As new, or longterm, vegans or vegetarians, we’ve all heard that question – “But where do you get your protein?”
We’ve even experienced our own medical professionals questioning our dietary choices. However, it’s a fair question. After all, 20% of the human body is made up of protein.
So, let’s explore the most common, easy to find, protein-rich, plant-based foods.
Honorable Mention – Broccoli
We just love broccoli! But, it came in 6th, so we’re giving it an honorable mention.
A typical serving of broccoli – about 1 cup (cooked) or 156 grams – supplies 3.7 grams of protein.
#5 Rolled Oats
A typical serving or rolled oats – about ½ cup (dry) or 40 grams – supplies 5 grams of protein.
A bowl of oatmeal is a great way to start the day.
#4 Green Peas
A typical serving of green peas – about ½ cup or 73 grams – supplies 5.4 grams of protein.
This also includes sugar snap peas and snow peas.
A typical serving size – about ½ cup or 125 grams – supplies 7 grams of protein.
That includes black beans, navy bean, kidney beans and more …
#2 Nuts and Seeds
A typical serving size – about ¼ cup or 40 grams – supplies 8 grams of protein.
Walnuts, almond, pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds are all good choices.
A typical service size – about ½ cup (dry) or 64 grams – supplies 14 grams of protein.
Lentils are great in soups and stews and for making veggie burgers.
All the stats mentioned above are from the USDA database.