Some people are concerned about their lack of protein when transitioning to a plant-based diet. That’s one of the easier questions that I get to explain. Protein is in all plant-based foods. The amount of protein may vary from one food to another but protein is there The Journal of Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics did a study in 2013, which was the largest in the history of people who ate a whole food plant-based diet. The findings were that the average vegan ate 80% more protein than people who were on a traditional diet…meat eaters. WOW!
If you are concerned about protein, add these choices to your diet.
Check out this high protein vegan list:
Millet, 1 cup cookes=8 grams
Tempeh, 1/2 package=22 grams
Tofu, 1 cup cooked=20 grams
Pumpkin Seeds, 1/2 cup= 17 grams
Almonds, 1/2 cup= 16 grams
Hemp Seeds, 1/4 raw= 10 grams
Split Peas, 1/2 cup= 16 grams
Garbanzo Beans (chickpeas)
Lentils, 1 cup=18 grams