THE 9 BEST PLANT-BASED PROTEIN SOURCES

Lentils

"Lentils are rich in fiber, vitamins, minerals, and bio-nutrients." They’re also incredibly versatile, either as a topper, side dish, or main.

Pistachios

"Amino acid profile should be considered when choosing plant proteins, so I love recommending pistachios, as they offer 6 grams of complete plant protein per serving,"

Quinoa

Though technically a seed, quinoa is typically grouped with grains and is one of the best sources of protein in that category (apologies, white rice!).

Chickpeas

Whether roasted for a munchable snack or blended into a creamy hummus spread, chickpeas (aka garbanzo beans) are another legume that gets top scores from the experts.

Hemp Seeds

Never thrown a bag of hemp seeds into your grocery cart? Now might be the time to start, says Jones, as they're a great source of protein.

Tofu

Typically used as a meat substitute in its firm state or as an egg or dairy substitute in its silken form, tofu is made by coagulating soy milk and pressing the resulting curds into a block.

Roasted Edamame

"While regular edamame is also a good source of protein, roasted edamame [in a single serve packet] is perfect for busy on-the-go lives and snacking from anywhere with 14 grams per 1/3 cup serving."

Peanut Butter

"You'll get about seven grams of protein from two tablespoons of peanut butter,"."You do want to keep the portion sizes in check as peanut butter is one of the more calorie dense plant-based protein options."

Fava Beans

"Fava beans are some of the highest protein beans that also offer potassium and fiber,"

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