the Highest Protein Foods

Beef and chicken tend to be on the higher end of protein, while other poultry and fish are also great protein sources.


Animal sources also contain key nutrients including zinc, B vitamins, vitamin D, omega-3 fats, and iron," Burdick adds.

 One cup of Greek yogurt can contain as much as 23 grams of protein, making it an excellent source

Eggs, Milk, and Yogurt

you'll want to watch your consumption; dairy products carry a lot of healthy benefits, but they too can be linked to high cholesterol.

Edamame tops the list for plant protein, and these young soybeans are fun to eat. Just a half cup of edamame has 8 grams of protein


Bean, it's a soybean, so it's often lumped into a different category. Soybeans are a whole protein source.

Three ounces of tofu will get you around 12 grams of protein," says Burdick. Tofu is another great source 


complete protein making it a fueling addition to all diets, especially those following a vegan diet.

Nuts have a ton of health benefits, and one of them is their high protein content. Peanuts have the highest amount of protein


Nut butters are another smart way to pack a protein punch—look for all-natural versions with no added sugars.

Chia seeds are a complete protein that boasts 4 grams per 2 tablespoons, and they're easy to add to your diet

Chia Seeds

You can even add some of these dark, tiny seeds into your salad dressings or mix into veggie burgers, granola, and baked goods.

Quinoa is rare in that it's a grain that's also a complete protein. (Amaranth and buckwheat are other super choices


 Quinoa has about 8 grams of protein per cup. It's also high in fiber, making it a well-rounded, hearty addition