Some vegetarian foods that pack more protein than eggs

Eggs are a well-known source of protein and also offer a wide range of vitamins, minerals and other beneficial compounds. 

They are low in calories and help you feel full for a longer period and maintain muscle mass.

However, being a vegetarian if you think you will not be able to complete your daily dose of protein, you will be surprised to know that there are some other foods that contain more protein than eggs. 

Cooked soybeans offer 28 grams of protein per cup and can be used in a variety of dishes.


A gluten-free grain rich in fiber and complete protein, with 8 grams of protein per cup.


Not only a good protein source, but also rich in phosphorus, zinc, and magnesium. Just 30 grams of pumpkin seeds provide 9 grams of protein.

Pumpkin seeds:

With 14-16 grams of protein per cup, lentils are high in fiber and complex carbohydrates.

Lentils or dal:

These crunchy seeds are low in calories and high in protein, offering 6.3 grams per 2 tablespoons.

Hemp seeds:

Double the protein of regular yogurt, a cup of fat-free Greek yogurt gives you 17 grams of protein.

Greek yogurt:

Rich in essential amino acids and magnesium, half a cup contains 6.6 grams of protein and 83 calories.

Edamame beans:

A tasty protein source, 100 grams of paneer provides about 23 grams of protein.

Cottage cheese (paneer):

Half a cup of cooked chickpeas offers about 7.3 grams of protein and helps in boosting feelings of fullness.


Made from soybean curds, tofu is an excellent source of protein with about 10 grams per half cup serving.


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