3 Inexpensive Protein-Rich Foods:
Eggs are simply a fantastic food. It might seem obvious, but you should opt for pasture-raised, organic eggs rather than the factory farm ones that are produced in poor conditions and have far less Omega 3 fatty acids. The benefits of eggs are so wide ranging, but to summarize, the main ones are that they provide top-notch proteins and huge doses of healthy fats. Try to begin your day with eggs, preferably not fried to reap huge benefits.
If you’re a vegan or just someone who doesn’t do dairy, quinoa is a fantastic protein option. Its nutty flavor makes it just fine on its own but it’s even better when paired with vegetables like roasted cauliflower and broccoli and drowned in a homemade curry sauce. You can also add quinoa to soups and stews, and swap it in for rice or other grains in Thai, Indian and Chinese food recipes. As well as being high in protein, quinoa is full of beneficial minerals, with 30 percent or more of your recommended daily values of manganese, copper, phosphorous and magnesium in one serving.
If you want to add a new non-supplement protein to your diet, look no further than cottage cheese. As a high percentage of the protein in cottage cheese is slow acting casein, it’s a good choice for a pre-bed snack that will aid muscle repair and recovery during sleep. As with eggs, go for an organic version made with milk from grass fed cows. Cottage cheese is also a good source of a whole range of B vitamins, which assist brain, heart and digestive system function.