Get an expert take on choosing clean protein.
Most people believe that meat is protein and protein is meat, but it's just not that simple. Common protein sources like meat, dairy, and eggs actually have no fiber so they can potentially back up your digestion and sometimes even pollute your body with toxins. Instead, wellness expert and author Kathy Freston recommends getting as much protein as possible from beans, grains, and vegetables, all sources of clean protein. Here are Freston's top three clean protein picks, ranked based on their accessibility, flavor, and versatility.
Veggie sausage is Freston's top clean protein pick because it tastes so much like real meat, has 25 grams of protein and only one gram of saturated fat! Bite Club-approved, one veggie sausage also only has about 240 calories, and it's so versatile! Add to sauces, make kabobs, or just eat it plain and enjoy the packed flavor.