12 Protein-Packed Dinners With No Meat

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Protein is important to our health, our workouts and recovery, and our brain function; without it, we wouldn’t function at our best and our bodies wouldn’t be able to support us long-term. However, the problem with the view of protein in our country is where we’re getting the majority of our protein from: animals. Regardless of different opinions out there about including meat as a part of our regular diets, we can’t ignore the fact that meat consumption is causing our  major environmental, health, and humanitarian problems. When you put all the pieces together, it is stime we start looking for a real sustainable alternative. Say hello to plants!

Meat comes from suffering animals. So skip the burger and include these protein-rich plant-based foods in your diet:
 
• 1 Beast Burger from Beyond Meat (23 g)
Throw one of these bad boys on the grill!
 
• 1 cup lentils (18 g)
Lentils are everything. Recipes here.
 
• ¼ cup peanut butter (16 g)
In case you needed a reason to add more peanut butter to your diet!
 
• ½ cup chickpeas (19 g)
Hummus, anyone?
• 4 seven grain crispy tenders from Gardein (16 g)
Delicious AND nutritious!
 
• 1 cup baked beans (14 g)
It doesn’t get much easier than this.
• 1 cup tofu (20 g)
Not only is tofu loaded with protein; it’s a great source of calcium too!
 
• ½ cup sunflower seeds (14 g)
Another excellent protein-dense snack!
• 2 cups cooked quinoa (16 g)
Use any way you’d use rice!
 
• 1 cup dry macaroni (14 g)
There you have it: another reason to eat more pasta!!
• 1 Field Roast Italian sausage (25 g)
Great in pasta or on the grill!
• ½ cup almonds (15 g)
It doesn’t get much easier than this.
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