Proteins are compounds that help to build blocks of life, such as breaking down into amino acids (promoting cell growth and repair) and taking a longer time to be digested than carbohydrates (keeping you feel fuller for longer, perfect when trying to lose weight.)
The best sources of protein are animal products—meat, eggs and dairy, however, they are rich in saturated fat and cholesterol, which can cause many health problems.
Fortunately, the protein can be taken from many other foods, such vegetables, which don’t have any side effects like animal products.
Here are 10 vegetables that contain a high amount of protein, and we offer you some tips on how to add them to your diet.
- Pearly Peas
Peas have been used as an excellent source of protein for centuries. You can consume them fresh, boiled, fried, frozen, etc.
Comparing o the other vegetables they are on the top of sources rich in protein. You can always toss a handful of them into your rice, soups, and gently saute them in olive oil and have with your meal.
It belongs to the group called “super foods”, as it is a great source of protein. In addition, spinach is loaded with vitamins, antioxidants and minerals, which makes it a great food for weight loss.
How to use: steered slightly in olive oil with other veggies, throw some chopped leaves into your soups to relish them.
- Lush Kale
From the group of the best green vegetables, kale is another superfood rich in protein and many other nutrients.
The best part is that it can be eaten in different ways, such as boiled and topped on soups or casserole, blended a handful into a green smoothie or tossed fresh in a salad.
- Forest-y Broccoli
Broccoli contains a high amount of protein, antioxidants, fiber and minerals. They provide the human body with the benefits of the wide range.
They are usually used in salads, soups, or simply steamed. They can be, also an excellent evening snack, if you like to stick to healthier options for small hunger bumps.
- Springy Sprouts
Sprouts are a great source of protein, and highly satiate your hunger helping you manage your weight.
They are a good option for small hunger prangs in the late hours. Also, you can add them to your salads, sandwiches and soups for a healthy diet.
They have immune boosting properties and at the same time make any meal healthy and delicious.
Can be used in soups or grilled with other vegetables to reap up their benefits.
- Brussel Sprouts
As a great source of protein and fiber, they are usually used in a weight loss diet.
How to use: roasted in a baking tray and drizzled with some olive oil and salt for a delicious meal. Can be used as an addition to many salads as well.
- Heartful Artichokes
The artichokes are a rich source of protein, and extremely delicious in a variety of meals.
How to use: Blended, roasted, steamed, depending on your choice.
- Stalk-y Asparagus
The high amount of the protein in asparagus makes it a great detox food. As they are rich in fiber, they have a property to boost your metabolism.
It takes only 5 minutes to saute them in oil and add them to various dishes.
- Sun-kissed Corn
The corn is rich in protein and fiber.
How to use: fresh from a cob or add them to your salads for a healthy meal. You can add them to your snacks, soups, and other meals.