Protein is needed for the growth and repair of body tissue and in forming muscles, skin and hair. It is found in both animal and plant foods, although some plant foods are not complete proteins and don’t contain all essential amino acids, so a variety of plant proteins is needed. Protein is also important in appetite control, making us feel satisfied for longer. Aim to include some protein in each meal and snack during the day.
Meat, chicken and fish all provide high amounts of protein — around 22—36g per 150g serve.
15g protein per 250ml serve
A delicious way to add protein. Enjoy as a drink on its own, or add it to breakfast or a smoothie. Fifty per cent more protein than trim milk.
13.3g protein per 100g serve
Tofu is a complete protein that’s great for everyone, vegetarian or not.
11.2g protein per 2 slices
Around 4g more protein per 2 slices than other grainy breads.
7.3g protein per 30g serve (around 1/3 cup)
A great snack that tastes delicious and is a good source of both protein and fibre.
8g protein per 1/4 cup serve
These can be added to just about anything!