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Plant based protein to keep you satisfied

If you are researching whether having a plant based diet will give you enough protein, check out the article "Can you Get Enough Protein From Plants?" This article is for those who want to know the best sources of plant protein. After reading this, you may think you've tried all these foods and dinner still doesn't cut it. We can help you there. Check out Veestro's Chef's Choice with meals filled with flavor and substance that will keep you going all day long.

So a quick reminder that you should consume roughly 4 grams of protein for every pound of body weight. For example, a person who weighs 155 pounds needs 62 grams of protein in an active day. With that in mind, take a look at some of nature's highest protein plants!

Nuts, Grains and Seeds
Quinoa 11 grams / cup
Hemp Seeds 16 grams / 3 tablespoons
Almonds 6 grams / 23 nuts
Buckwheat 13 grams / cup
Seitan 75 grams / 100 grams
Oats 26 grams / cup
Pumpkin seeds 12 grams / cup
Shelled walnuts 15 grams / cup

Beans, Including Soy Products
Cooked Lentils 17.9 grams / cup
White beans 17.4 grams /cup
Kidney beans 15.3 grams /cup
Lima beans 14.7 grams /cup
Black beans 15.2 grams / cup
Tofu 10 grams / _ cup
Tempeh 31 grams / cup
Soy Milk 8 grams / cup

Vegetables
Kale 3 grams / cup
Broccoli 2.6 grams / cup
Avocado 4 grams / 1 avocado
White mushrooms 3.9 grams / cup
Artichoke 4.2 grams / 1 artichoke
Cauliflower 2.1 grams / cup
Sweet yellow corn 4.7 grams / cup

Fruits
Blackberries 2 grams / cup
Starfruit 1.1 grams / cup
Nectarine 1.5 grams / fruit
Grapefruit 2 grams / fruit
Raspberries 1.5 grams / cup
Passion Fruit 5.2 grams / cup
Pomegranate 4.7 grams / fruit

We can't list the amount of protein in every food, but this is a good list to get you started. Everything that grows needs even trace elements of protein to survive. For this reason, protein should not be a concern for anyone eating a plant based diet. As long as you are eating a wide range of foods chosen for their nutrient and caloric values, you will eat enough protein.

A standard day in the life of a 155-pound plant eater, may look something like this:

Breakfast
1 cup of oatmeal / 26 grams
1 cup of blueberries / 5 grams
10 almonds / 3 grams

 

Lunch
3 cups spinach / 3 grams
1 cup carrot / 5 grams
1 cup red onion / Trace
1 cup sunflower seeds / 7 grams
3 sliced grilled tempeh / 15.5 grams
Dinner
1 cup brown rice / 5 grams
1 cup broccoli / 1.2 grams
1 cup mung beans / 1.5 grams
1 cup zucchini / 75 grams
1 cup orange bell pepper / 1 gram

Snack
1 tablespoon peanut butter / 4 grams
1 red apple / 3 grams

 


That is a total of 69.25 grams of protein! The recommended was only 62 grams putting the day 7.25 grams of protein extra. So you see a well-balanced day of food will give you more than enough.

If you're ever concerned about your levels on a particular day, add a few slices of Seitan or Tempeh to your meal and rest assured you've met your requirement for the day.
Veestro.com

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