The 15 Cheapest Sources of Protein


When people want to build muscle, they know they should eat a lot of protein, so usually you’ll see gigantic piles of chicken in their freezers. While a serving of chicken breast has about 28 grams of protein, it isn’t your only option when it comes to meeting your protein norms, and the price can add up over time, ballooning to a number you’ll wish you never paid for meat.

So, we consulted some experts and here’s the ultimate list of cheap, but protein-effective groceries.

1. Spinach

Spinach has been famous for making you stronger since the days of Popeye, and with good reason – there are about six grams of protein in a cup of canned spinach, and you can sauté it with olive oil, sea salt and peppers. A 13.5oz can of spinach costs only $1.02, so your wallet will barely feel a thing!

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