Protein: 8g per 1 cup (cooked)
Pronounced KEEN-WAH, this wonder grain is not only high in protein but also low in cholesterol and a good source of iron and fiber. Eating quinoa often is a good idea for vegetarians or anyone looking for a healthy protein. Plus, some varieties only take 20 minutes to cook – you’ll know it’s done when it turns slightly translucent.
You can make quinoa salads, or use instead of rice for a higher protein whole-grain.
View Recipe: Black Bean-Quinoa Salad with Basil-Lemon Dressing