It's a common misconception that you won't get enough protein if you don't eat meat. However, there are many other food items you can munch on to receive your daily protein intake, two of the most common being nuts and seeds.
Conveniently, organic food stores like Famous Foods provide a wide selection to tempt your tastebuds.
So, whether you're a vivacious vegetarian, valiant vegan, or simply seeking new and creative ways to get more protein, here are five nuts and seeds packed with protein.
Peanuts are technically part of the legume family, but from a nutritional and culinary standpoint, they are considered a nut.
With 9.5 grams of protein per ¼ cup serving, peanuts provide a lot of plant-based protein, containing the highest protein content out of all of the most commonly eaten nuts.
To get technical, yet again, almonds are actually seeds. So, they serve as double trouble on this list!
Almonds contain roughly seven grams of protein per ¼ cup serving. The tough brown outer layer also contains a supercharged concentration of antioxidants. So, if you're looking to get the most out of these little bite-sized beauties, keep the skin on.
Chia seeds are the epitome of small but mighty chock full of nutrients, including protein.
While you likely wouldn't consume them by the ¼ cup full, for the sake of consistency, this same measurement would supply around seven grams of protein.
Many appreciate charming chia for its versatility. Whether you blend them into a smoothie, make a delicious chia pudding, or use them as a garnish, the possibilities are endless.
Walnut? More like why not! Again, technically a seed, walnuts are an excellent source of healthy fats, omega fatty acids, antioxidants, and, you guessed it, protein.
¼ cup serving of chopped walnuts will bank you roughly 4.5 grams of protein. These are another versatile wonder that is excellent for incorporating into salads, meat-based dishes, or munching on the go.
Typically bundled in with sweet treats like Pecan Sandies or pecan pie, these healthy nuts actually offer tons of nutritional benefits.
On top of possessing roughly 2.7 grams of protein per ¼ cup serving, pecans also contain high fibre, zinc and magnesium levels. They’re pint-sized but packed with protein.
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