6. Cheese

Depending on whether the cheese is soft, medium or hard, the protein content varies. However, the protein content is high in all. Hard cheese, such as parmesan cheese gives 10g of protein per ounce.

7. Soybeans

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Plant-based protein comes in a wonderful package called soy. It is low on carbohydrates, with protein falling on the heavier side of this seesaw. For vegetarians, soy is an excellent addition to their daily diet.

8. Tofu

Tofu is made by coagulating soy milk, which makes it another protein source for those avid vegetarians. If you are a naysayer to dairy products and chicken meat, then tofu it is for you. Half a cup can give you 20 grams of protein, while being absolutely low in carbohydrates. So a vegetarian person who is absolutely diet-conscious can feast on baked tofu skewers! How does that sound?

9. Greek yoghurt

Why didn’t we mention this earlier? Because it is one thing that is not incorporated on our diets, and should soon be. A cup guarantees 24g of protein and zero fat. Instead of that rich cream topping on your pancakes, or in your smoothies, opt for Greek yoghurt – it is equally thick in texture, making it versatile and healthy.

10. Pumpkin seeds


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They make for a healthy snack to suppress those cravings, without having to cook anything! Pumpkin seeds give you 19g of protein per 100g. We suggest skipping that packet of crinkly chips or salted crackers and going for pumpkin seeds. Your parrot will love it too.