Protein is the building blocks for bones, muscles, skin, and blood. Bodybuilders and endurance athletes can benefit from a high protein diet — in that it helps to build muscle and/or repair muscle that breaks down during training exercises.
Eating high protein vegetables is an easy way and healthy way to meet your daily nutritional needs. While vegetable sources are not as high in protein as meat products. Combining high protein vegetables with other plant sources, like legumes and beans, can easily provide the perfect amount of protein needed.
Plus, vegetables are high in fiber and nutrients that’ll do a body good. Double win!
Here are some high protein vegetables :
- Corn, 4.02g
- Brussels Sprouts, 3.98g
- Artichoke, 3.74g
- Broccoli, 3.72g
- Okra, 3g
- Bok Choy, 2.65g
- Kale, 2.47g
- Asparagus, 2.16g
Combinations like a vegetable + tofu stir fry or a black bean + kale patty can provide a ton of plant-based protein for an athlete!
Read More: Vegetables Chart at Healthy Alternatives
Have you ever used vegetables high in protein to refuel after a workout (like kale in a smoothie)? Do you have a favorite plant-based recipe or combination that helps reach your daily protein intake?
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