Maybe as a child you hated the thought of eating veggies, But mum knows best! They’re packed with nutrients that support gut health and help your body to function at its best. Protein helps to regulate sugar levels keeping you fuller for longer and great for weight management. But not all veggies are high in protein compared to other foods like beans and pulses, but this list of 9 vegetables pack a protein punch.
125g = 8.6 g protein
Peas are a super versatile vegetable that is surprisingly packed with protein. It is also a good source of fibre, with 35% of the RDA per 125g. Add peas to your favourite pasta dishes, stir-fry’s or soups for a nutrition protein boost.
125g = 5.2 g protein
Along with being the second highest protein vegetable on this list, spinach has a lot going for it. It is full of nutrients like vitamin A, vitamin K and vitamin C, which support a healthy immune system, protect vision, and promote healthy blood flow. Add some spinach to your salads for a healthy boost. Check back next week for a quick and easy spinach recipe.
125g = 4.8 g protein
Artichokes are packed with protein, fibre and lots of other nutrients. They can be enjoyed canned or fresh. Artichoke is a flavourful, earthy veg that deserves a spot on your plate.
125g = 4.7 g protein
Sweet corn is very healthy, similar to green peas, it’s a good source of fibre (albeit insoluble) (12% of the RDA per 125g) which helps keep you full and satiated, especially with other protein foods on your plate. Keep some handy in your freezer to some of your favourite dishes!
125g = 4.6 g protein
There are many reasons to enjoy avocados, from weight loss to boosting your heart health. Along with protein, avocados are a good source of fibre and potassium. (potassium helps to regulate fluid balance, muscle contractions and nerve signals).While we love a classic avocado toast (perhaps with a poached egg), there are many ways to enjoy this high-protein veg.
125 = 4.3 g protein
Asparagus is a high-protein, low carb veggie with an impressive amount of nutrients. It is a great source of folate and vitamin A, which are important for cell growth, vision and healthy skin. Plus, you can enjoy the benefits cooking this quick ‘n’ easy delicious recipe. Garlic Parmesan Asparagus would make a great side dish!
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125g = 4 g protein
Brussels sprouts is a good source of protein and satiated fibre with several vitamins and nutrients to keep you feeling full and nourished. The humble Brussels sprout has many health benefits, from keeping you mentally sharp, reducing blood pressure and with its antioxidant properties helps to fight diseases such as cancer. Don’t be shy with this veggie, load up your plate!
125g = 4 g protein
Mushroom’s meaty flavour sets it apart from other vegetables. Not only is the flavour great, but also these fungi are higher in protein than several vegetables. Along with protein, mushrooms are packed with B vitamins and a good source of vitamin D.
125g = 3.5 g protein
Kale gained a good rep for being a super healthy food. Packed with antioxidants, vitamins and nutrients that help fight off chronic diseases, like diabetes and cancer. This nutritiously high-protein veg is one to savour!
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