The 7 Healthiest High-Protein Vegetables

By Akash G

If you're used to getting most of your protein from animal sources, you may be wondering what plants can substitute beef, poultry, and other meats.

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High-Protein Vegetables to Add to Your Diet

1. Black beans

Beans are a fantastic source of energy since the fibre they contain helps slow the digestion of their carbohydrate sources.

2. Lentils

Lentils, much like beans, are a great source of fibre and protein. Lentils are a good source of protein (24 gram per serving) and fibre (10 gram per serving).

3. Chickpeas

There are 12 grams of protein in a cup of chickpeas. You can eat them as hummus, but you can also eat them whole, in salads, stews, and even pasta.

4. Peas

Each serving of peas provides eight grams of protein. For this reason, several protein supplements now include the vegetable.

5. Black-eyed peas

Actually, black-eyed peas are beans rather than peas. Black-eyed peas, which only take about half a cup to cook, include 20 grammes of protein.

6. Corn

Corn contains protein. Corn offers 5g of protein per cup. It may not have as much protein as other items on our list, but it adds up—especially when mixed with other veggies.

7. Tofu

Tofu is a popular soy-based food. Because of how they're cooked, they're a more efficient source of protein than some plant foods.