Eggs have been a go-to protein source for years. Remember hearing the days of bodybuilders just chugging raw eggs? They weren’t chugging them because they liked it, they were eating tons of eggs to make sure they were eating a lot of protein. Surprisingly there are a lot more foods that are packed with protein, even higher than what eggs can offer, that might surprise you.
Let’s first get something straight though. How much protein is in an egg? One large egg has 6g of protein.
5 Foods Higher in Protein Than Eggs
Spirulina is most known for people reaching for it to get some more greens into their diet. A commonplace to see spirulina is to throw it into a smoothie, but little do people know it is adding a great source of protein to the smoothie too. Just two tablespoons of spirulina contains 8g of protein.
Bring on the hummus. Not only do chickpeas pack 12g of protein per cup, but they are also loaded with iron, zinc, calcium, magnesium, phosphate, manganese, and vitamin K.
A lot of us reach to oatmeal for a carbohydrate source, which is great. However, oatmeal also contains quite a bit of protein too that shouldn’t go unnoticed. Oatmeal contains 7g of protein in just a 1/2 cup. Plus, don’t forget that fiber bonus oatmeal brings to a meal.
This one might be the most obvious one on the list, but are you aware of just how much protein Greek Yogurt has? In just 100g of Greek Yogurt, it contains 17g of protein putting it on the highest amount of protein on this list.
An easy food to snack on, almonds give our bodies a good dose of healthy fats that curb our appetite when the hunger strikes. Did you also realize it gives the body a good amount of protein too? Just 1/4 cup of almonds contains 7.5g.
If you want to get more creative with a high protein breakfast, check out our protein pancake recipe.