Top 5 Lean Protein Foods to Stay in Shape During Lockdown
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.
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.
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.
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?