Lean Meats: Lean meats, such as chicken and turkey, are great sources of protein. They’re naturally low in fat, too, so they’re healthy enough for children.
Fish: Salmon and other fish are also high in protein and provide other healthy nutrients, including omega-3 fatty acids. Just avoid fish such as shark and swordfish that can be very high in mercury.
Nuts: Nuts are high in protein, and nut milks provide plenty of daily protein without the side effects of soy or dairy milk. Just watch the sugar content in some store-bought nut products.
Whole Grains: Did you know that some healthy grains are actually high in protein? Quinoa, buckwheat, and chia seeds are protein-rich and provide energizing, healthy carbohydrates.
Whey Protein: Whey protein powders are natural supplements that can provide healthy doses of protein for growth and good body function in kids. Shop for products that are made from natural whey and are free of allergens such as soy and yeast.