Your body needs protein every single day to be able to function properly, no matter how active you are! Sometimes it can be a little bit confusing to know where to get that protein though, which is why we’ve put this blog together to help you out!

Eggs for a leisurely breakfast (or lunch)

Eggs are one of the best sources of protein because they are so easy to incorporate into a variety of meals. They are a staple of mine either at breakfast or lunch because they help to keep me full and energized throughout the day.

They may also help to minimize your cravings for sweets and high-fat foods and can keep fluctuating blood sugar levels at bay.

Greek yogurt for those smoothies

Greek yoghurt is another really good source of protein that naturally contains all nine essential amino acids. It can also be great for your health because it contains probiotics. Probiotics are ‘good bacteria’ that can help to keep your digestive system healthy and balanced.

 

Chicken breast! (Yes, we know you already knew that one)

This one probably comes as no surprise to many of you, as chicken is a popular meat protein choice for many meals and one of the best sources of protein that you can have.

One of the best things about eating chicken as a source of protein is that it has a high thermogenic effect. This means you can burn about 30% of the calories that it contains by merely eating it.

Walnuts perfect for recovery

If you are looking to add a little boost of protein to your smoothies or salads, add in a small handful of walnuts! As well as being a good source of protein, these little beauties contain essential fatty acids and many vitamins and minerals. They are the perfect snack post-workout, especially if you mix them with some Greek yogurt and berries or you can eat them as a snack on their own!

Lentils, for salad and soups

If you are looking for a good vegetarian source of protein, lentils are a great choice! One cup of cooked lentils contains about 10 grams of protein. Of course, it is important to understand that lentils are not a complete protein as they do not contain all nine essential amino acids.