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    11 High-Protein Grains For Anyone Trying To Eat A Bit Healthier (Or Eat Less Meat)

    Packing in the protein is easier than you think.

    Meat isn't the *only* way to get your daily serving of protein. To help you hit your protein goals, here are 11 grains with high protein content — including farro, buckwheat, spelt, and oats — plus cooking instructions and easy and delicious recipes ideas for each.

    1. FARRO (6 grams of protein per cup)

    Wooden bowl of farro

    How to Cook Farro

    Bowl of farro

    Farro & Lentil Salad

    Farro & Lentil

    Maple Cinnamon Breakfast Farro

    Maple cinnamon breakfast farro

    Farro Risotto with Mushrooms and Peas

    Farro risotto with mushrooms and peas

    2. KAMUT (9.8 grams of protein per cup)

    Closeup of Kamut

    Spicy Kamut and Chickpea Stew

    Spicy Kamut and Chickpea Stew

    One Skillet Creamy Chicken and Kamut Casserole

    One Skillet Creamy Chicken and Kamut Casserole

    3. TEFF (9.8 grams of protein per cup)

    Teff

    Oat Teff Pancakes

    Oat Teff Pancakes

    Fermented Spicy Teff Porridge

    Fermented Spicy Teff Porridge

    4. WHOLE WHEAT PASTA (7 grams of protein per cup)

    Full frame shot of whole wheat rotini pasta

    Whole Wheat Roasted Veggie Lasagna

    Whole Wheat Roasted Veggie Lasagna

    Garlicky Whole-Wheat Pasta With Fried Hazelnuts

    Garlicky Whole-Wheat Pasta with Fried Hazelnuts

    5. WILD RICE (6.5 grams of protein per cup)

    Wild rice

    Kale and Wild Rice Salad

    Kale and wild rice salad

    Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice

    Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice

    Wild Rice With Sausage and Mushrooms

    Wild Rice with Sausage and Mushrooms

    6. MILLET (6.1 grams of protein per cup)

    Millet in a spoon above bowl

    Creamy Millet Porridge

    Creamy Millet Porridge

    Spiced Millet Chickpea Burgers With Preserved Lemon Yoghurt

    Spiced Millet Chickpea Burgers with Preserved Lemon Yoghurt

    7. ROLLED OATS (5.9 grams of protein per cup)

    Rolled oats, oat flakes in bowl on wooden table.

    Chocolate Chunk Oatmeal Bars

    Chocolate Chunk Oatmeal Bars

    Savory Oatmeal With Eggs

    Savory oatmeal with eggs and avocado

    Muesli

    Muesli in a jar on left, in a bowl on right.

    8. CORNMEAL/GRITS (4.4 grams of protein per cup)

    Corn grits in wooden dish with wooden spoon on the wooden rustic table

    Jalapeño Cornbread Muffins

    Jalapeño Cornbread Muffins

    Shrimp and Grits

    Shrimp and grits

    Arepas de Queso (Cheese Arepas)

    Arepas de Queso (Cheese Arepas)

    9. BUCKWHEAT (5.7 grams of protein per cup)

    Raw dry buckwheat grain in and around a bowl

    Buckwheat Stir-Fry With Kale, Peppers & Artichokes

    Buckwheat Stir Fry with Kale, Peppers & Artichokes

    Banana Bread Pancakes With Grilled Maple Rum Bananas

    Banana Bread Pancakes With Grilled Maple Rum Bananas

    Kuttu Ki Khichdi (Buckwheat Khichdi)

    Kuttu ki khichdi (Buckwheat khichdi)

    Soba Noodle Salad 蕎麦サラダ

    Soba noodle salad

    10. SPELT (10.7 grams of protein per cup)

    Spelt Salad With Navy Beans, Cherry Tomatoes, and Cucumber

    Spelt salad with navy beans, cherry tomatoes and cucumber

    Fluffy Vegan Spelt Rolls

    Fluffy Vegan Spelt Rolls

    11. QUINOA (8.1 grams of protein per cup)

    Jar of quinoa

    Breakfast Quinoa

    Breakfast Quinoa

    Tofu Bowl With Quinoa

    Tofu bowl

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