Eggs are the poster child for protein – you need only look at a CrossFitters diet, where it’s not uncommon for women like Julia Foucher to eat four eggs a day!
And the reputation is well-earned: A single hard-boiled egg packs 6g of protein, all in a convenient, portable package.
What the little white orbs don’t deserve is a monopoly on your protein intake – there are other equally delicious ways to load up on the muscle-building nutrient. In fact, these five veggie foods all have more protein than an egg!
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Just 55g of this snack houses 15g of protein, along with a sizable dose of fibre and potassium. It’s the perfect ingredient to include in a homemade trail mix.
When it comes to protein, plain non-fat Greek yoghurt knocks it out of the park: Those little plastic cups contain 17g of protein for only 420kJ.
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Fish aren’t the only ocean fare packed with protein: Just two tablespoons of this dried superfood contain an amazing 8g of protein – all for just 170kJ.
Hint: Try sprinkling spirulina over a salad or use it to season roasted vegetables.
Just 30g of Gruyère – a deliciously rich variety of Swiss cheese – has more than 8g of protein. Just watch your portions, though: While a 30g serving contains 500kJ or so, it can be easy to consume several portions if you aren’t careful.
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Dried pumpkin seeds
Pumpkin seeds may be best known for their magnesium, but they’re also a rich source of protein: 10g in every 55.
Looking for more ways to up your protein? Make these easy protein balls (they make a delicious snack).
This article was originally published on www.womenshealthsa.co.za
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