Finding high quality sources of protein does not have to be expensive. We all need at least .89 grams of protein per pound of lean muscle mass. If you are 150 pounds of lean muscle you need to eat 133 grams of protein per day. More protein may be needed if you’re an athlete or a bodybuilder training every day. For people on a budget; however, getting enough can be expensive if you don’t know the top sources of cheap protein.

Recommended Protein Drink – Primal Fuel

Top 5 Affordable Sources of Protein

1- Whole eggs are first on my list. With 7 to 8 grams of protein per egg you can get 25 to 30 grams for less than a $1.50.

2- Cans of tuna. I have bought cans of tuna on sale for $1. That’s 25 grams for about a buck.

3- Ground chop meat, chicken breast and pork chops. You can buy lean cuts of red meat and poultry for under $2.50 per pound. Six ounces of meat will have about 35 grams of protein for about a dollar.

4- Greek yogurt. Greek yogurt is concentrated with more milk protein than regular yogurt. Six ounces has about 15 grams of protein for around $1.69 per serving.

5- Frozen edaname. You can buy a big bag for about $3.00. One cup of edaname has about 17 grams of protein.

The list above indicates that if you take the time and buy whole natural sources of protein and prepare them yourself you can get enough high quality protein for just a few dollars per day.

If you want to spend a little more money I recommend you buy organic whenever possible. Organic eggs and meats are always more healthy than the mass-produced commercially fed sources of protein. Take your time and shop around for an affordable place to buy all your organic foods from.

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