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10 Meatless High-Protein Foods

If you prefer chickpeas to chicken, keep in mind you still need 2 to 3 servings of protein per day. These 10 meatless foods are high in protein and will help to keep your body strong and healthy, sans the meat. By: Michelle Klug

Dried Beans
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Dried Beans

Protein: 12g per 1 cup (black beans)

Dried black beans, kidney beans, lentils, chickpeas, and pinto beans are all delicious choices for low-fat, fiber-filled protein. Using dried beans allows you to control the sodium and additives that go into the dish. Soak dried beans overnight in a large bowl of water, rinse until the water runs clean, then simmer for 2 hours on medium/low heat to enjoy. Spice with cumin, garlic, red pepper, or other spices.

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