Protein shakes vs meats Watch
Meats appear to be far more expensive than protein shakes, for example £2.88 for 28g of protein in ham compared to £0.62 for 28g of protein in a protein shake.
Can protein shakes be substituted entirely for meat or not? And how important is meeting the 123g/day value given by IIFYM?
Also any other particularly good foods for protein intake? Main problem is I have to avoid milk-based foods as much as I can due to it giving me rediculous amounts of acne.
Shakes are perfectly good as a supplement but you shouldn't have to rely on them. Meat, things like lentils which are dirt cheap, a 100g amount of pasta has about 10-15g of protein if memory serves. A tin of tuna is cheap and contains 20-25g of protein - don't have them too often due to mercury levels 3-4 a week is enough.
Re-fried beans are good aswell - low calorie, decent in fibre and protein.
So yeah, if your using something like MyFitnessPal you'll see how even non protein rich foods add up quickly.
Chicken and turkey are generally the cheapest meats protein wise. Fish can be good too.
I usually just scavenge the reduced section of the coop by work at like 4pm and get some cheap meat or fish.