It’s almost a cliché at this point – if you want to eat healthy protein then you should eat more eggs.
And it’s a cliché for good reason! Eggs are great for you! And they have a ton of protein! What’s not to like?!?
Well, the consistency for one. Or the taste. Or the fact that they can make you nauseous. Or maybe you just got sick of ’em because you’ve eaten so many. Who knows?
The point is, eggs are a great source of protein – but they’re not the be-all-end-all protein source. There are other foods that actually have more protein than eggs – and you can substitute any of these 5 foods for eggs if you’re sick of them.
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1. Roasted Soybeans
This one surprised me. If you have a quarter cup of roasted soybeans, you’ve eaten 15 grams of protein, plus a lot of potassium and fiber. An ideal source to get your protein from.
2. Gruyere Cheese
I love cheese, no doubt about it. And gruyere is one of my favorite varieties, both for taste and nutrition. Just one ounce contains 8 grams of protein – which is amazing. However, it also contains 117 calories, so watch your portion size.
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3. Dried Pumpkin Seeds
These are an amazing source of magnesium – which is what everyone knows they’re good for. What not everyone knows is that you get 10 grams of protein in just a quarter cup – a great bang for your protein buck, so to speak.
4. Dried Spirulina
This dried seaweed is an absolutely incredible (and often completely overlooked) source of protein. Just two tablespoons of the stuff has more than 8 grams of protein – and only 40 calories to boot! Try putting it in a salad or as seasoning on roasted vegetables to really pack in the protein content.
5. Greek Yogurt
Plain, non-fat Greek yogurt is a protein powerhouse. Try the packs you can find at your supermarket – they have over 17 grams of protein with just 100 calories.
Do any of you have favorite foods for getting protein from? Let me know in the comments!
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