9 High-Protein Vegetables That Will Fill You Up Fast


Portobello mushrooms

This fungi is packed with almost as much protein as an egg. Rust says it’s also high in fiber and loaded with antioxidants. “You can grill, chop, and sauté them using olive oil and a drizzle of balsamic vinegar at the end of cooking. You can also add them to a vegetable skewer to boost the protein,” Rust says.

Low in saturated fat and cholesterol and high in fiber, Portobellos are an excellent source of copper, which your body needs to produce red blood cells and carry oxygen through your body. They also offer three important B-complex vitamins: riboflavin for maintaining healthy red blood cells; niacin for supple skin and properly functioning digestive and nervous systems; and pantothenic acid, which aids in the release of energy from the fat, protein, and carbohydrates in the food you eat.

Per 1-cup serving: 35 calories, 1 g fat (0 g saturated), 5 g carbs, 3 g sugar, 13 mg sodium, 2.7 g fiber, 4 g protein.

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