Top 5 Lean Protein Foods to Stay in Shape During Lockdown

1. Skinless, White-Meat Chicken

  
Skip the dark meat cuts such as drumsticks or thighs and instead focus on the leanest meat. This includes the breasts, breast tenderloins (tenders) and wings.   
The skin cam be removed during or after cooking, as the fat savings will remain the same. However, leaving the skin intact during cooking will ensure the meat cooked is moister.  


2. Skinless, White-Meat Turkey  

Although we all may mainly associate Turkey with the excesses of Christmas Dinner, on its own its actually surprisingly healthy. A 3.5-ounce serving provides about 113 calories, 23 grams of protein, and 1.5 grams of fat (0 grams saturated). Turkey mince can be used in soups, chilli’s or made into burgers and meatballs. 

 3. Lean Beef 

 Lean cuts of beef are those with less than 10 grams of total fat and 4.5 grams or less of saturated fat per 3.5-ounce (100-gram) cooked serving. Great examples include sirloin and tenderloin steak.  

 

4. Pork Loin

Lean cuts of pork include pork tenderloin, pork (loin) chops and pork top loin or sirloin roasts. Before cooking, trim off any fat around the edges and use low-fat cooking methods, such as grilling. These techniques will help to save on fat and calories.  

 

5. Egg Whites

Whole eggs can be eaten as part of a “heart-healthy” diet, but if you are looking for something a little lighter, just use the egg whites.  There are only 16 calories in a large egg white, less than a fourth of the calories in the whole egg! Why not try an egg white omelette with some spinach and onions, for a healthy start to the day?