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List of High Protein Vegetables

Updated on September 14, 2014

Vegetables That Are High in Protein

High protein vegetables needed for a balanced diet. Vegetables that are high in protein are not only good for a balanced diet but also for those wanting to build muscle mass. Whether dieting and attempting to burn fat, or wanting to sculpt your body, you know that consuming high protein meals are important.

A balanced diet consists of high sources of protein that is commonly found in meat but may not be appealing to everyone. Vegetarians and vegans don't eat meat so they have to find other options for high sources of protein.

Vegetables provide a wide range of nutrients including vitamins, fibers and proteins. Here you will find vegetables a list of vegetables that are high in protein, and contain other needed nutrients including fiber and essential vitamins.

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corn is high in protein
corn is high in protein

Corn, A High Carb- High Protein Vegetable

5 Grams of Protein

Nearly every form of corn is a vegetable high in protein. Corn containes 5 grams of protein per 1 cup serving.

There are many different ways to cook corn. From leaving it on the cob, whole kernel corn, cream corn, grilled corn and a dozen of recipes including corn, one could easily fit it in to lunch and dinner without having to eat the same dish over and over.

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broccoli high protein vegetable
broccoli high protein vegetable

Brocolli is a Great Source of Protein, Vitamin C and Fiber

3 Grams of Protein

Weighing in at only 31 calories per serving, broccoli is a great source of protein at 3 grams per cup. Not only is it low calorie and high protein, broccoli is also high in Vitamin C and contains 2 grams of fiber per serving.

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spinach high protein vegetable
spinach high protein vegetable

Spinach is a Very High Protein, High Fiber Vegetable!!!

a Whopping 5 Grams of Protein

Spinach is another nutrient rich vegetable that is high in protein. A one cup serving of fresh spinach consists of 6 grams of protein and a whopping 5 grams of fiber.

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artichoke high protein
artichoke high protein

Another High Protein Vegetable is the Artichoke

4 Grams of Protein

A medium size artichoke is contains 4 grams of protein and 7 grams of fiber. Artichokes can be eaten as an individual vegetable or used in dips, sauces and other recipes to pack on the protein.

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potatoes high in protein
potatoes high in protein

The Amount in of Protein in Potatoes Range from 4 to 7 Grams

4 to 7 grams of Protein

Potatoes may be high in carbs and calories but they are also fairly high in protein. A medium sized potato with the skin on contains 4 grams of protein while a large, baking potato contains 7 grams of protein. With hundreds of ways to cook potatoes the possibilities are endless!

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peas are high in protein
peas are high in protein

Peas... A Fountain of Protein!

Up to 15 Grams of Protein

There are several types of peas available, each with their own flavor, texture, and nutritional value. Peas are high in protein but the amount depends on the type of pea. Green peas such as baby and lesuer, contain 8 grams of protein per 1 cup serving. Podded peas such as peas with snaps, Snow Peas and Black-Eyed Peas contain 6 grams of protein per serving.

Split-Peas weigh in at another level with 16 grams of protein per serving making it one of the highest protein vegetables. Chickpeas come in close with 15 grams of protein per serving.

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collard high in protein
collard high in protein

Greens Are a Great Source of Protein and Iron

4 Grams of Protein

Collards are vegetable high in protein and iron. Cooked collards contain 4 grams per 1 cup serving. If not used for vegetarian recipes, you can add more protein by adding ham, pork and other flavorful meats to create a mouth-watering dish.

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What Are Your Favorite High Protein Veggies?

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      5 years ago

      I love potatoes and collard greens. There is a Portuguese soup made with potatoes and collards greens, it's called Caldo Verde, very good in winter.

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      Kylyssa Shay 

      6 years ago from Overlooking a meadow near Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA

      I guess my favorite high protein vegetables are spinach and peas. Maybe grilled corn is my favorite high protein vegetable. Then again, if you roast those potatoes with some olive oil, sliced onions, and rosemary... I guess I just love all of these high protein veggies.

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      6 years ago

      Didn't know potatoes were high in protein! I like beans, you can make some lovely burgers with kidney beans :) .


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