Lose weight faster; top 6 high protein vegetables

Learn how to make homemade hummus here (click pic).
Learn how to make homemade hummus here (click pic).

Did you know that you don’t have to eat meat to get protein into your diet? There are a number of vegetables that contain a tremendous amount of protein that will keep you feeling fuller longer enabling you to lose weight faster. Also, choosing vegetables over meat is a healthier overall, reducing the risk of heart disease, diabetes and even some cancers.

Here are the top 6 high protein vegetables.

  1. Chickpeas contain 8 grams of protein per serving and they are delicious. Adding them to a salad, blending them into a hummus and baking them in the oven with a little buffalo sauce is a healthy way to get your protein in for the day.
  2. Broccoli can be added to nearly everything from pizza, pasta and rice dishes. Not only does it contain 3 grams of protein per cup, it also is a great source of fiber. Try roasting broccoli in the oven with a little garlic and extra virgin olive oil, sprinkle with fresh parmesan cheese when you take it out of the over, so good.
  3. Peas offer 8 grams of protein per serving and are another example of a vegetable that’s easy to add to most meals. Buy frozen organic peas, they’re convenient and a healthier option.
  4. Spinach contains 13 grams of protein per serving and will keep you full for hours. Spinach is a vegetable that you can eat in salads, bake into casseroles, boil, cream, steam or add to soups. There’s a reason why Pop-Eye ate all that spinach.
  5. Potatoes are a favorite but most don’t realize how much protein spuds contain. A medium sized potato contains 5 grams of protein and because they’re normally not eaten alone, adding them to a stew or topping with a little cheese will only increase their value.
  6. Corn, whether frozen or on the cob contains 5 grams of protein per cup. Another benefit of this vegetable is fiber, so adding this food to any meal is not only a healthy choice but will make your family happy.

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