14 Sources of Veggie Protein

If you think meat is the only way to get your protein, you might be surprised by this list. As any vegetarian will tell you there are plenty of ways to get your daily requirement of protein. I’ve put together a list of 14 veggie foods that provide protein. If you’re wondering how much you need, women require approximately 46 grams of protein a day, so you can see how quickly these add up. If you’re concerned about your protein intake, you may want to incorporate these foods into your weekly meal plans or enjoy as a snack. Please note that all but the nuts and seeds are for the cooked product.

  1. 1 Cup tofu – 40 g
  2. 1 Cup tempeh – 30 g
  3. 1 Cup soybeans – 29 g
  4. 1 Cup lentils – 18 g
  5. 1 Cup pinto beans – 15 g
  6. 1 Cup black beans – 15 g
  7. 1 Cup chickpeas – 15 g
  8. 1/4 Cup sunflower seeds – 8 g
  9. 1 Cup quinoa – 8 g
  10. 2 Tablespoon peanut butter – 8 g
  11. 1 Cup broccoli – 8 g
  12. 1 Cup brown rice – 8
  13. 1 Cup oatmeal – 7 g
  14. 1/4 Cup almonds – 7.4 g

What are your favorite ways to enjoy these foods? Do you find that you struggle with adding protein to your daily routine or are you reaching or exceeding your limit?

Sources:
http://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/protein
The 30-Day Vegan Challenge by Colleen Patrick-Goudreau Page 155

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