5 Foods You Won’t Believe Contain More Protein Than An Egg

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Trying to up the protein in your diet? It doesn’t have to be all eggs and chicken breasts. 

Eggs are the poster child for protein  you need only look at a CrossFitters diet, where it’s not uncommon for women like Julia Foucher to eat four eggs a day! And the reputation is well-earned: A single hard-boiled egg packs six grams of protein, all in a convenient, portable package.

What the little white orbs don’t deserve is a monopoly on your protein intake  there are other equally delicious ways to load up on the muscle-building nutrient. In fact, these five veggie foods all have more protein than an egg!

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Roasted Soybeans                    

Just 55g of this snack houses 15 grams of protein, along with a sizable dose of fibre and potassium. It’s the perfect ingredient to include in a homemade trail mix.

Greek Yoghurt 

When it comes to protein, plain non-fat Greek yogurt knocks it out of the park: Those little plastic cups contain 17 grams of protein for only 420 kilojoules.

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Dried Spirulina

Fish aren’t the only ocean fare packed with protein: Just two tablespoons of this dried superfood contain an amazing eight grams of protein  all for just 170 kilojoules.

Hint: Try sprinkling spirulina over a salad, or use it to season roasted vegetables.

Gruyere Cheese

Just 30 grams of Gruyere  a deliciously rich variety of Swiss cheese  has more than eight grams of protein. Just watch your portions, though: While a 30g serving contains 500 kilojoules or so, it can be easy to consume several portions if you aren’t careful.

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Dried Pumpkin Seeds

Pumpkin seeds may be best known for their magnesium, but they’re also a rich source of protein: 10 grams in every 55.

Looking for more ways to up your protein? Make these easy protein balls (they make a delicious snack).

This article was originally published on womenshealth.com

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