Best Lean Protein Foods 

For those seeking plant-based protein, beans and legumes emerge as cholesterol-free superheroes. 

Beans and Legumes 

Contrary to expectations, fatty fish like salmon contribute to lean protein and harbor anti-inflammatory Omega-3 fatty acids. 


A darling of the vegan community, tofu, a soybean product, emerges as a renowned plant-based protein.  


In the realm of lean protein, low-fat milk stands as a stalwart. According to the USDA, a cup of plain low-fat milk delivers 10 grams of protein,  

Low Fat Milk 

Consult any expert - a kindergarten teacher, concerned parent, or nutritionist - and the importance of eggs becomes abundantly clear.

Whole Eggs and Egg White 

Easily prepared, a 3.5 oz serving packs 20 grams of protein, less than 1 gram of fat, and a mere 85 calories. 


Enter strained Greek yogurt, offering an impressive 16 grams of protein, a mere 0.6 grams of fat, 0.2 grams of saturated fat, and 95 calories per container. 

Greek Yogurt 

From sirloin to pork roast and tenderloin, lean cuts of pork offer a sweet and savory flavor profile.  

Lean Pork 

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