7 Surprisingly Protein-Packed Foods

You don't always need to eat meat to get your protein.

Even if you don't want to commit to a vegetarian diet full-time, finding low-calorie, protein-packed foods to replace high-calorie, pricey meats can be beneficial for your diet habits. According to Matt Frazier, creator of NoMeatAthlete.com, there are plenty of alternatives.

"Everyone always wants to know where I get my protein," says Frazier, who qualified for the Boston Marathon while training on a plant-based diet. "There are plenty of other foods that can help athletes satisfy their needs."

Here are seven foods with surprisingly generous amounts of the macronutrient our muscles crave.

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