12 Protein-Packed Products

Whether you're looking to make gains, lose weight, or just eat healthier in general, protein is definitely the right way to go for any of your fitness or health goals. As any gym bro would tell you, protein is crucial to muscle growth and therefore a must-have for anyone who's looking to get buff. If you want to slim or tone down, protein is one of the most satiating foods out there and can make weight loss a lot easier. As an essential macronutrient, protein also helps with growing and building good bones and repairing tissue. So all in all, protein is a pretty big deal right?

Besides loading up on all those delicious traditional meat dishes out there, finding protein sources can get pretty difficult in China. Plus, if you have a full work day ahead of you and/or dietary restrictions, getting your protein intake while juggling the rest of your life gets especially hard. Below we've rounded up 12 products that are loaded with protein and can accommodate a packed schedule or most diets.

On-the-go Nutrition

No more excuses for skipping breakfast! If you've got to dash out of the door in the mornings, make sure these to grab these to go.

NUPO Meal Replacement Diet Shake, 384g

NUPO offers the perfect meal replacement protein shake for all your dieting needs. The only trouble might be picking from one of their many flavours.

Fish Tofu Snacks, 180g

Fish tofu is a staple in Chinese cuisine and also comes in portable snack form for a healthy pick-me-up. These ones come in mild, spicy and barbecue flavor.

NUPO Meal Replacement Protein Bar, 60g

Protein bars are the ultimate healthy snack. Just grab one on your way out and put them in your bag for a great energy boost and a dose of protein.

Vitasoy Soy Milk, 250ml

Soy milk contains the same amount of protein as cow's milk, but with fewer calories- an all round winner! Throw one of these small cartons in your bag for a protein-packed refreshment.

Dried Green Peas, 500g

Green peas are one of the best vegetarian sources of protein. These dried peas are a perfect on-the-go snack, suitable for veggies and meat eaters alike. There's a flavor for everyone: from garlic to crab.

Chia Seeds, 340g

Chia seeds are small but mighty, they're known as a 'superfood' as they contain: protein, fibre, omega-3, vitamins and antioxidants. They can be consumed on their own with water, added to your fave smoothie or even a protein shake!

Vegan-Friendly Proteins

Being vegan can be pretty tough at times in China, so here are some store cupboard essentials to make your life easier.

Progresso Canned Black Beans, 538g

Beans are one of the best meat-free protein (and fiber!) options out there and can easily be added to any lunch or dinner to go.

Skippy Peanut Butter, 510g

Peanut butter is a protein powerhouse that also comes with plenty of good fats that are good for heart health.

Lentils, 500g

Lentils are another plant-based product that are rich in protein and other nutrients. They can also easily be cooked in under half an hour, so they're perfect for a quick meal.

Pure Protein Sources

You can easily add any of these products below to maximize your protein intake!

MyProtein Impact Whey Protein, 2270g

This is definitely one of the best and most convenient ways to load up on protein. Turn it into a quick post-workout shake when you don't have time to eat a meal, or add it to your smoothies.

Canned Tuna, 185g

Tuna is one of the leanest fish out there, and is practically purely protein. Plus, it's cheap and lasts a long time so makes a great protein source to stock up on.

Ketologie Vanilla Keto Protein Shake, 1080g

Going keto in China has never been so easy or convenient.