Where do you get your protein if you don’t eat meat?
Have you considered eating plant based protein for dinner?
Are you mostly sedentary, or moderately active? If so, you are possibly consuming twice the amount of daily protein you need for good health. Hence, your daily consumption of protein amounts to more than 10% of your total calorie intake. Consequently, the surplus you are consuming is probably transformed into body fat. This is where plant based protein becomes an interesting option to consider.
Many foods that are not from animal source are good protein options.
Great plant based proteins
- Legumes (lentils, beans, chickpeas)
- Quinoa, dark leafy greens (kale, spinach)
- Seeds (hemp, sesame, chia)
- Nuts (peanuts, hazelnuts, almonds, pistachios)
- Tofu, tempeh
Most vegetables also contain protein: avocado, broccoli, green peas, etc.
Researchers have published conclusive scientific data about the health benefits of a vegetarian lifestyle. As a result, the medical community, and the population in general have changed their perception towards vegetarianism. Therefore, the plant based diet is now perceived has a wholesome lifestyle with many health and environmental benefits.
When a child adopts a plant-based diet, it can lead to healthy eating habits in the long term.
You might find it difficult, at the beginning, to prepare balanced plant based meals. Also, if you are not used to cooking with legumes, nuts and seeds, it might seems like too much work. I believe you can successfully make the transition to a healthier lifestyle with a bit of support and a lot of motivation. In this blog, you will find the protein content, per portion, for each of my vegetarian recipes.
In conclusion, if you choose to occasionally eat meat, while keeping the focus of your diet on plants, this is also a viable and healthy option.
Are you ready to start making better food choices for you and your family? Stay tuned for plant based recipes in my future posts! You can subscribe to this blog, and receive notifications of new posts and recipes by email on a monthly basis.