We’re all aware of the fact that most meats contain relatively high amounts of protein in them. What about those of us who aren’t the biggest fans of consuming meat? Or those of us who are just trying to pack as much protein as we can into our diet?
Well, there’s an easy solution! Veggies! There’s a plethora of vegetables that contain a relatively high amount of protein per serving. We’re going to dive into 5 that you can begin incorporating into your diet immediately.
Let’s get right to it!
Lima Beans — 11.6 Grams of Protein per Cup
Ahh, yes. Everyone’s favorite, the Lima Bean. I know for many of us the Lima Bean was the bane of our existence when we were children. Now into adulthood I’ve come to enjoy this often misunderstood bean. These guys pack a protein punch to coming in at 11.6 grams of protein per cup.
Green Peas — 7.9 Grams of Protein per Cup
“Finish your peas!” This is a statement that can be heard across dinner tables everywhere — for ample reason to. These protein powerhouses contain a whopping 7.9 Grams of protein per cup. Make sure to grab an extra scoop of these next time you’re around the dinner table.
Edamame — 17 Grams of Protein per Cup
This staple of the oriental dining experience in America is supercharged with protein! At a staggering 17 Grams of Protein per Cup these guys should be your go-to when you’re looking to add that extra kick of protein to your diet after a tough workout. (Go light on the salt though.)
Spinach — 5.3 Grams of Protein per Cup
All of the old Popeye cartoons are starting to make a lot more sense now. This protein-packed leaf is a must add to your diet given the ease of cooking it as well as its ability to be eaten raw on wraps, sandwiches, and in salads. At a solid 5.3 Grams of Protein per Cup this is a solid choice for any meal.
Corn — 16 Grams of Protein per Cup
Last, but certainly not least, good ole reliable corn. Corn has been a staple of the American diet for hundreds of years now, and for good reason. Our only non-green vegetable on the list packs a punch with 16 Grams of Protein per Cup. Don’t forget to reach for ole reliable next time you need a quick protein punch.
These are just a few of many delicious and healthy vegetables that you can begin incorporating into your diet to add that extra punch of protein. We're all about living an organic lifestyle. So, we recommend choosing organic when buying your vegetables. You'll feel better, and the environment will too.
If you’re looking to get that extra punch between meals you can check out our USDA certified organic Vegan Vanilla Protein Powder to add those extra grams of protein throughout the day.