The 11 best protein foods besides chicken

Shrimp are convenient and nutritious–it takes about 10 minutes to get from frozen shrimp to a delicious meal. And with less than 1 gram of saturated fat, 60 calories per 3 ounces, and lots of important vitamins and minerals like vitamin B12, vitamin D, and selenium, this source of protein is undeniably versatile. For a quick dinner, thaw frozen shrimp under cold running water, then saute it in olive oil with garlic, halved grape tomatoes, and fresh basil.

Then toss it with whole wheat pasta and top it with parmesan cheese for a hearty post-workout dinner that’s ready in 15 minutes. Want something even faster? Microwave thawed shrimp with olive oil and chopped garlic for 4 minutes on high.

Serve with a bag of steam-in-the-bag snow peas and microwave brown rice.

Grams of protein: 12g per 3 oz

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