Eggs are the poster child for protein—you need only watch Sylvester Stallone chugging raw eggs as Rocky Balboa for proof. And the reputation is well-earned: A single hard-boiled egg packs six grams of protein, all in a convenient, portable package.
What the little white orbs don’t deserve is a monopoly on your protein consumption—there are other equally delicious ways to load up on the muscle-building nutrient. In fact, these five foods all have more protein than an egg:
Fish aren’t the only ocean fare packed with protein: Just two tablespoons of this dried seaweed contain an amazing eight grams of protein—all for just 40 calories. Hint: Try sprinkling spirulina over a salad, or use it to season roasted vegetables.
A quarter cup of this snack houses 15 grams of protein, along with a sizable dose of fiber and potassium. It’s the perfect ingredient to include in a homemade trail mix.
When it comes to protein, plain nonfat Greek yogurt knocks it out of the park: Those little plastic cups contain 17 grams of protein for only 100 calories.
An ounce of gruyere — a deliciously rich variety of Swiss cheese—has more than eight grams of protein. Just watch your portions, though: While a one-ounce serving contains a reasonable 117 calories, it can be easy to consume several portions if you aren’t careful.
Dried Pumpkin Seeds
Pumpkin seeds may be best known for their magnesium, but they’re also a rich source of protein: 10 grams per quarter cup.