This is an extensive list of high-protein foods.

As with all our suggestions, think of it like a buffet: Take what you like, and leave the rest.

Notice that these are relatively lean protein sources.

So, bacon and pork skins didn’t make the list. These, and foods like them, are higher in fat than protein.


-Beef, bison, and buffalo

-Lean cuts of pork and boar



-Wild game, such as elk, venison, caribou, moose

-Poultry such as chicken, turkey, duck, pigeon


-Seafood such as shrimp, squid, octopus, lobster, crayfish

-Mollusks such as clams, mussels, scallops, snails (escargots)

-Eggs and egg whites

-Dairy such as cottage cheese or strained Greek yogurt


-Beans, lentils, and legumes

-Tempeh, tofu, or edamame



-Protein powder such as whey, casein, egg, bone broth / collagen, cricket, plant-based blends (e.g., pea protein, rice protein, hemp protein)