9. Almonds: 21g Protein (42% DV)
Almond and other nuts can provide you with decent amounts of protein. They’ll also help keep you satisfied because they provide both protein, fiber, and healthy fats, three factors in helping you have a sustained satisfied feeling.
Almonds are relatively high in fat, so the general rule is to keep your total daily consumption of almonds to a handful to avoid gaining weight.
One of the most important things that almonds contain is healthy fats, both monounsaturated and polyunsaturated. These fats will actually help you lose fat if needed, and will help maintain a healthy weight.
Tips for eating more: A handful of almonds makes a great snack that can help you make it to your next meal, while also helping to contribute to your total protein number. Slivered almonds go great on top of salads or other veggies like green beans. Crushed almonds can be added to your cooking in various ways for a nutty flavor and plenty of protein.