10 Best High-Protein, Low-Fat Foods You Can Eat

Edamame

a registered dietitian and sports dietitian with Garage Gym Reviews, tells Eat This, Not That!, "Edamame is one of the rare sources of plant protein that is a complete protein source.

Beef Jerky

"Beef jerky is made by removing most of the fat content from the beef during the drying process, making it a convenient protein-rich snack with relatively low-fat content," explains Gianna Masi, CPT, RDN, a certified personal trainer and registered dietitian with Barbend. Look for beef jerky products low in fat and sodium when possible.

Lentils

Lentils are a plant-based protein powerhouse high in fiber, iron, and folate. "Lentils are in the same category as beans, which means they're a starchy vegetable and a carb source," says Moody.

Turkey Jerky

Turkey jerky is lower in fat than beef jerky but still provides a savory and satisfying snack to help keep you full between meals.

Shrimp

Shrimp is a low-fat protein source rich in omega-3 fatty acids and selenium, which are crucial for heart health and immune function.

Top Sirloin

Top sirloin offers a decent amount of protein while being leaner compared to some other cuts, making it a suitable choice for those seeking a balance between flavor and lower fat content," states Masi.

Pork Tenderloin

Pork tenderloin is another lean meat option that delivers an array of vitamins and minerals like thiamine, niacin, and selenium.

Cod

Cod is a mild-flavored fish that's low in fat, high in protein, and contains a good amount of omega-3 fatty acids to support heart and brain health.

Tilapia

Tilapia is another lean fish option high in protein and low in calories. "Due to tilapia's mild flavor, it absorbs seasonings well, so you can make it fit nearly any flavor profile," says Moody.

Flounder

Flounder is a lean fish with a mild flavor. It's low in fat, making it a good choice for those looking to maintain a healthy diet without compromising on taste," says Masi.

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