MEATLESS SOURCES OF PRO­TEIN

Health & Nutrition - - NUTRITION UPDATE -

Eggs: Eggs are versatile, in­ex­pen­sive and a con­ve­nient source of pro­tein. A large egg con­tains about six grams of pro­tein.

Dairy: Dairy can be in­cor­po­rated into meals or snacks. One con­tainer of non-fat Greek yo­ghurt has about 15 grams of pro­tein, depend­ing on the brand. Ad­di­tion­ally, an 8-ounce glass of milk con­tains 8 grams, and half a cup of cot­tage cheese con­tains 12 grams of pro­tein.

Legumes: Beans and lentils are great sources of pro­teins at about 6 to 9 grams of pro­tein per half cup. You can use them to make a dip, add them to salad or stuff them in pep­pers.

Nuts and nut but­ters: Two ta­ble­spoons of peanut but­ter con­tain 7 grams of pro­tein and one ounce of dry roasted al­monds con­tains 6 grams.

Nuts and nut but­ters are also very fill­ing, be­cause in ad­di­tion to pro­tein they con­tain healthy fat.

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