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Boost Your Protein Intake With Plants

02.08.2018

Going meat-free occasionally if perhaps even frequently has become ever more common, health benefits and low costs have proven persuading factors.

Meat is tough to beat when it comes to protein content, with next in line usually being eggs and dairy products. But have you thought about ditching animal products altogether on the odd occasion?

These following plant-based foods will help you on your way to getting your daily protein quota with ease, simply click on the recipes in the right hand column to get started.

 

Foods

Protein content per 100g serving

Recipes

Soy

12-19g

Miso, Vegetable & Tempeh Soup

Marinated Tofu

Oats

17g

Natural Oatcakes

- Winter Warming Porridge (replace milk and yoghurt with soy alternatives)

Chickpeas

9g

Braised Coconut & Chickpeas with Lemon

Roasted Pumpkin Hummus

Lentils

9g

Veggie & Lentil Bolognaise

Tomato & Lentil Dahl

Wholegrains

4-6g

Homemade Seeded Crackers

Pearl Barley, Sausage & Tomato Stew (exchange sausage for tofu)

Seeds

18-20g

Chia, Berry & Spinach Smoothie

Chickpea Pancakes (replace yoghurt with soy alternative)

Nuts

18-21g

Apple & Peanut Butter Slices

Banana & Hazelnut Smoothie (replace honey with agave nectar)

Quinoa

4.4g

Thai Peanut Quinoa Salad

Chickpea, Aubergine & Herby Quinoa Grain Bowl (replace yoghurt with soy alternative)

Vegetables

Peas – 5g

Mushrooms – 3.1g

Broccoli – 2.4g

Spinach – 3g

Sprouts – 3.9g

Kale – 1.9g

Corn – 3.2g

Spicy Pepper & Aubergine in Portobello Mushrooms

Kale Crisps

Black beans

21g

Mexican Bean Soup

Bean & Spicy Rice Stuffed Peppers

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