Here are  Unexpected Protein-Rich Foods.

Chickpeas Chickpeas aren't just for hummus! These delectable beans have 39 grams of protein per cup. Make a coconut ginger stir-fry or roast them with spices for a crispy snack. 

Peanut Butter   Make sure your peanut butter in the jar is 100% nuts without additions to obtain all the nutrients! Peanut butter includes 8 grams of protein per tablespoon, compared to 28 grams per cup of peanuts.

Black beans Black beans are delicious and versatile, with 8 grams of protein per cup. They have fiber, potassium, and protein. Add black beans to brownies or black bean enchiladas or burgers for dinner.


Wild Rice Wild rice replaces jasmine or brown rice. Wild rice has 6.5 grams of protein per cup. It tastes great in soup or as a side dish with mushrooms.

Chia Seed Chia seeds are little yet powerful! These seeds contain 4.7 grams of protein per serving. Add them to your morning oatmeal for protein and omega-3 fatty acids, or make a parfait with berries for a sweet treat. 

Oats Oats are a good grain protein source. 6 grams of protein per cup cooked. Add peanut butter and chia seeds for a protein-packed meatless breakfast.

Almonds Almonds are rich in magnesium, vitamin E, and protein! Toss toasted almonds on your after-dinner ice cream, snack on them by the handful, or use them instead of croutons in salads. 1/4 cup almonds have 7 grams of protein.

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Eggs Eggs are a quick and easy method to add protein to your diet. You only need one egg to gain from its 6 grams of protein. Hard-boiled eggs are great for a rush.

Chicken Chicken is great in salads, sandwiches, and more. With 38 grams of protein per cup, it's the ultimate protein supplement. Summer lunches include chunky chicken salad or sweet and spicy chicken sandwiches.