There have been numerous great studies recently touting a more plant-based diet. Why? More protection against heart disease, cancer, diabetes, to name a few.
Not sure how to ditch that steak or chicken just yet? Oh, what to do????
Here are some vegetarian “meat” equivalents in protein
Examples of vegan/vegetarian choices in the protein group:
½ cup cooked beans (lentils, black beans, kidney beans, lentils, peas, black eyed peas, split peas, chickpeas, lima beans, navy beans)
½ cup edamame
1/3 cup hummus
2 oz. soy based “beef” crumbles
2 Tbsp. peanut butter or Nutella
14 Walnut halves
1/8 cup pumpkin or sunflower seeds
3 (2 inch round patties) falafel
3 oz. veggie burger
½ cup vegetarian refried beans
¾ oz. unsalted soy nuts
¾ cup tempeh
4 oz. (1/2cup) tofu
A protein product, to be a good source should contain at least 7 grams of protein per serving. As you can see, there are many many choices and options in the plant based world!
Also, please note that I have many vegan/vegetarian recipes posted on my blog and I will be adding more!!!