1. Lean Beef: “Choosing lean beef as a source of protein can actually be a calorie-saver,” says Sutter Health Clinical Dietitian Julie McAllister. “A 3-ounce serving of lean beef provides the same amount of protein as 1½ cups of beans, but with half the calories. Its nutrients such as protein, iron and B-vitamins help to maintain a healthy weight and build muscle.
2. Eggs are full of protein, but many people don’t eat the yolk (thus making eggs an incomplete protein source), due to their fear of fat and cholesterol. By doing this, you’re throwing out the most nutritious part of the egg! The egg yolk contains 43 percent of the total egg protein and has the highest concentration of nutrients and amino acids required for optimal brain function.
3. Oatmeal is a whole-grain cereal low in fat and calories, has no cholesterol and carries many health benefits stemming from the fiber content, including a reduced risk of developing heart disease. A serving of uncooked rolled oats contains 3g of fat, which is 5 percent of your recommended daily intake for fat.