#8. Cottage Cheese
Cottage cheese is rich in casein protein which is a kind of slow-digesting protein good for muscle maintenance. In addition to it, cottage cheese also has calcium, vitamin B12 and other important nutrients and is good for people who go long periods without eating.
Almonds are full of proteins. In fact just 1/4 cup of almonds contain 8 gram of protein. They are also good sources of monosaturated fats (good for your heart) as well as magnesium which boosts metabolism and protein synthesis.
If you want to get big and stay lean, opt for chickpeas in your diet by replacing some of the rice and grains. In fact, they should become your carbs of choice. Chickpeas contain 45 grams of carbs and 12 grams of fiber per one cup.