7 Plant-Based Foods That Pack More Protein than a Cheeseburger
New Zealanders are obsessed with protein. Particularly the types of proteins that come from animals, such as meat, dairy, and eggs.
From the whey protein we dump into shakes after hitting the gym, to the cheeseburgers we chow down on at fast food restaurants, it’s almost as if we can’t get enough protein. It’s this insatiable appetite that fuels the factory farming industry.
However, this couldn’t be further from the truth. We don’t have to rely only on meat, dairy, and egg products to reach the recommended protein suggested suggested by the New Zealand Ministry of Health in the Nutrient Reference Values for Australia and New Zealand.
These 7 plant-based foods pack more protein than a cheeseburger (16.3 g). By adding them into your diet, you can help transform the food system to be kinder to animals and the planet, as well as improving your overall health.
A half cup of peanut butter (32 g)
One cup of lentils (18 g)
A half cup of chickpeas (19 g)
A cup and a half of vegetarian baked beans (21 g)
One cup of tofu (20 g)
A half cup of seitan (25 g)
Four cups of uncooked spinach (20 g)
By eating more plant-based protein and reducing your intake of cruelly-produced meat, dairy, and eggs, you can help us create a kinder food system.