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:
Chickpeas – 1 cup=15g protein
Black beans – 1 cup = 15g protein
Peas – 1 cup = 8g protein
Lentils – 1 cup = 18g protein
Tempeh – 3 oz = 15g protein
Hemp seeds – ¼ cup = 13g protein
Quinoa – 1 cup = 8g protein
Pepitas – ¼ cup = 11g protein
Oats – 1 cup (dry) = 12g protein
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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