All Of The Protein Without The Meat
It can be overwhelming to try and get enough protein when steak, chicken, and other meat-based proteins are off the table. Luckily with the number of delicious protein options available, there are many ways to intake a healthy amount of protein and go entirely meat-free.
Do you really need to have meat with every meal? The short answer is no. The concept of having meat with every meal is an old-school way of thinking. There are plenty of meatless options out there to give you variety and help you hit your nutritional goals without compromising your preferences. Keep reading for a variety of meatless ways to incorporate protein into your life.
How Can I Get Protein Without Eating Meat?
Does all protein have to come from an animal? No way! There are many different sources of high-quality protein, all animal-free.
Get your protein with greens! Veggies high in protein include broccoli, brussels sprouts, sweet potatoes, potatoes, artichokes, asparagus, and spinach. All of these contain 4-5 grams of protein per cooked cup.
Legumes and grains for the win! Soybeans pack a mean protein punch with 31.3 grams of protein/cup. The legumes such as lentils, white beans, cranberry beans, split peas, pinto beans, kidney beans, black beans, and navy beans can deliver anywhere from 15-17 grams of protein/cup. You can also try cornmeal (4.4 grams/cup), kamut (also known as wheat berries) (9.8 grams/cup), quinoa (8.1 grams/cup), whole wheat pasta (7 grams/cup), wild rice (6.5 grams/cup), millet (6.1 grams/cup), oatmeal (5.9 grams/cup), and buckwheat (5.7 grams/cup). When it comes to legumes and grains, there are plenty of options to satisfy even the pickiest of tastebuds. While packed with protein, some of these options are denser in carbohydrates so be sure to pay attention to the nutrition facts and also check with your approved proteins list included in your Xyngular bundle or kit.
Nuts are an excellent source of protein. But what kind? The choice is up to you! Add almonds to your diet (7 grams per 1/4 cup), walnuts (4.5 grams per ¼ cup), pistachios (6 grams per ¼ cup), cashews (5 grams per ¼ cup), pine nuts (4.5 grams per ¼ cup), brazil nuts (4.75 grams per ¼ cup), or the traditional classic peanuts with 9.5 grams per ¼ cup. If you prefer nut butter for your protein, peanut butter is a heavyweight, weighing in with 8 grams of protein in two tablespoons. Coming in second place is almond butter with 7 grams of protein in two tablespoons. Other options depend on your taste preferences but include walnut butter, cashew nut butter, and sunflower seed spread. As a warning, nuts are also quite high in fat content as well which isn’t necessarily a bad thing if you eat them in moderation.
Go tropical! Guava is one of the most protein-rich fruits with 4.2 grams of protein in every cup. Other choices include jackfruit (3 grams per cup), avocado (3 grams/cup), apricots (2 grams/cup), blackberries (2 grams/cup), kiwi (2 grams/cup), cherries (1.6 grams/cup), or even raisins with 1 gram of protein per cup.
Looking for a quick and satisfying protein fix? Protein powder to the rescue! Xyngular Lean provides 10 grams of protein per serving to help you hit your protein goals, fill you up, and reduce cravings throughout the day. It also contains all nine essential amino acids that support lean muscle development and recovery, digestive enzymes to support gut health, and all the benefits of vitamins and minerals.* Adding Xyngular Complete Collagen™ to the mix will improve digestion and skin elasticity, all while boosting your natural collagen production with 10 grams of multi-sourced collagen protein.*
Five Meat-Free Protein-Rich Dinner Ideas
Looking for new recipes? Check out these meat-free dinner options.
Calories: 230, Fat: 3g, Protein: 7g, Carbs: 46g
This meatless option contains protein-rich vegetables that can serve as a main dish or a complimentary side dish. Meatless Monday!
Fat: 18g, Protein: 13g, Carbs: 41g
Bring your favorite takeout meal home! Packed with flavor, fiber, and protein, rich flavors abound in this vegetarian recipe!
Calories: 219, Fat: 15g, Protein: 15g, Carbs: 5g
Jumpstart your morning with this quick and easy protein-packed super meal or try it at lunch with a light salad. You can also sauté your favorite vegetables and serve it in the evening for a light dinner.
Calories: 429, Fat: 33g, Protein: 23g, Carbs: 18g
Whipping up a low-carb scramble requires no prep time, and it only takes a few minutes from skillet to plate. Tofu is always a protein win!
Calories: 284, Fat: 24g, Protein: 11g, Carbs: 12g
When it comes to veggies high in protein, spinach is the clear winner, containing one of the highest levels of protein. Try this refreshing classic on its own or as a side dish to compliment your main meal.
High-Quality Protein Per Serving With Complete Collage And Lean
Protein in a powder is easy to prepare and easy to consume. Offering quick and easy protein on the go, this option offers little to no clean-up. It is a high-quality form of protein that fits into any lifestyle or meal plan. Xyngular Complete Collagen™ and Xyngular Lean were created with the knowledge that protein is key for wellness and weight loss, and that quality counts. Xyngular Complete Collagen™ is formulated with ethically-sourced collagen and amino acids that promote digestion and overall gut health.* Plus, it's so easy to add to your daily routine! One scoop of Xyngular Lean works to check appetite while building lean muscle.*
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.