Experts Say These Are *The* Best Plant-Based Protein Sources

These green globes have an abundance of nutrients that is not pea-sized. Peas have eight grams of protein, lots of fiber, and vitamin C in just one cup.



Fava Beans

Some of the highest protein beans are faba beans, which also include fiber and potassium, according to Jones. Similar to edamame,


Peanut Butter

Yes, without the all-time favorite pantry staple (and Jelly's best friend), this list wouldn't be complete. "You'll get about seven grams of protein from two tablespoons of peanut butter," according to Smith.



Jones suggests pre-cooked soy beans if you want all the benefits of soy in a convenient packet that you could easily take in your gym bag for a post-workout snack.



Although quinoa is actually a seed, it's usually classified as a grain and is among the top protein sources in that group (sorry, white rice!).


Crispy Kale Chips

Giving up crispy chips to follow a heart-healthy diet doesn't have to be the case.


Nutty Broccoli Slaw

Since green vegetables like broccoli prevent your body from absorbing LDL cholesterol, eating a diet high in them is associated with a lower LDL cholesterol level.


Chipotle Lime Avocado Salad

In the mood for something a little spicier to munch on? A heart-healthy snack that is both quick and refreshing is our Chipotle Lime Avocado Salad.


Nuts and Seeds Trail Mix

A large mason jar of trail mix nuts and seeds can make healthy snacking much easier and more tasty. Keep one on your kitchen counter.


Roasted Chickpeas

Searching for a simpler method to consume more beans? Biena roasted chickpeas are the delectable fix.