*Beans (chickpeas,black soy and lentils)
*Nuts (almonds, walnuts, peanuts)
*Grains (quinoa, brown rice)
*Pasta & Bread (whole grain)
*Vegetables (spinach, broccoli, potato)
*Dairy alternatives (soy and almond milk)
The best part is that this list is really just the tip of the iceberg! Protein is a component in so many of the healthy foods that make up a balanced diet and it really is easier then some people might think to get an adequate amount (which, according to the Vegetarian Society website in the UK is 45g per day for women between 19-49 years old who are not pregnant or breastfeeding) This knowledge is extremely valuable to me as I continue to make a conscious effort on a daily basis to use nutrition as fuel for my training and to experiment more in the kitchen! And by no means am I saying that people should go meat-free because I truly believe that is a personal choice, but I do think its great to have wholesome options either way.
And speaking of protein here's dinner tonight:
Look how big that green pepper is!
Throw it all together
Add the last of the spinach and some carrot-slaw
And voila! Dinner is served!
So tell me, what are some of your favorite non-meat sources of protein?