Here Are High Protein Ingredients You Can Buy On A Budget

When people think of a healthy diet they instantly think that it can be expensive.

However, that is not the case and the most underrated ingredients are the ones you should be looking out for.

Fasolada Photographer: Adrianna Anastasiades


Beans are cheap and easy to make. They are super high in protein since they contain amino acids; which is what helps build muscle.

You can get tinned beans which are ready to eat and add them to your salad or stews.

Even Heinz baked beans is beneficial and can make a hearty breakfast.


Chickpeas help aid weightloss and are a great source of protein. They also help reduce potential diseases, and are rich in fibre, minerals and vitamins.

Chickpeas are a great replacement for meat and can be purchased as tinned chickpeas, ready to eat or add to your curry dishes.

Oats Photographer: Pixabay /cgdsro


Usually you skip checking out the healthy options in the cereal aisle and opt for the sugary products.

However it is best to check out the healthy aisle, because oats are really cheap and can be used as an ingredient for a variety of things.

Oats are super high in protein, are full of antioxidants and can help maintain your weight.

You can use oats in your smoothie, natural protein shake, as porridge or even for baked goods.


Lentils are legumes that people love or hate, but either way they’re still high in protein.

They’re good for your bones, are a good source of iron and fibre.

You can add lentils to your curry, stew or even in your salad. You can also make rice dishes with lentils.

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