There continues to be a great controversy of how much meat one should eat daily as a source of protein.
I have blogged about this controversy in the past.
This post will just go through my favorite protein substitutes.
Of note women should get about 46 grams of protein per day, and men should get about 56 grams of protein per day.
Here are some of my favorite ways to get protein from non-meat based foods.
Sandra Lora Cremers, MD, FACS
1. Green peas or Mushy Peas
Foods in the legume family are good sources of vegetarian protein One cup of my favorite mushy peas contains 7.9 grams of protein, which is about the same as a cup of milk. f you don’t like peas as a side dish, try blending them into a pesto, says Elle Penner, RD, nutritionist for MyFitnessPal and blogger at Nutritionella.com
. “I blend frozen peas, toasted pine nuts, fresh mint, olive oil, and Parmesan cheese and serve over linguine,” she says. “It’s one of my all-time favorite meat-free meals!”