7 Protein-Packed Veggies

Written by Dr. Veena Madhankumar and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team


Protein is one of the most essential nutrients your body needs while it comes to building your muscles and repairing your tissues. Though meat is considered the most prominent source of protein, they are available in decent quantum in certain vegetarian options as well.

Read further to know about the top vegetables with high protein content.



1. Spinach


You might be aware of the fact that spinach is a very popular super-food. But not many of us know that is a potential source of protein as well. This deep dark green vegetable’s composition consists of minerals, antioxidants, vitamins and a considerable source of protein.

2. Kale



Kale can be considered as one of the best options when it comes to green vegetables. It is one of the benchmarks for superfoods. Kale has a very versatile taste hence, it can be blended into a smoothie, added to soup or even used in a salad.

3. Broccoli


Apart from having high fiber, minerals and antioxidants, broccoli also has a lot of protein in them. Broccoli can be cooked or simply steamed and used as a part of your main course of the meal. Steam the broccoli and add a little fresh lime juice in it before serving for an exuberant flavor.

4. Sprouts


There are several varieties of sprouts that you can choose from and all of them are a rich source of protein. They can always give you the feeling of having eaten something fresh and healthy. Sprouts can be added to your sandwich stuffings, soups and even salads. Try making a salad only consisting of different varieties of sprouts.

5. Artichokes


Artichoke can become filling food since they are rich in protein. Artichoke can be blended steamed or roasted and can be made an important part of your main course meal.

6. Asparagus


Asparagus are a wonderful detoxification agent and they are rich in protein as well. Being high in fiber, they can give you a feeling of fullness for a long time and prevent overeating.

7. Corn


Not only is corn rich in fiber but they also have a solid amount of protein in their composition. It is better to consume corn fresh from the cob itself. Even during off-seasons canned kernels and frozen corn can do the trick.


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