vegetarian protein sources

9 Super-Healthy, Vegetarian Protein Sources

You don't need a 20-ounce porterhouse to meet your daily protein requirement. There are much cheaper and healthier protein sources to choose from.



9 Super-Healthy, Vegetarian Protein Sources: Nuts & Seeds

Nuts & Seeds

Protein Content: Nuts, 3 to 7 g per 1/3-cup serving, depending on the type (peanuts and pine nuts have the most); Seeds, 2 to 5 g per 1/3-cup serving, depending on type

Why You Should Eat More: Almonds, walnuts, pecans, pistachios, cashews, and pine nuts are all good vegetarian protein sources. "Try a sprinkle of chopped nuts on everything from oatmeal to yogurt to salad, and nut-based dressings are healthy and delicious," says Blatner. On the seed side, Blatner recommends pumpkin, sesame, and sunflower. "I particularly like seed butter, such as sunflower seed butter, on toast with an apple for breakfast," she says.

We Like: SunButter Organic Sunflower Seed Spread



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