Eating high-protein might sound like a gym bro diet, but after a few years of eating protein-forward, I can promise you that I’ve never felt more in tune with my hunger, more in control of my dietary choices, and more confident in my body. Strength training also has a part to play in why I’ve never felt better, and you can join me doing my signature strength workouts in any of my gym-based guides.

The key to eating high-protein, as with any goal, is to plan ahead. Stocking your fridge and pantry with high quality, nutrient dense, and protein-forward meals will undoubtedly make it easier for you to get your protein in.

Sharing my high-protein, whole-food diet grocery staples below!


  • Grass-fed Organic Ground Beef (I always prep this for the week with Siete Taco Seasoning, and it’s my go-to protein source when I’m starving or don’t feel like making a full meal).
  • Organic Ground Turkey, which is great to have on hand for so many of my recipes
  • Organic Spicy Italian Chicken Sausages (Whole Foods 365 Brand)
  • Pasture-Raised Eggs
  • Wild-Caught Cod (I usually get this from Butcher Box)
  • Turkey or Chicken Deli Meat (I love to make sandwiches or eat with crackers and cheese)
  • Protein Powder – I have a high-protein smoothie every single morning, and I also love making this high-protein fro-yo (you must try!). Click here for the blog post on my favorite protein powders + discount codes.

My Favorite Protein Powders

Read more here and shop my favorites:

high-protein smoothie


  • Avocado
  • Green Onion or Red Onion
  • Bell Peppers
  • Bananas
  • Ginger Root
  • Jalapeños
  • Lemons & Limes
  • Oranges
  • Honeycrisp Apples
  • Broccolini


  • Meat Sticks – I love Country Archer Provisions Grass-Fed Beef Sticks and Chomps
  • Simple Mills crackers
  • RX Bars (these are my go-to pre-workout snacks)
  • Siete chips (I love the Sea Salt & Vinegar Chips and Lime Tortilla Chips
  • A few recipes that I keep stocked for snack emergencies:


  • Almond Milk
  • Siete Tortillas (I love the Cassava kind)
  • Kite Hill Dairy-Free Sour Cream
  • Cheese (I usually get cheddar-style goat cheese)
  • Frozen fruit (for smoothies)
  • Hummus


  • Siete Taco Seasoning
  • Organic Basmati Rice
  • Spindrift
  • Santa Cruz Peanut Butter (always look for no added oils or sugar)
  • Pistachios, Cashews, Pecans or Walnuts
  • Gluten-Free Pretzels

Shop My Go-To Snacks And Staples:

high-protein grocery haul

Looking for more high-protein meal ideas?

Check out the High-Protein tab on my site – tons of meal and snack recipes.

Check out my High-Protein Smoothies tab on my site, all packed with nutrients and 30+ grams of protein.

high-protein diet and sugar detox

For more information on how to hit your protein goals:

High-Protein Breakfast Ideas

Why You Should Be Front Loading Your Protein Intake

How I Eat 100+ Grams Of Protein Daily

5 High-Protein Meals To Have This Week

Are You Getting Enough Protein? 3 Ways To Eat More Every Day

Welcome! I’m Rachael.

I enjoy sharing my love for food and fitness. I'm a registered dietitian, certified personal trainer, and a New York Times Bestselling author. Here you'll find all kinds of recipes and kitchen hacks, as well as workouts and fitness motivation. Enjoy! — xx Rachael

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