Plant-Based Protein Guide for Meat Alternatives

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Today I am sharing a guide to plant-based protein.  Whether you’re vegan, trying to lighten your carbon footprint, or simply plan on participating in “Meatless Monday,” plant-based protein is a great alternative to animal products.

 

There are many ways to incorporate protein into your diet if you decide to refrain from animal products.  Since I am plant-centric and do not eat animal products, people often ask me where I get my protein.  And now I can finally refer them to this list and say, “here!”

 

In the table below I have set out a guide to various protein options that are plant-based.  The proteins outlined below unrefined, or minimally refined.  Also, they are great meat alternatives for people looking to increase their consumption of whole foods that are rich in nutrients.

 

A Guide to Plant-Based Protein

FoodProtein
Lentils (1 cup)19g
Black Beans (1 cup)15g
Kidney Beans (1 cup)13g
Chickpeas (1 cup)12g
Hemp Seeds (1/4 cup)11g
Quinoa (1 cup cooked)9g
Soy Milk (1 cup)9g
Peanut Butter (2 tbsp)8g
Oats (1/2 cup dry)7g
Tofu (1/4 cup)6g
Almonds (1 oz.)6g
Brown Rice (1 cup cooked)5g
Broccoli (1 cup cooked)4g
Chia Seeds (1 tbsp)3g
Hemp Milk (1 cup)2g

 

If I missed any, or you want me to research other foods, comment and let me know!

 


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