7 Plant-Based Foods That Pack More Protein than a Cheeseburger

25/02/2021

New Zealanders are obsessed with protein. Particularly the types of proteins that come from animals, such as meat, dairy, and eggs.

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.

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.

100grams of peanut butter = 26grams of protein

Peanut butter

100g of pumpkin seeds = 24grams of protein

pumpkin seeds

100grams of almonds = 23grams of protein 

 

Almond milk and almonds.

100grams of pistachios = 23grams of protein

Pistachio ice cream

100grams of cashews =  21grams of protein

Cashews

100grams of black chia seeds = 20gram of protein 

Chia pudding from Simply Healthy Vegan blog.

100grams of tahini =  20grams of protein  

Tahini hummus

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.

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