List of High Protein Foods

Proteins are the most important components of our nutrition, because they are the building blocks of our cells

This list of high protein foods contains a general overview of the high protein ingredients you can use; generally, all types of fish, meat and milk products are good sources of protein.

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Most of the time, we also derive the (essential!) fats that we need from these foods. Natural fish oil is better than frying fat. The less a fat is heated, the better it is. Plant fats are better than animal fats. It is preferable to use less fat for frying and to add cold-pressed olive oil afterwards instead.

High protein foods:

Fish and sea animals such as

  • Codfish
  • Crabs
  • Crawfish
  • Eel
  • Haddock
  • Lobsters
  • Mackerel
  • Monkfish
  • Oysters
  • Pike-perch
  • Redfish
  • Salmon
  • Sardines
  • Seafood
  • Squid
  • Trout
  • Tuna

Meat and poultry products:

  • Beef
  • Chicken
  • Duck
  • Eggs
  • Game
  • Goose
  • Ham
  • Lamb
  • Pork
  • Quail
  • Turkey
  • Veal

Milk products:

  • All kinds of cheese
  • Cream
  • Crème fraîche
  • Curd cheese
  • Goat cheese
  • Mascarpone
  • Mozarella
  • Parmesan
  • Ricotta
  • Sheep's milk cheese
  • Sour cream
  • Yogurt

Leguminous plants are also rich in proteins

Some of them, however, should be counted among the sources of carbohydrates due to their large content of starch.

Legumes, high carbohydrate:

  • Broad beans
  • Chickpeas
  • Lentils
  • Peas

Legumes and their products, low carbohydrate:

  • Mungo beans
  • Soy beans
  • Tofu