Top Plant-Based Protein Sources

Smith believes this tiny bean is high in protein and other nutrients."Lentils are rich in fiber, vitamins, minerals, and bio-nutrients."

"Amino acid profile should be considered when choosing plant proteins, so I love recommending pistachios, as they offer 6 grams of complete plant protein per serving," Jones adds. 

Quinoa, a seed, is one of the best protein sources in cereals (sorry, white rice!).

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Chickpeas are rich in protein, folate, fiber, iron, phosphorus, and healthy fatty acids.

Jones suggests starting now because they're high in protein. "Hemp hearts are shelled hemp seeds and offer 10 grams of protein per serving," adds. 

Soy is an important one because it contains all nine essential amino acids, making it a complete protein

You do want to keep the portion sizes in check as peanut butter is one of the more calorie dense plant-based protein options.

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