5 protein-rich foods that will keep you on track to achieve your weight loss goals

Having protein-rich food incorporated into your meal plans is pivotal for shredding fat!

Protein is an essential macronutrient that we basically cannot live without, and can be incorporated into many meals.

These 5 protein-rich foods ensure you’re on top of your weight loss goals.

Creamy Peas with Poached Eggs on Toast
protein-rich food

5 protein-rich foods for weight loss

1. Cottage cheese

Cottage cheese in bowl

A versatile cheese, that is HIGH in protein and very LOW in fat. Perfect for those on a healthy eating plan and aiming to achieve their weight loss goals. Cottage cheese can be added into main meals such as these Sun-dried tomato, basil and cheese muffins.

2. Whey protein

Protein Powder Vanilla

The Healthy Mummy Protein Powder is a source of high-quality whey protein with 26.2g of protein per serve. You can incorporate the powder into baked goods or smoothies which will really increase your protein for the day.

3. Quinoa


This grain is one of the only plant-based complete proteins as it contains all nine essential amino acids. This means it’s very filling without leaving you feeling heavy! You can use quinoa in basically any meal even breakfast! 

4. Eggs

Sweet Potato and Egg Brekki Bites
Eggs | protein-rich food

Like quinoa, eggs are a complete protein making them a must for this list. Eggs are so versatile, you can add them to your smoothie, add to your breakfast, lunch or dinner, and when boiled is a perfect portable snack!

5. Sweet Potato

Sweet Potato Fries
Sweet potato | protein-rich food

One of the highest sources of carbohydrates that is not going to spike your blood sugars but also high in protein. Another ingredient you can turn into any meal. Toast for breakfast, muffins for a snack, roasted in salads, stuffed, mashed or fried into chips! Check out this recipe.

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written by:

Katie Fowler

Katie is a yoga loving writer from Sydney's northern beaches. With a flair for healthy baking you can find her scouring Instagram for the latest take on raw brownies and trolling Pinterest for interior design inspiration!