More Than Just Meats The Eye – Protein Rich Foods

9 August, 2019

You’ve probably heard about the keto diet and how it’s high in protein and good fats. Maybe you want to try it but the thought of devouring so much meat gives you the sweats. But what if we told you there are whole range of epic foods that are high in protein, that aren’t meat. We are both shocked and amazed, we thought we should let you know.

Which Came First? The chicken or the egg?

No one actually knows and if you start thinking about it, you’ll get stuck in the chicken/egg vortex that spins around like the earth around the sun. It’s a well-known fact that chicken is rich in protein, but did you know that the egg is also high in protein? The little gold nugget of yolk in the middle is where the protein is at. Good for you, and yummy! Get your egg protein fix at cafés such as Caffe Cherry Bean, Locomotion and The Steam Engine. Poached, scrambled or fried, eggs on toast is the breakfast of champions.

Tofu
Did you know that tofu is another meat substitute that is also high in protein? Also containing amino acids, it’s a great source of magnesium, copper, zinc and vitamin B1. An extremely healthy replacement if you’re looking to keep your protein game high without meat. Tofu sucks up all the delicious coconut laksa soup when you pop into Ya Malasia for lunch. A spongey cube of pure laksa delight.

Protein also packs a punch in little foods such as beans, lentils and chickpeas. Pinto beans have 21 grams of protein in 100 grams. For a tiny food, they sure do their thing when it comes to health benefits. Chickpeas are up there with 19 grams of protein. And do you know what that means? Hummus is high in protein! Our late-night snack with health benefits? Yes please! You really don’t have to eat meat to get your protein fix. It’s is in so many different foods you probably don’t even realise. Even milk has a touch of protein in it. When you grab that early morning coffee on your way to the train, you’re getting protein in your belly.