5 Foods More Protein Rich Than Eggs

5 Foods More Protein Rich Than Eggs

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.

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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.

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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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31 comments… add one
  • "Leah Evers" March 27, 2017, 4:23 pm

    I loooove greuyere !!

  • James Quearry January 15, 2017, 8:52 pm

    Don’t eat too much protein. It is very hard on your kidneys. 50-60 gm per day is sufficient.
    Moderation in all things.

  • Latricia February 8, 2016, 1:57 pm

    That’s way the betesst answer so far!

  • Molly Powell July 23, 2015, 9:19 am

    Those dried pumpkin seeds are one of my favorite fall snacks of all time!

  • Vanessa Peters July 22, 2015, 9:36 am

    I love this list. The healthy options are very good to know about and these are foods that you can incorporate into each meal.

  • Stephanie Lyman July 21, 2015, 9:58 am

    Great foods on this list! Love the soybeans!

  • Alison Watson July 21, 2015, 9:05 am

    I have never heard of Dried Spirulina before. It looks like something that I would use in a smoothie!

    • Gabrielle Hodges July 23, 2015, 9:29 am

      I thought the same thing. Never heard of it and just thought it might be one of those things that are “new” and too much of a “fad” to make a difference.

  • Felicity Springer July 19, 2015, 1:03 pm

    Cheese is very good :) What if I take some cheese and melt it onto the top of roasted sunflower seeds?

    • Leah Nolan July 22, 2015, 10:05 am

      I have done this!! It tastes great just so you know!

  • Michelle Rees July 18, 2015, 9:46 am

    I never heard that about pumpkin seeds. They are good roasted however! I love the fall season for that reason!

  • Theresa Hart July 18, 2015, 9:20 am

    There are plenty of other foods that are high in protein. One quick search on Google and you will find a list that you could barely get through in a month.

  • Amanda Peake July 17, 2015, 12:10 pm

    Great list! These types of proteins, especially in the morning hours are very good for you and should be in your diet at all times.

  • Andrea Parsons July 16, 2015, 4:38 pm

    This is a good list. There are many foods with high protein and fiber counts, both of which are good for you!

  • Donna Mitchell July 16, 2015, 4:28 pm

    Greek yogurt is my favorite! I usually put some sort of fruit in it as well and that tastes real good!

  • Amelia Robertson July 16, 2015, 4:02 pm

    Roasted soy nuts are my favorite!

    • Ella Turner July 17, 2015, 12:36 pm

      Mine too!

  • Audrey Langdon July 10, 2015, 11:54 am

    I like all of the foods on the list, BUT the Greek yogurt. I have not been able to enjoy that just yet.

  • Megan Murray July 10, 2015, 11:37 am

    Gruyere Cheese is something I have never heard of. I am glad to see it on the list since cheese is a bad habit that I cannot kick.

  • Lillian Wilson July 10, 2015, 11:25 am

    I have been looking for ways to get more protein into my diet. This list looks like a good place to start.

    • Joanne Taylor July 16, 2015, 4:16 pm

      Protein is great for your body and I think that you should really get as much into your body as you can. Fiber is also a good thing to consumer in mass quantities.

  • Claire MacLeod July 10, 2015, 11:15 am

    Very good list! These foods are generally more available to people and are easy to fit into any type of diet.

  • Irene Wright July 10, 2015, 9:41 am

    hmm, I have never heard of Dried Spirulina before now. I am going to take a look at that and see if it is something that I can put into my smoothies!

  • Faith Allan July 10, 2015, 9:31 am

    Great list. Love me some protein and all of these are great options!

    • Jasmine Newman July 19, 2015, 1:13 pm

      Exactly, I feel the same way!

  • Pippa Thomson July 10, 2015, 9:12 am

    I love eating the non-fat, vanilla Greek yogurt. It is so good and I am glad that it has protein in it.

  • Sonia May July 10, 2015, 9:03 am

    Soybeans are easy for me to eat. I am a vegetarian and most of the types of foods that I eat are made with them :)

  • Maria Hodges July 10, 2015, 8:50 am

    Awesome list. Cannot wait to dig into these on a regular basis!

  • Lillian Davies July 10, 2015, 8:38 am

    Hmm, pumpkin seeds? I never knew that. I love finding new foods that are good for me!

  • Caroline Jackson July 9, 2015, 12:55 pm

    Wow, this is an awesome list. I like having new things to eat while I am on a diet and if you are looking for the protein after a workout, these are all good options!

  • Lily Morrison July 9, 2015, 12:41 pm

    Oh man! Soybeans are so good AND good for you. I have never had them roasted however. I might have to try that!

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