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I’ve been doing some personal research lately because I’ve been exercising more and I want to start building muscle. Here are some high protein food ideas I’ve found. Perfect for athletes, body builders, vegetarians, or nutrition nuts.


Quarter Cup of Quinoa 160 CALORIES
6 GRAMS OF PROTEIN

Quinoa can be served as a great high-protein breakfast food. Try mixing it with honey, almonds, or berries.

Check out other quinoa recipes here.



One Cup of 1% Lowfat Milk
110 CALORIES
8 GRAMS OF PROTEIN


Want a quick source of protein? Pour yourself a glass of milk and chug it like a baby.



Half Cup of Kidney Beans
120 CALORIES
8 GRAMS OF PROTEIN

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Beans, beans, they’re good for your heart… and they help you grow up big and strong.

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Two Servings of Cashews, Almonds & Pecans

340 CALORIES
10 GRAMS OF PROTEIN

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You’d be nuts not to include nuts in your diet. Yeah that was a cheesy thing to say, but not as cheesy as some other items on this list. Okay, I should really stop now.

Check out other mixed nuts products at Amazon.




Quarter Cup of Hemp Seed
160 CALORIES
11 GRAMS OF PROTEIN

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Grab a handful or add some to your salad. Very protein to calorie efficient.

Check out other hemp seed products at Amazon.
Also, a nice collection of hemp-seed based recipes.



Quarter Cup of Lentils

160 CALORIES
12 GRAMS OF PROTEIN


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Both lentil and couscous are great sources of protein for vegetarians and vegans. Try incorporating more of them in your diet if you don’t already.

Check out other lentil products at Amazon.
Also, a nice collection of lentil recipes.



Two Eggs

160 CALORIES
12 GRAMS OF PROTEIN

Fry ‘em. Scramble ‘em. Or you could hard boil a bunch and save them for a post-workout snack?



Can of Tuna
120 CALORIES
15 GRAMS OF PROTEIN

Jessica Simpson’s favorite kind of chicken, what more needs to be said.


Check out other tuna products at Amazon.



Half Cup of Cottage Cheese

102 CALORIES
16 GRAMS OF PROTEIN


All cheeses are rich sources of protein, but cottage cheese seems to outshine the others. It only has two grams of fat and it goes good with many different types of fruits and vegetables.



Greek Yogurt

130 CALORIES
23 GRAMS OF PROTEIN

This single container of greek yogurt remarkably contains 23g of yogurt and only 130 calories. I think the numbers speak for themselves. My friends tell me it is very tasty too.

Find Stonyfield Oikos Greek Yogurt here.

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