List of High Protein Foods - Fast Foods

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List of High Protein Foods for fast foods as classified by the US FDA.

Protein is essential for your body to build, repair, and maintaining muscle. Therefore, protein provides many benefits for people who wish to increase their lean muscle mass or burn fat.

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) classifies a food as "High Protein" if it contains greater than 10 grams of protein per serving.

Therefore, the following high protein foods from the fast foods category each contain greater than 10 grams of protein per serving. Additionally, each food in this high protein foods list meets two additional criterea:

  1. The food derives greater than 20% of its calories from protein, and
  2. The calories from fat are less than 25% of total calories.

The nutritional information comes from the USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 19.

Additionally, the FDA classifies a food as "low fat" if there are less than 3 grams of fat per serving. In the chart of high protein foods below, we denote "low fat" foods below by an asterisk (*).



List of High Protein Foods
Serving Size Calories Protein Grams % of Calories From Protein Fat Grams % of Calories From Fat Low Fat
Fast foods, salad, vegetable, tossed, without dressing, with chicken
1.5 cup 105 17.4 71% 2.2 18% *
Fast foods, salad, vegetable, tossed, without dressing, with shrimp
1.5 cup 106 14.5 58% 2.5 21% *
WENDY'S, Ultimate Chicken Grill Sandwich
100 grams 179 14.7 35% 5.0 25%  
4 oz 203 16.7 35% 5.7 25%  
1 item 403 33.1 35% 11.3 25%  
McDONALD'S, Premium Grilled Chicken Classic Sandwich
100 grams 183 14.2 33% 4.3 21%  
4 oz 208 16.1 33% 4.9 21%  
1 item, 8 oz 420 32.5 33% 9.8 21%  
McDONALD'S, Premium Grilled Chicken Ranch BLT Sandwich
100 grams 204 16.7 35% 5.4 23%  
4 oz 231 18.9 35% 6.1 23%  
1 item, 8.5 oz 494 40.5 35% 13.1 23%  


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