Wait! Plants have Protein?
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Can you really get enough protein from plants? Many people think that the only way to get protein is from animal sources like meat and dairy products but this isn't the case. Eating more protein can increase muscle strength and satiety.
6 Plant-Based Proteins to Add to your Meals
1 cup = 8 grams protein
Tip: It's great sprinkled over salads, in baked goods and as a replacement for rice
2. Hummus & Pita
1 whole-wheat pita and 2 tbsp hummus = 7 grams protein
Tip: makes a great snack or appetizer
3. Chia Seeds
2 tbsp = 4 grams protein
Tip: add to smoothies, yogurt, salads, and baked goods
4. Peanut Butter Sandwich
2- slices of whole-wheat bread with 2 tbsp peanut butter = 15 grams protein
Tip: works great for a pre or post workout snack.
5. Rice & Beans
1 cup = 7 grams protein
Tip: serve them together or in a whole wheat burrito
1/2 cup = 16.5 grams protein
Tip: add to yogurt, sprinkle on salads eat a handful for a healthy snack
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