Whether you are trying out that vegetarian life or just going on a meat cleanse, you still have to get the building blocks of life that are protein from somewhere. A diet lacking in protein will also leave you lacking in energy, lacking in brainpower and could even make you gain weight. Without protein you can’t build or maintain muscle, without muscles burning fat becomes much harder. But never fear! Bring that here is presenting you with the five best sources of protein that isn’t meat.
Beans and Legumes
Not only are beans and legumes great at curing hangovers, they are also an excellent source of protein. Legumes pack up to 9 grams of protein per serving, while beans can carry up to 7.5 grams. Both are easy to make and also pack the essential fiber your body needs to feel full and *ahem* keep things moving
Quinoa packs about 4 grams of protein for every half cup. One thing is for sure, you will eat more than a half cup. Quinoa’s protein profile is unique in that it provides all 9 essential amino acids. If you are serious about packing in the the protein that isn’t meat, you don’t want to miss this super food.
Greek yogurt contains about 17 grams of protein per cup. Thanks to it’s probiotics, it’s considered a superfood for because of how beautifully it protects your immune system and keeps your gut healthy. It’s also been said to work wonder for your hair, skin and nails.
Tempeh gets to brag about having up to 11 grams of protein per half cup serving. The best thing about Tempah is, like tofu, you can cook it in many different ways to suit many different tastes.
With 7 grams of protein per whole egg and exactly 1,845, 342 ways to cook eggs, plus a vitamin profile that is rich in both vitamin d and the b vitamins, eggs are hard to beat as a go-to source of protein. It worked for our great grandparents, it can work for us!