Cheap and high quality protein is right at your supermarket, you just have to know where to look!
Many bodybuilders get so wound up about “taking” their protein shakes, “taking” their protein powders, and “taking” their post workout shakes that they lose sight of the big picture – its just PROTEIN! Just because it comes out of a big tub with a picture of a roided out bodybuilder on the label doesn’t make it magic. Please also read Top 5 Best Protein Powders. I would argue that the less processing the better.
That leads me to one of the most overlooked and under-rated protein sources around: nonfat greek yogurt (USA and Europe) and nonfat Quark (Europe).
Why are these so awesome? First, they are nearly as protein dense as protein powder itself without having to go thru a factory – just old fashioned yogurt making that as been around for ages. This organic greek yogurt available at costco is 71% protein by calories which is nearly as good as the protein powders which are 90%-95% protein. Nonfat greek yogurt not only tastes incredibly creamy and good, its cheap as well! How cheap? Well, lets take the highest end organic product and compare it to my #1 organic protein powder choice on this page: