Today’s Solutions: December 04, 2021

Our world is in a precarious environmental situation at the moment and the way conventional livestock and agriculture industries function only exacerbate climate issues, which is why many people are switching to a vegan or vegetarian diet, or choosing to support farms that produce meat in a more sustainable way.

One of the main concerns people have if they wish to eliminate or reduce their meat intake is that their meals won’t be as satisfying or won’t provide them with adequate protein, however, there are many plant-based protein sources, some of which pack more protein than their animal-based counterparts and have the added benefit of being easier for our bodies to digest. Below, you’ll find five examples of delicious plant-based foods that offer even more protein than meat.

Black beans

Black beans are a versatile food that packs a punch with 15 grams of protein in each one-cup serving, which is about the same as two chicken drumsticks. Read more about the bountiful benefits of beans in this article we wrote.

Soybeans

Soybeans are making a comeback from the nasty rumors going around that soy can cause hormonal imbalances or cancer. These claims have been refuted by science, so go ahead and incorporate soy into your next meal. Soybeans serve up an impressive 18 grams of protein for every cup, which is comparable to a hamburger patty.

Nut butter

Spread one-quarter of a cup of almond butter on your toast in the morning for 12 grams of protein, or peanut butter, which gives you eight grams of protein for every two tablespoons.

Oatmeal

Oatmeal is a breakfast of champions with 12 grams of protein per serving. Top it off with some nut butter and soy milk and you’ll be fueling yourself for a productive day with over 20 grams of protein in a single plant-based meal.

Hemp seeds

Per serving, hemp seeds provide 31 grams of complete protein, while a chicken breast only gets you 26 grams. As it’s a complete protein, hemp offers you all nine essential amino acids. They are also easily integrated into a wide range of dishes, like smoothies, granola, oatmeal, and salads.

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