The Healthiest and Most Delicious Ways to Get Your Protein

Maybe you don't want chicken, turkey, or beef tonight. Pork is another lean protein, but choose the correct cut.

Pork Loin

If you want another lean protein source for dinner, liver may be a good choice. It also contains vitamins and minerals.


Edamame—young soy beans—provides lean protein. According to the USDA, 1/3 cup of beans offers 8 g of protein, no saturated fat, and 3 g of total fat per 100 calories.


Vegans and vegetarians use tofu. Nieves claims it has adequate plant-based protein for all critical amino acids. 


Crackers, lasagna use cottage cheese.  The USDA lists 110 calories, 9 g protein, 3 g saturated fat, 5 g total fat, and 150 mg calcium in 1/2 cup cottage cheese.

Cottage Cheese

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