Believe it or not, many of them are vegan.
The incredible edible egg is an extremely popular protein that goes well with virtually any dish - stir fry, salad, casseroles, and toast (of course) to name a few. With 6 grams of protein and 13 essential vitamins and minerals - including brain-healthy choline and vitamin D - one large egg boasts a pretty impressive nutrient profile. Since the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans did away with cholesterol recommendations, there are zero reasons to avoid eggs. (In fact, here is why you should eat more of them.)
But while it’s tempting to opt for eggs all day every day, there are a surprising number of foods to consider if protein is what you’re after. The macronutrient is vital for building and maintaining muscle mass, satisfying hunger, boosting your immune system, and aiding in injury recovery. So if you’re looking to switch things up beyond your scramble, check out these foods that pack more protein per serving than a whole egg.