Super fat burning foods that are packed with protein.
In the quest for good health and weight loss, we are often told to cut down out carbs.
This can be tricky, as many of the main foods which provide us with the quick energy we need are carbohydrates.
But some simple dietary changes can switch your go-to snacks from carbs to high protein.
Protein is a really important food group, yet lots of feel like we aren’t getting enough of it.
Eggs are one of the foods often cited in terms of being high in protein, but all of these foods beat eggs in the protein stakes.
These fat-burning foods are full of protein, and better still – they are plant based! This means they are super healthy and perfect for burning fat.
1. Almond Butter
Almond butter has 10g of protein per 50g, it is delicious on wholemeal toast or added to a smoothie.
2. Hemp Hearts
These have 16g of protein per 50g. The shelled seeds of the hemp plant are delicious as a snack or added to your morning breakfast bowl.
3. Pumpkin Seeds
These are great for snacking on, and they have 8g of protein for every 50g, one of the highest found in any seeds.
4. Nutritional Yeast
Has a huge amount of 25g of protein per 50g. It is great added to shakes and smoothies to really up your daily protein content.
This sea vegetable is great added to savory dishes like soups and salads, and it has 16g of protein per 50g.
This is a type of algae, and also touted as a ‘superfood’. It has 29g of protein per 50g and is also full of vitamin A, calcium and iron.
This is another algae based food that is known as a ‘miracle food’. It is super high in protein – 28g per every 50g and is high in vitamin K, potassium, magnesium – great for detoxes!
8. Cacao Nibs
Cacao nibs can be bought from most good health food shops, and are a great addition to your kitchen. They have 7g of protein per 50g and are great in sweet treats like peanut butter smoothies or in hot chocolate.
9. Flax Seeds
Flax seeds are great for digestive health, they reduce inflammation and has lots of omega-3. They have 9g of protein for every 50g.
Tahini is the product of roasted and crushed sesame seeds. It is delicious on toasted pitta bread and has 10g of protein in every 50g.