10 Foods That Have More Protein Than An Egg
When comparing the foods below, they all have more protein than an egg on a gram to gram comparison in an edible form. That is to say, 1 egg is typically about 50g and has 6g of protein all the foods below have more protein per 50g. 12 & 13
1. Almond Butter
Has 10g of protein per 50g. It is also a good source of healthy fats, biotin, vitamin E, and manganese. Great to add to smoothies.
Make your own Creamy Almond Butter in minutes!
2. Hemp Hearts
Have 16g of protein per 50g. They are also a great source of omega-3 fats, and no they won’t get you high. They are great to integrate into smoothies or to sprinkle on salads!
3. Pumpkin Seeds
Have 8g of protein per 50g. They are a great source of magnesium which is needed for energy utilization in our body. They are also excellent at helping to kill parasites! I love using pumpkin seeds as a snack or in salads to add a nice crunch.
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4. Nutritional Yeast
Has a whopping 25g of protein per 50g. Nutritional Yeast also is known as Noosh is also a good source of B-12. It has a nice cheesy and nutty flavor, it is delicious on salads and pretty much everything.
16g of protein per 50g. Dulse is a sea vegetable it has a high protein and fiber content; it is also very high in potassium and a good iodine. It can be used in soups, salads or to make wraps.
Has a 29g of protein per 50g. Chlorella is a superfood, and it is algae that can be used to help with heavy metal detox. It is filled with amazing nutrients like vitamin A, calcium, iron and magnesium to name a few. In my experience, it isn’t the tastiest so best to use in small quantities in a smoothie or greens shake or mix with water and drink!
Has 28g of protein per 50g. This is another type of algae and superfood. Like chlorella, it also helps with heavy metal detox and should be used the same way, or you may ruin your smoothie, but the benefits are ample! It is high in vitamin K, potassium, magnesium and good levels of B vitamins.
8. Cacao Nibs
Have 7g of protein per 50g. Cacao differs from cocoa because it still has the living enzymes in tact which is beneficial for digestion. Cacao is also considered a superfood due to its high fiber content, high magnesium, and calcium plus it help to boost mood! Great to have as a snack when feeling peckish.
9. Flax Seeds
Have 9g of protein per 50g. They are also high in omega-3 helping to lower inflammation and a good source of fiber to help keep us regular. When consuming flax, we want it to be ground so we can digest it but it should be ground fresh to help preserve the oils. Good to use as an egg substitute in baking or can throw in a smoothie.
Try making this delicious Gluten-Free Maple Zucchini Bread with Coconut Flour and Flax Seeds!
Has 10g of protein per 50g. Tahini is roasted and crushed sesame seeds. Sesame seeds are a powerful anti-inflammatory and contain a good number of vitamins and minerals like magnesium, zinc, and manganese. Tahini is great to have with steamed veggies like broccoli and cauliflower, yum!
Protein is important for so many reasons and having enough protein between .2-.8g/lb per day is important to help keep us feel vital and amazing. There are lots of great options and sources of protein that do not have to be animal based such as the ten foods listed above.
There are so many benefits to integrating more plant sources of protein into our lives such as more fiber intake and more vitamins and minerals. Try out some of the foods above and let me know how it goes!
Check out these protein recipes!