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10 Protein-Packed Vegetables (Slideshow)

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Corn

Whether you prefer kernels in a bowl or munching on corn on the cob, this yellow vegetable is yummy and good for you too. Eating just one cup of corn yields nearly 16 grams of protein!

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Green Peas

Give your tuna casserole an added boost of protein with green peas. One cup provides seven-and-a-half of protein.

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Lentils

Raw lentils are loaded with fiber, folate, vitamin B, and protein. One cup of these legumes has almost 50 grams of protein.

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Chickpeas

One cup of raw, mature seed chickpeas (aka garbanzo beans) has more than 38 grams of protein. Toss chickpeas in your salad or whip up hummus for a snack.


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Lima Beans

Suffering Succotash! A key ingredient in succotash, lima beans are rich in protein. Plus lima beans are good for your heart and your blood sugar. Noshing on a cup of boiled and unsalted large lima beans gives you nearly 15 grams of the good stuff.

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Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Add some protein, taste, and lots of color to dinner with this vegetable. One cup of sun-dried tomatoes has nearly eight grams of protein.


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Portabello Mushrooms

Go gourmet with grilled portobello mushrooms and you’ll reap the benefits of one of the world’s most popular mushrooms. One cup has just under four grams of protein.

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Chard

One cup of chopped, boiled chard without salt provides more than three grams of protein. It’s also a great source of fiber and vitamins A, K, and C.

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Potatoes

Who knew potatoes had so much good-for-you protein? It turns out french fries, mashed potatoes, and twice-baked potatoes are about more than great taste. One cup of diced russet potato with flesh and skin gives you more than three grams of protein.

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Kale

This buzz-worthy vegetable gets raves for being high in iron, calcium, and vitamins A, K, and C but it’s also notable for its protein content. One cup of boiled kale with salt provides almost two-and-a-half grams of protein. New to kale? Try it in a smoothie or simply sautéed.


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