6. Whey Protein
Protein Power: 24 g per scoop
Whey protein is great for after a workout or used in conjunction with a meal to help you reach your protein target. It breaks down really easy, has low calories and is great for promoting lean muscle growth.
Need to Know: What makes Whey protein so amazing is that has a lot of branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs) which is the foundation of protein.
7. Steak (Top Or Bottom Round)
Protein 23 g per 3 oz. serving
lean cuts of steak contain about 1 g of protein for every 7 calories. Another example is rib eye, has roughly 1 g of protein for every 11 calories. From an economical standpoint, round steak is a great option.
Need to Know: Lean steaks dry up really easy, so they are best at medium rare or medium.
8. Ground Beef (90% Lean)
Protein: 18 g per 3 oz. serving
It’s ok to have a little fat in your meat the quality amount of protein it provides offsets with the amount of saturated fat that it contains. It’s also a great source of creatine.
Need to Know: If you can afford the extra cost, farm raised is the way to go because for one it just tastes better and it is going to have higher level of nutritional value than your typical store bought variety.
9. Pork Chops (Boneless)
Protein: 26 g per 3 oz. serving