If there’s one nutrient that seems to have no shortage of praise, it’s protein. Perhaps best known for its ability to repair muscle tissue post-workout or maintain lean body mass, protein, in fact, does a lot more! Getting adequate protein helps to promote the feeling of fullness. It also plays a crucial role in several internal bodily processes. And while you can get protein from the usual suspects, like meat, fish, and dairy, plant-based sources also offer fiber and health-protective antioxidants. Excellent sources of plant-based protein include legumes, nuts, and seeds. They’re also very easy to incorporate into your diet!
Protein-Packed Recipe Ideas
Below are some of our favorite 100 percent plant-based recipes that are packed with the power of protein.
No-Bake Peanut Butter Granola Bars: Featuring two different types of seeds and three different types of nuts, these no-bake bars are a surefire way to help keep you satisfied.
Classic Hummus: Is there anything better than hummus? Starring garbanzo beans, this versatile spread is equally as delicious atop salads as it is served alongside pita chips.
Peanut Butter: Insider tip: yes, you can make homemade peanut butter in your nutribullet. There’s no looking back now.
Sesame Bites: These ridiculously nutrient-packed bites are great to keep on hand throughout the week for kids and kids at heart. They can help fuel you through the next Zoom meeting and keep your little one fueled for playing at the park.
Blueberry Forever Smoothie: A company-wide favorite! Made with almond butter and an optional scoop of protein powder, this nutritious blend packs a serious punch.
Speaking of protein, here’s some helpful info regarding what to look for in a protein powder.