Reader Request: Plant-Based Protein!

Q: I haven’t found animal products appetizing lately…. can you suggest alternatives to make sure I’m getting my protein requirement daily?

A: Whether or not you choose to completely eliminate animal products from your diet, it’s always important to MIX IT UP and get your nutritional needs from different sources. Fitness Trainer, Bob Harper recently shared his favorite plant-based protein picks. Below are a few of his favorites to help you POWER up your diet!

1. ALL kinds of beans (black, kidney, great northern, chick peas, black eyed peas, green peas, lentils, pinto beans, lima beans)
2. Tempeh
3. Seitan
4. Tofu
5. Veggie burger
6. Quinoa
7. Oatmeal
8. Brown rice
9. Whole wheat bread
10. Nuts
11. Peanut butter
12. Soy milk
13. Hemp Protein
14. Green Pea Protein
15. Brown Rice Protein
16. Vegan Protein Powder
17. Chlorella
18. Plenty of rich green leafy vegetables

How many of you readers already incorporate these into your diet? Feel free to share fun plant-based protein recipes or meal ideas. I’m always all ears 🙂

 

Send your fitness questions in! I’m always happy to help you on your way to a healthier, happier self 🙂

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