Foods to get the most protein out of a vegetarian diet
100% GOAL= 70g PROTEIN per day
1. Tempeh - 1 cup cooked 66%
2. Tofu - 1/2 cup raw has 44%
3. Muenster cheese - 1/2 cup diced has 34%
4. Soybeans- 1/2 cup cooked has 30%
5. Cottage Cheese - 1/2 cup cooked has 45%
6. Wheat germ - 1/2 cup 29%
7. Yogurt - 1 cup plain, low fat has 28%
8. Mozzarella - 1/2 cup shredded has 27%
9. Almond meal - 1/2 cup has 26%
10. Hulled Barley - 1/2 cup raw has 25%
11. Buckwheat - 1/2 cup has 24%
12. Green soybeans - 1/2 cup cooked has 24%
13. Chickpea flour - 1/2 cup has 22%
14. Parmesan cheese - 1 oz has 22%
15. Spinach - 1 bunch raw 21%
16. Peanuts - 1/4 cup raw has 20%
17. Lentils - 1/2 cup cooked has 19%
18. Pepitas - 1/4 cup roasted has 19%
19. Canellini beans - 1/2 cup cooked 19%
20. Adzuki beans - 1/2 cup cooked has 19%
21. Edamame - 1/2 cup cooked has 18%
22. Green split peas - 1/2 cup cooked has 18%
23. Pinto beans - 1/2 cup cooked has 17%
24. Kidney beans - 1/2 cup cooked has 17%
25. Black beans - 1/2 cup cooked has 17%
Source: Wholesome app sources it's data from the USDA
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