12 Best High-Protein, Low-Calorie Foods


1. Chicken Breast

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Serving size: 4 ounces (112 grams)
Calories: 120
Protein: 26 grams

Packed with lean protein, “Chicken breast is one of the best high-protein, low-calorie foods,” says Kelsey Kunik, RDN, a registered dietitian at Graciously Nourished. Whether grilled, baked, or sautéed, chicken breast provides a protein-rich foundation for meals without adding a ton of calories.


2. Non-fat Greek Yogurt

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Serving size: 100 grams
Calories: 60
Protein: 10 grams

This rich and creamy breakfast option pairs well with fruits and granola or on its own. Sarah Schlichter, MPH, RDN, a registered dietitian at Bucket List Tummy, tells Eat This, Not That!, “Low-fat Greek yogurt offers the same amount of protein as high fat, with less fat. Greek yogurt has much more protein than traditional yogurt and boasts helpful gut-friendly probiotics. Use it as a smoothie base, or add to yogurt bowls, oatmeal, dips, and more.”