7) Peanut Butter/Peanuts
Protein amount: 8 grams in a quarter cup serving/2 tablespoons of peanut butter
Peanuts are an excellent snack and peanut butter is the classic comfort food for kids, but you can also add it in lots of others foods like pizza. Peanuts and peanut butter can also help decrease your appetite and make you eat a lot less during the entire day, contributing to weight loss.
8) Wild Rice
Protein amount: 7 grams in one cup cooked serving
Wild rice is one of grains richest in protein and whenever you are at a doubt what grain to eat you should always opt for white rice. It has a chewy and nutty texture and can be very satiating. You could try making a casserole with it and add goat cheese and cranberries.
Protein amount: 7 grams in half cup serving
Chickpeas are an excellent source of both fiber and protein which makes it an ideal combination for a healthy and tasty dip. You can try spreading it on a slice of bread instead of mayonnaise or serve it with along with various vegetable slices.
Protein amount: 7 grams in a quarter cup serving
Besides being filled with protein almonds also have high amounts of vitamin E which offers great benefits to your hair and skin health. They can also satisfy around 60% of your daily needs for magnesium, which will help you with your sugar cravings, it can decrease PMS cramps, increase bone health and decrease soreness in your muscles as well as spasms.
11) Chia seed
Protein amount: 7 grams in two tablespoons per 2 tablespoons
Chia seeds pack an enormous amount of protein in such a small size, and they are also rich in linoleic acid, which is a type of omega-3 fatty acid found in plants. Plus, omega-3 acids help you trigger the release of the hunger-regulating hormone leptin, in charge of signaling your body to start burning off fats instead of depositing them.
12) Steel-Cut Oats
Protein amount: 6 grams in a quarter cup serving
Steel cut oats are not only a rich source of protein they have a lot smaller glycemic index in comparison to rolled oats. That means that they don’t cause big blood sugar spikes, and chances are you’ll be much more satiated and will have fewer cravings after you’ve finished eating them. You can add all sorts of fruit like peach, blueberries, cranberries or various veggies.
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