12 Vegetables Are Sources of Protein


They're soy beans in a pod. They're snack-able, especially clobbered with flaky sea salt and dipped into soy sauce. And they have about 11 grams of protein

Pinto Beans

Pinto beans have seven grams of protein per 1/2 cup. Use them as you would any other been

Navy Beans

One half cup of these broad, white beans has eight grams of protein per cup. Like all beans, they're a strong source of fiber too.


Yeah, peas! If you eat roughly 3/4 cup of these little green guys, you'll consume five grams of protein.

Baked Potatoes

Mmmmmm, baked potatoes. One large potato has seven grams of protein. Filling too.


For every cup of fresh spinach you eat, you'll consume about one gram of protein. Not a ton, yes, but if you eat a salad with four cups of spinach

Broccoli Raab

One bunch of this bitter green contains a mighty 17 grams of protein—but, admittedly, that's a lot of broccoli raab.

Brussels Sprouts

One cup of the cruciferous vegetables, boiled, contains four gram of protein—plus the same amount of fiber.

Button Mushrooms

Also known as white mushrooms, a cup of these contain three grams of protein. Technically, mushrooms are a fungi, and not a vegetable

Turnip Greens

Try these fibrous greens, which have the hearty texture of kale, but a mellower flavor. One cup of cooked turnip greens has has about five grams of protein.

Sweet Corn

One medium cob carries about three grams of protein and three grams of fiber. Tastes like summer too.

Oyster Mushrooms

These fungi contain three grams of protein for every one cup, sliced. Unlike white button mushrooms, oyster mushrooms have a meaty texture and mild flavor.

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