Vegetables aren't typically known for being a great source of protein, but there are some sneaky ones out there that contain a decent amount—so we asked Dr Emily Gilbert for the best plant-based ways to get this essential nutrient.
Something important to keep in mind: "Plant proteins are 'incomplete' proteins, meaning they don't contain all of the essential amino acids," says Gilbert. To make sure you get the different types of amino acids you need, make sure to combine these veggies with whole grains.
Each half-cup contains three and a half grams of protein.
You'll find three grams of protein in a half cup of spinach.
Another stealth source of protein? Potatoes! A medium-sized one contains three grams.
Broccoli's not just filled with fibre (2.6 grams per half cup), it's also a great source of protein, with two grams per serving.
These little green guys get a bad rap, but they're actually nutritional superstars: Each half cup packs two grams of protein, along with 247 milligrams of potassium and 110 micrograms of vitamin K.
OK, we know that corn is technically a grain. But you can find it in the produce aisle—and you'll be glad to know that half a cup of kernels provides two grams of filling protein.