Protein Content: One cup (30 grams) of raw spinach contains 0.9 grams of protein, while 100 grams of spinach contain 2.9 grams. Protein accounts for 30% of the calories in spinach.
One cup (70 grams) of Chinese cabbage aka Bok Choy contains 1 gram of protein. It's also an excellent source of folate, calcium, potassium, manganese, iron and vitamins A, C and K (21).
One cup (100 grams) of cauliflower has 2 grams of protein and 25 calories. It is also a great source of vitamins C and K and minerals like potassium, manganese, magnesium, phosphorus, calcium and iron (46).
This Week's Favorite
Pasta Veggie Melody
Whole Wheat Bow-Tie & Spiral Pasta
Fresh Baby Bok Choy
Fresh Baby Kale
Sun Dried Tomatoes
Olive or Avocado Oil
Note: Amount of each ingredient is completely up to you:)
Cook and drain pasta. Saute brocolli, mushrooms, peas, sun dried tomatoes. Blend pasta and sauteed veggies together and add a drizzle of Olive or Avocado Oil. Optional grated cheese over the top and add fresh spinach, bok choy, kale and mizuna. Mix all together and enjoy!
Make it your own! I added Italian seasoning but feel free to add any fresh or dried herbs along with your own combination of veggies and greens. I was aiming for protein with healthy oils and carbs. -Andrea
A 1-cup (91-gram) serving of raw chopped broccoli can provide 2.6 grams of protein, including all the essential amino acids. It also contains plenty of folate, manganese, potassium, phosphorus and vitamins C and K (34).