You have heard it time and again from your doctor and/or significant other that you need to eat less meat and fish. Why? Well, meat and most fish are higher in cholesterol and saturated fat as opposed to other sources of protein. Eating too much meat and fish can increase your risk of having higher levels of cholesterol, which can lead to an increase in heart disease and a host of other diseases. So, to help you appease your doctor and wife, here is a list of sources of protein other than meat and fish.
6 Uncommon Sources Of Protein Other Than Meat And Fish
Quinoa is an organic whole grain that is a really good source of high quality protein. You can find Quinoa at your local grocery store in the pasta and rice aisle. You can combine quinoa with vegetables to make a complete meal.
2. Red Beans and Rice
This is only one example. You can use black beans, pinto beans, virtually any bean your heart desires. No pun intended. See both rice and beans are a source of protein by themselves. However, they’re incomplete. When you combine the two you make a complete protein. Complete protein is what you’re looking for in your diet.
Eggs are not meat, even though they’re sometimes lumped in the meat category. Eggs are a superb source of protein. As a matter of fact eggs are the highest quality protein on the planet. No kidding.
Tofu is an alternative protein source in lieu of meat and fish. Another benefit to tofu is that it’s really low in calories. I will have to say that it’s an acquired taste in my opinion, but not the worst taste in the world.
5. Cottage Cheese
Cottage cheese is loaded with protein. You can combine cottage cheese with fruit, nuts, or anything you can possibly think of to make a meal.
Peanuts are not only a viable source of protein, but also, fiber and plenty of healthy fats. Now, you can substitute any nut or seed out there for a peanut as they’re all good sources of protein as well. You can combine nuts with vegetables and/or use in a salad to help make a meal.
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