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Best Foods to Get More Protein

Medically reviewed by

Prof Rishi Singhal MBBS, MRCS, FRCS, MD

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Always coming up short on your protein macros?

We’ve collected some of the best superfoods to get more protein into your diet!

Are you struggling to get enough protein in your daily diet?

Protein is an essential macronutrient

Increasing your protein intake could improve your health in several ways, including weight loss, muscle growth, and weight management. You can work out how many grams of protein you need using a Macro calculator or a visual guide with a portion control plate.

They may be some of the more popular options, but you don’t need to stick to lean meats like chicken and beef or dairy products like milk to achieve your macro goals. 

Here are some of the best foods to increase your protein intake!


Quinoa is an excellent substitute for pasta or rice and contains all the vital amino acids. This superfood has 8 grams of protein per cup and can add to soups, salads, and even pancakes for a nutrient boost in your daily diet.

Recommendation: Quinoa Chicken Salad

Cottage Cheese

One cup of cottage cheese provides a massive 25 grams of protein and can make a great addition to sweet and savoury dishes to boost protein levels in your diet.

Recommendation: Strawberries & Cream Shake (Our own recipe available via our app!)

Hard-Boiled Eggs

You can add hard-boiled eggs to salads, as sides to meals, or as on-the-go snacks. One hard-boiled egg packs 6 grams of protein and can support brain health.

Recommendation: Devilled Eggs

Greek Yogurt

With one cup containing at least 13 grams of protein, Greek yogurt is low in calories and an excellent source of calcium. As well as helping to improve bone health, it goes well with sweet meals such as oatmeal and protein shakes or savoury dishes to replace sour cream and sauce.

Recommendation: Yogurt Parfait


The amount of protein you consume daily is one of the keys to weight loss success.

A minimum of 20-30 grams of protein per meal should do the trick to start with!

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