What to Buy: The Best Sources of Protein
Sooo, you’ve got your training routine sorted and you’ve stocked up on taurine. What’s next I hear you ask? Well… you won’t get anywhere if your cupboards are full to the brim with Reece’s pieces and rum.
Luckily, we’ve made the whole process a breeze! Our three part shopping list covers everything from lean meat to rainy days essentials, so you can focus on getting that squat bootay!
- Egg – the Grand Daddy of all foods. I like to have 1 whole egg for every 3 whites. So breakfast might include 6 egg whites and 2 whole eggs.
- Liquid Egg Whites – This is just pure egg whites. More convenient than cracking all the eggs and discarding the yolk but can be difficult to find, especially in the UK.
- Skinless Chicken Breast – Lean, inexpensive, high quality protein; an absolute staple of every diet.
- Lean Ground Turkey – Ideal for turkey burgers, or to replace mince beef in recipes for a lower fat %.
- Top Round Steak – This has got slightly more fat than chicken but is still a great source of meat. A date night special, nothing is better than a decent steak.
- Cod – Inexpensive lean fish that’s perfect for grilling or frying in coconut oil.
- Wild Salmon – Healthy fatty fish. I get my salmon wild because the quality is a lot better but that results in a higher cost.
- Tinned Tuna (In brine or water NOT OIL)- If you worry about your salt intake you might want to cut down on this.
- Turkey Bacon – Leaner than regular bacon, not something I have all the time but I am a bacon lover so adding this to my breakfast in the off-season is something I like.
- Lean Ground Beef – Make sure you get something that is at least 90% lean. This can be a great off-season source of protein.
- Cottage Cheese – Slow digesting form of protein. Great for having when you have to go a long time in-between meals and also excellent to have before bed.