of them all. Grill a few steaks for dinner with some steamed veggies, and you're good to go!


So many different kinds of cheese are loaded with protein, you're sure to find one with a texture and flavour that appeals to you. Sprinkle some goat cheese on a salad, include a few slices of cheddar in your sandwich or serve a disc of brie as a tantalizing appetizer.

Peanut butter

Ensure you are getting the benefits of the protein in peanut butter without all the unnecessary additives by always reading the label. Leave out the oils, sugars and salts, and go for a brand that is purely crushed peanuts. The natural kind may look unappealing when the oil and nuts separate, but after a quick stir, it spreads easily over toast or fruit for a healthy breakfast or snack.

Pumpkin seeds

The protein in pumpkin seeds is easily accessible since all you have to do is sprinkle them on salads or toss them in a homemade trail mix that you can take with you on the go.


Salmon fillets are filled with important nutrients and are chock full of protein. And all you need is a squeeze of lemon juice and a pinch of herbs to make them absolutely delectable. Not a fan of salmon? Other fish, such as mackerel and haddock, are also loaded with protein and can easily be whipped into dishes that will treat your palate.


Enjoy soybeans as a quick and easy side dish when boiled, or toss a handful of dried beans into a nut mix for the road.


Eager to work more chicken into your diet but don't have the time to constantly be cooking? Simply grill a few seasoned chicken breasts and slice thinly. Toss them into wraps and on top of salads for a quick protein fix.


Couscous is one grain that simply must be included in your diet. Short on ideas? Whip up some chicken and couscous for dinner, or enjoy a couscous salad as your midday meal.


Unlike other seafoods, which require a good amount of preparation, sardines can easily be consumed on a cracker as a quick and easy appetizer or snack.


Start your day off right with a bowl of protein-loaded porridge. Sprinkle in some nuts and goji berries for some added muscle-fueling energy.

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