High Protein Vegetables
It is often thought that only meat contains protein but vegetables are also a very good source. Vegetables rich in protein are helpful not only when building muscle, but when you are on a diet vegetables can be your best friend! Take them with you for an easy snack that travels well and there is plenty of choice.
For weight loss vegetables are always plentiful and can be cooked in a variety of ways that will make them tasty and not the bland mush that people often think!
Also if you want to add interest and protein to your rice, vegetables are a great addition, especially if raw and very finely chopped. Healthy vegetables includes all vegetables bought as fresh as possible to get the best out of them.
A word of warning, avoid any green potatoes as they can produce toxic alkaloids such as slanginess in their leaves and roots. Solanine cannot be removed and cooking will not destroy it either, so it is better to discard the whole potato.
Protein and nutrition in vegetables is high, so investigate all those different choices out there and enjoy!
|Asparagus||2.9g||2.0g||0.6g||106kJ (25kcal)||Avocado||1.9g||1.9g||19.5g||790kJ (195kcal)||Baked Beans||9.5g||22.1g||0.4g||130kcal||Carrots||0.6g||7.9g||0.3g||156kJ (37kcal)||Potatoes||2.1g||17.2g||0.2g||335kJ (80kcal)||soya beans||35.9g||14.8g||18.6g||1555kJ (375kcal)||Spinach||2.8g||1.5g||0.8g||103kJ (24kcal)|
Frozen vegetables still contain valuable sources of protein and are very handy if you have run out of fresh vegetables or if you are in a rush. Frozen vegetables are quick to cook and can be easily added to a variety of dishes. Frozen peas are also very good for putting on a strain or sprain!