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Plant Based Protein

Protein is a hot topic of conversation around here... Ensuring adequate intake of protein for the growing kids, and for my gym-going husband, I have become very conscious of nutritional values in our food. Since switching to a vegan diet, I am constantly being asked questions like "If you don't eat meat, then where do you get your protein from?" 

The short answer is, plants. I get protein from plants. Did you know some of the largest, strongest animals are herbivores? Elephants, rhinoceros, moose, and gorillas are all herbivores, just to name a few. If you live off of spinach alone, you may have a hard time meeting all of your dietary needs, however, as with any diet, if you eat a well balanced variety of foods, there is no reason a vegan or plant-based diet would be lacking in protein.

In no particular order, here is a list of just ten high protein, plant based foods. I have also included in infographic which includes the protein value in each food item.

Black Beans
Lentils
Chickpeas
Edamame Beans 
Flax Seeds
Quinoa
Almonds
Hemp Seeds
Sunflower Seeds
Pumpkin Seeds





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