Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Plant-based Eating


Growing up I ate a diet that consisted of mostly processed food (if you can even call it food! ;) Vegetables came from a can, mashed potatoes were made from flakes, and we always had lots of treats. Seems like since I was a teenager that I've been searching for a healthier way. 

There is just so much information out there - in books, online, and social media. What works for one person doesn't always work for everyone. 

But I have been drawn to plant-based eating.

 I have been trying to eat more plant-based this past week. But I just have so many questions!

One of the questions I have is about protein. How do I get enough? And what is enough?

I found an article here that gives protein amounts for foods other that meat:


1. Organic Edamame - 18g per 1 cup serving (cooked)

2. Organic Tempeh - 16 g per 3 oz serving

3. Organic Tofu - 8 to 15 g per 3 oz serving

4. Lentils - 9 g per 1/2 cup serving

5. Black Beans - 7.6 g per 1/2 cup serving (cooked)

6. Lima Beans - 7.3 g per 1/2 cup serving (cooked)

7. Peanuts or Peanut Butter - 7 g per 1/4 cup serving or 2 Tbsp peanut butter

8. Wild Rice - 6.5 g per 1 cup serving (cooked)

9. Chickpeas - 6 g per 1/2 cup serving

10. Almonds - 6 g per 1/4 cup serving

11. Chia Seeds - 6 g per 2 Tbsp

12. Steel-Cut Oatmeal - 5 g in 1/4 cup serving (dry)

13. Cashews - 5 g per 1/4 cup serving

14. Pumpkin seeds - 5 g per 1/4 cup serving

15. Potatoes - 4 g in 1 medium white potato

16. 3 g per 1/2 cup serving (cooked)

17. Organic Corn - 2.5 g per 1/2 cup serving

18. Avocado - 2 g per 1/2 avocado

19. Broccoli - 2 g per 1/2 cup serving (cooked)

20. Brussels Sprouts - 2 g per 1/2 cup serving


Looks like there are a bunch of foods I need to add to my diet!

On my quest to finding out more about this and figuring it out myself, here are some articles that I've come across that are very helpful and that I will dig deeper into!







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On to a continued quest for health!!

Do you have any tips or ideas on how to adopt a plant-based diet for a family?