9 Best Plant Sources of Protein


Advertisement

Since whole foods are packed with protein, you have millions of great options to choose from when it comes to balanced diet with the right percentage of protein. Here are some plants loaded with these basic building blocks of life to get you started.

Asparagus

Grilled asparagus with a balsamic vinegar drizzle is enough to make your mouth water. 8 spears of this vegetable has 3.10 grams of protein that is pretty potent for such a slender fellow.

Cauliflower

Most of you may not be a big fan of cauliflower. You may even think how healthy can an off white vegetable be? But once you start learning about the health benefits of cauliflower and all its cruciferous plant family members, you will give this veggie its due respect. One cup cooked equals 2.30 grams of protein and a truckload of nutrients to reduce the risk for cancer and cardiovascular disease.

Peanuts

Every child grown up in America has probably had a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, but it is doubtful whether you knew how healthy this favorite snack really is. One ounce which is approximately 29 peanuts dry roasted without salt equals 6.72 grams of protein.

Advertisement