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12 Vegetarian Foods That Are Actually Packed With Protein

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1. Peanuts

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1 cup has more protein than a cup of diced chicken.

Try it in: peanut carrot soup, trail mix, or a classic PB&J.

2. Cottage Cheese

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1 cup has more protein than a 1-oz smoked salmon fillet.

Try it in: a radish salad, on some toast, or as a terrine.

3. Adzuki

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1 cup has more protein than a 1-lb pork loin.

Try it in: red beans and rice, sweet potato, and red bean buns, or a tofu salad.

4. Hummus

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1 cup has more protein than 100 grams of sliced ham.

Try it: with cucumbers, crackers, pita bread, or on a sandwich.

5. Pumpkin Seeds

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1 cup has more protein than a cup of ground beef.

Try it in: pumpkin soup, baked into pumpkin seed bread, or in your granola.

6. Seitan

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100 grams has more protein than a 1/2 lb. ribeye steak.

Try it in: risotto, fried nuggets, or a burger.

7. Pinto Beans

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1 cup has more protein than a 3-oz pork chop.

Try it in: refried beans, Mexican bean salad, or a bowl of chili.

8. Greek Yogurt

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1 cup has more protein than a dozen oysters.

Try it: in tzatziki, a parfait, or with dolma.

9. Hemp Seeds

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1 cup has more protein than a 3-oz lamb shank.

Try it: with baked eggplant, in asparagus salad, or in hemp seed bread.

10. Edamame

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1 cup has more protein than a cup of raw clams.

Try it: in tabbouleh, succotash, or on its own.

11. Parmesan Cheese

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1 cup has more protein than a cup of lobster meat.

Try it on: pesto pasta, a cheese plate, or a salad wedge.

12. Lentils

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1 cup has more protein than nine large shrimp.

Try it in: lentil soup, quinoa salad, or a wrap.

All data collected from USDA.

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