Protein Sources, for hard training folk

A client asked me to provide some simple sources of protein to keep recovery and progress on track so here you have it.

A quick list of some easily available protein sources:


  • Tuna flaked/steak
  • Eggs scrambled/boiled/poached/fried/omelette/raw (If you’re into Rocky style food)
  • Cod/Haddock/Plaice/ fillet
  • Jerky/BiltongĀ (best to get from a proper South African shop)
  • Salmon fillets
  • Smoked salmon
  • Spicy deli counter Polish/Hungarian salami
  • Chicken drumsticks/breasts/thigh
  • Prawns
  • Home made spicy meatballs
  • Tinned mackerel
  • Steak
  • Pork chops
  • Lamb shank/chops
  • Tinned pilchards
  • Protein shake


Yes, protein is sometimes a little more time consuming to prepare/obtain BUT you have to ask yourself would you rather spend a little extra effort gathering your food and preparing it or would you rather have quick gratification from something easy and sweet and stay soft and soggy?

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