6. Peanut Butter
Protein: 7 g per ¼ cup serving or 2 tbsp peanut butter
Peanut and peanut butter are not only a good option for crunching and are not just used as a classic childhood comfort food, but they are very versatile, you might not believe this but they can also be used in making a delicious pizza.
If you are trying to eat less and have a balanced diet, these can help you stay fuller for a long time so you don’t feel the hunger pangs again and again.
7. Lima Beans
Protein: 7.3 g per ½ cup serving (cooked)
You must have had these utterly delicious lima beans when you were a kid. The good news is that additional to the protein factor, lima beans also have the amino acid leucine that is thought to play an important role in the muscle synthesis in older adults.
8. Wild Rice
Protein: 6.5 g per1 –cup serving (cooked)
Apart from helping in the digestive process, boosting up the immune system and strengthening up the bones, wild rice contains a rich amount of protein that can be a reason why you should add it in your diet. Its nutty taste and chewy texture and the fact that it satisfies your appetite are the reasons why you would like it.
For a clean, comforting meal in a cold weather, you should try wild rice casserole served with goat cheese and cranberries.