12 Vegetables That Have More Protein Than Eggs

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Surprisingly, spinach packs a protein punch with about 5 grams per cup. Incorporate it into salads, smoothies, or sautéed dishes for a protein boost.

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These mini-cabbages contain nearly 4 grams of protein per cup when cooked. Roast them with olive oil and seasonings for a tasty side dish.

Brussels Sprouts

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With around 2.5 grams of protein per cup, broccoli is not only nutritious but also a decent protein source. Enjoy it steamed, roasted, or added to stir-fries.

Broccoli

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 A cup of peas provides approximately 8 grams of protein. Add them to soups, salads, or enjoy them as a side dish.

Peas

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This leafy green vegetable offers about 3 grams of protein per cup. Use it as a base for salads or blend it into smoothies.

Kale

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Surprisingly, artichokes contain about 4 grams of protein per medium-sized artichoke. Enjoy them steamed or grilled with a side of dip.

Artichokes

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With roughly 2 grams of protein per cup, cauliflower is a versatile vegetable that can be mashed, roasted, or turned into a pizza crust for a protein-rich meal.

Cauliflower

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Asparagus contains around 2.9 grams of protein per cup. Grill or roast them with olive oil and seasonings for a delicious side dish.

Asparagus

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These fungi offer about 3 grams of protein per cup. Add them to omelets, stir-fries, or enjoy them grilled as a meat alternative.

Mushrooms

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While commonly known as a starchy vegetable, corn also provides about 5 grams of protein per cup. Enjoy it grilled, boiled, or added to salads and soups.

Corn

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Besides being rich in vitamins and minerals, sweet potatoes contain roughly 2 grams of protein per medium-sized potato. Bake or roast them for a nutritious side dish or meal component.

Sweet Potatoes

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Don't discard the greens! Beet greens offer around 3 grams of protein per cup. Sauté them with garlic and olive oil for a nutritious side dish.

Beet Greens

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