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Can You Really Get Enough Protein from Plants?

Can You Really Get Enough Protein from Plants?

Kalie Kling

There is big controversy on whether or not people can get the correct nutrients from a plant based diet.  The biggest contender is protein, but what most people don’t know is that many plant based foods contain an appropriate amount of protein.

 

Some examples are:

Lentils- 1 cup of cooked lentils contains approximately 18 grams of protein

Hemp Seeds- 3 tablespoons contain approximately 10 grams of protein

Chia Seeds- 2 tablespoons contain approximately 4 grams of protein

Quinoa- ½ cup of cooked quinoa contains approximately 9 grams of protein

Nutritional Yeast- 3 tablespoons contain approximately 12 grams of protein

Sunflower Seeds- ¼ cup of sunflower seeds contains approximately 9 grams of protein

Beans- 1 cup of cooked beans contains approximately 15 grams of protein

Brown Rice- 1 cup of cooked brown rice contains approximately 5 grams of protein

Tofu- a 3ounce serving contains approximately 8 grams of protein

Tempeh- a 3 ounce serving contains approximately 16 grams of protein

Peanut Butter- 2 tablespoons contain approximately 8 grams of protein

Whole grain/seedy bread- 1 slice contains approximately 5 grams of protein

Hummus- ¼ cup of hummus contains approximately 5 grams of protein

 

There are endless options when it comes to plant based proteins!