10 Vegetarian Sources Of Protein.

22 May

Since the most common question I get when it comes to my vegetarianism is…’Where Do You Get Your Protein From?’ I figured I would let everyone know. As you read this you will see how simple it really is to get your daily protein needs without eating animals 😉

10 Vegetarian Sources Of Protein.

Beans

Beans.

1- Black Beans. Black beans are my favorite type of bean, they are cheap, good for you and can be used in many dishes. They carry about 7 grams of protein per serving.

2- Whey Protein. Whey is a milk protein that is easily absorbed by the body. It is great for using after you work out to help build muscles. 1 scoop of whey has from 20-30 grams of protein.

3- Tofu. I am not a big tofu eater but you can’t deny that it packs a protein punch. Be sure you always buy a non gmo type  of tofu. There are 11 grams if protein in a 100 calorie serving. Beef only has 8 per 100 calories.

4- Nuts. Nuts should be a daily occurrence in your vegetarian or vegan diet. Rich in good fats and many vitamins and minerals, nuts also pack anywhere from 5-10 grams of protein per serving.

5- Greek Yogurt. Being strained in a different manner makes Greek yogurt way thicker then regular yogurt. It also has 2x as much protein as regular yogurt. Greek yogurt can pack 10-20 grams of protein per serving.

6- Endemame. Endemame are soy beans that are still in the shell. Easily prepared in 5 minutes, these soy pods can be eaten with a dash of sea salt. There is 10 grams of protein in each serving of endemame.

cooked red quinoa

Red Quinoa.

7- Quinoa. Quinoa is a power house grain that can be used to make a breakfast cereal or as a side dish at dinner. It is one of the few sources of complete protein and it packs 14 grams of it per serving.

8- Frozen/Prepared Mock Meats. Once again look for non gmo brands when it comes to frozen/refrigerated mock meats. Most mock meats are filled with soy and grain based proteins. In my freezer right now my soy based products carry anywhere from 11-27 grams of protein per serving.

9- T.V.P. aka Textured Vegetable Protein. T.V.P. is dehydrated vegetable protein it comes in many forms from crumbles (as a beef substitute), balls (for deep-frying or pan frying, think Sweet and Sour Chicken) and also slices. They are so easy to prepare and full of protein, 13-30 grams per serving.

10- Peas. Pea protein is making a big push into the market these days but you do not need to supplement it to get the protein you need. 1 cup of cooked peas has over 16 grams of protein on its own.

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