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How to get your protein in, while not eating so much meat?

Carnivores eat plants too!


But how do you do that, when you’re so used to throwing some chicken, or deli meat to your meal for some protein?


You’re trying to get all your protein in, while not eating so much meat.


You want to increase your plant intake, but you also want to make sure you’re getting enough protein?


You already know that plants are generally nutrient dense, offering many health benefits, but what can you eat instead of meat to ensure you’re getting enough protein?



There are many plant foods that are protein rich for you carnivores out there.


Here are 10 plant sources of protein to add to your diet:

  1. Chickpeas – 1 cup=15g protein

  2. Black beans – 1 cup = 15g protein

  3. Peas – 1 cup = 8g protein

  4. Lentils – 1 cup = 18g protein

  5. Tempeh – 3 oz = 15g protein

  6. Hemp seeds – ¼ cup = 13g protein

  7. Quinoa – 1 cup = 8g protein

  8. Pepitas – ¼ cup = 11g protein

  9. Oats – 1 cup (dry) = 12g protein

  10. Cashews – 3 oz = 15g protein

There are so much more examples out there.


A couple of my favorites also include nut butters (peanut, cashew, almond etc), seeds (sunflower, chia, flax, pumpkin), and walnuts.

The following is general information. Please speak with a dietitian for your individual needs.


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