Top 20 Highest Protein Foods You Can Eat Everyday


High protein diets are often seen as a fad, or hard to maintain if you are a vegetarian, but this list of the 20 most high protein foods are packed with healthy, plant based options.





When embarking on a new diet, or simply a health kick, we all know we should steer away from carbohydrates, but many people worry they will not be able to fill themselves up on veggies alone. These great healthy a foods are so rich in protein, you won't have to worry about feeling hungry between meals.





1. Organic edamame beans

Protein per 1 cup serving - 18g

Edamame beans have a huge load of protein per cup compared to other green veggies. Make sure to pick organic edamame as non-organic are usually heavily sprayed with pesticides.

2. Organic Tempeh
Protein per 3oz serving - 16g

One of the best meat alternatives, tempeh is made by fermenting cooked soybeans and then shaping them into a dense cake similar to tofu, but with much more protein per serving

3. Organic tofu
Protein per 3oz serving - 8-15g

The classic meat alternative. Can be used to bulk up meals like scrambled eggs and stir frys. Still a great amount of protein per serving for a non-meat ingredient.

4. Lentils
Protein per 1/2 cup serving - 9.g

Low in calories, but high in fiber, they can be used to mimic meat in items such as burgers or great on their own as a side dish. Have been shown to lower cholesterol and reduce heart disease.

5. Black beans
Protein per 1/2 cup serving - 7.6g

A great source of phytonutrients, they are also packed with vitamins, fiber, and potassium. Great for your metabolism.

6. Lima beans
Protein per 1/2 cup serving - 7.3g

A filling alternative to other beans, Lima beans also contain leucine, which is thought to be beneficial to healthy muscle synthesis in older people.

7. Peanuts/peanut butter
Protein per 1/4 cup serving (or 2 tbsp of peanut butter) - 7g

Peanuts are a great handy snack for when your energy levels are failing. Much healthier than a chocolate bar, and will keep you fuller for much longer. Peanut butter is delicious on its own or eaten with fruit, like bananas or apples.

8. Wild rice
Protein per 1 cup serving - 6.5g


Wild rice is a much better alternative to white or wholemeal rice, it will fill you up longer and is great in stews for the colder weather. Has a richer, nuttier taste than other rice.

9. Chickpeas
Protein per 1/2 cup serving - 6g


Chickpeas are a great addition to stews and casseroles to bulk them up, and who can forget about the chickpeas claim to fame - hummous. Served with bread or sliced veggies it's a classic snack.

10. Almonds
Protein per 1/4 cup serving - 6g

Almonds are a delicious tasting nut, and packed full of vitamin E, they are great for your skin and hair, too. They contain 61% of your RDA of magnesium, and can help curb sugar cravings.

11. Chia seeds
Protein per serving of 2 tbsp - 6g

One of the most protein-packed seeds you can find, they are a great source of omega 3 fatty acids. Really easily added milk to create a delicious chia smoothie.

12. Steel-cut oatmeal
Protein per 1/4 cup serving - 5g

Steel-cut oatmeal have a much lower glycemic index than rolled oats, which is better for your metabolism and blood sugar levels. Great for a boost in the morning, or can be added to soup if you're feeling adventurous.

13. Cashews
Protein per 1/4 serving - 5g

Cashews have 20% of your RDA of magnesium, and are a really easy  delicious snack for between meals.

14. Pumpkin seeds
Protein per 1/4 cup serving - 5g

High in zinc, plant-based omega 3's and magnesium, pumpkin seeds are also really easy to incorporate into your diet. Sprinkle on top of any salad or baked oven dish for a protein boost.

15. Organic potatoes
Protein per 1 medium sized potato - 4g

Touted as an unhealthy carb, potatoes actually do contain a good source of protein, as well around 20% of your RDA of potassium. Really versatile and delicious to eat, too.

16. Spinach
Protein per 1/2 cup - 3g

3 grams might not sound like a lot of protein, but for a leafy veg it certainly is. Choose spinach over lettuce whenever you can in salads.

17. Organically-grown corn
Protein per 1/2 cup serving - 2.5g

Like potatoes, corn is often seen as been too carby and starchy to have any health benefits, but it can be a great addition to a protein rich meal, served with legumes and other protein rich veggies.

18. Avocado
Protein per 1/2 avocado - 2g


It beats other vegetables with its protein content, ans is very high in monounsaturated fats, which is what makes the avocado special.

19. Broccoli
Protein per 1/2 cup serving - 2g

A great source of fiber, and high in protein for a vegetable. Also has cancer fighting properties. Is a great addition to any salad.

20. Brussels sprouts
Protein per 1/2 cup serving - 2g

A Christmas favourite, but due to their good protein content, they should be eaten all year-round. They also have very high levels of vitamin K and potassium.

With this helpful list of super-protein foods, you can start to pack your diet with protein without the need for unhealthy carbs and fats.






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