Vegetables with the most protein – Fill up on these to increase your intake of the essential nutrient. Vegetables aren’t typically known for being a great source of protein, but there are some sneaky ones out there that contain a decent amount—so we asked Emily Gilbert, R.D., for the best plant-based ways to get this essential nutrient.
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Something important to keep in mind: “Plant proteins are ‘incomplete’ proteins, meaning they don’t contain all of the essential amino acids,” says Gilbert. To make sure you get the different types of amino acids you need, make sure to combine these veggies with whole grains.
Each half-cup contains three and a half grams of protein. Try them in thiscreamy fresh pea soup with mint.
You’ll find three grams of protein in a half cup of spinach. Get your fill with one of these yummy spinach smoothies.