Protein rich foods provide many important nutrients. Choose a variety including seafood, lean meats and poultry, eggs, legumes (beans and peas), nuts, seeds, soy products, and low/non-fat dairy products.
Prepare protein rich foods with little added salt and saturated fat (butter, cheese); experiment with new herbs and spices.
Good sources of lean protein:
Fish and shellfish Beans Eggs (in moderation) Nut butters Lean meat and poultry Low and non-fat dairy products Poultry without skin
HNRCA nutrition research:
Learn about the effects of protein on muscle loss here.