6. Salmon: 24g Protein (48% DV)
Salmon is often regarded as a healthy food you should be eating a few times a week, not only for its protein content but also because of the omega-3s it contains. If you’re looking for protein and a change from chicken and beef, fish makes an excellent choice. Go with oily fish to get the omega-3s as well.
The omega-3s you’re getting can be considered more important than the protein salmon contains, because there are several ways to get protein and fewer ways to meet your omega-3 needs.
Salmon benefits both the heart and the brain, the two most important organs you have, and both of these benefits are attributed to the omega 3’s it contains.
Tips for eating more: A fillet of salmon makes a great main dish, but don’t be afraid to branch out and try using salmon in different ways. You can make salmon cakes or salmon patties, or use it as an appetizer.