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How to Meet Your Protein Needs without Meat

A Guide to Vegetarian Protein Sources


4/3/2012 5:12:01 AM

1)The best protein source on the planet is leafy greens.
2)Our protein requirements are 2 1/2 to 5% of our total caloric content
3)Any more than 10% protein ingestion and it passes out of our bodies in our urine.
3/12/2012 3:04:13 PM


LOL - peanuts are a legume? Good luck finding them in the beans section of the store.

Also, there would be twenty comments from people asking why peanuts were not listed "in the nuts section".

Glad u caught such an important error - maybe you can tell us about tomato fruit next.
2/29/2012 8:38:44 AM

KUNIKLOS's SparkPage
The is an inaccuracy in the article. Peanuts are legumes, not nuts.
11/8/2011 9:21:24 AM

MAHOGANY13's SparkPage
This is a great article! I did not realize how low my protein intake was until I started tracking through Now I have a better idea how to supplement my diet to make up for the lacking proteins. Thanks
8/16/2011 7:04:49 AM

PWDMOMMY1's SparkPage
thanks for this info! great resource!
3/20/2011 10:55:24 AM

NEEDTOBE145's SparkPage
Great information. I didn't realize soybeans had so much protein! I am going to try to incorporate more of these foods into my food plant.
9/3/2010 9:51:09 PM

Great information on food that I am eating or could be eating to help with my protein intake.
9/2/2010 8:46:49 AM

I recently found sprouted tofu. Its basically tofu w/ less risks! It's delicious.
6/25/2010 12:19:00 PM

KMJ0919's SparkPage
Great article - Thanks!!!
3/21/2010 11:59:32 AM

NWFL59's SparkPage
Thank you for this article. I keep coming back to it and have printed it out for future reference so i can post it in my kitchen at also at my desk where I make my grocery shopping lists.
2/28/2010 11:09:54 AM

I found this very helpfull, thanks.

I like the idea of Quinoa mixed with honey, berries and almonds being a protien rich breakfast and will try this
2/23/2010 7:48:29 PM

Good article!

Something I recently learned is that PER CALORIE, broccoli has more protein than steak, not to mention all the good nutrients besides protein. Worrying about protein and not paying attention to other nutrients is like checking your car tires all the time but not looking at the oil or the gas gauge or... (you get the picture)

Eat lots of veggies and live long and healthy!

By the way, you can avoid using quite a bit of oil and fat by cooking them in some of those nice prepared soups that come in boxes. If you chose ones that are organic and low-fat (and sometimes low-sodium), you can saute your veggies in some of the soup, and then add some of your own creative seasoning. It's easy, healthy, quick, and good!
10/31/2009 12:37:45 PM

SHEILA1505's SparkPage
Many thanx for all of this incl.the comments - I have a Veg.houseguest for 17weeks and have started to run out of protein ideas altho using Lentils, Chickpeas, Beans, Dairy and eggs. Feel healthier than ever myself too
10/27/2009 2:51:58 PM

That's because the old rule of "food combining" is outdated. You don't need to eat various proteins in a single meal to make complete proteins. A varied diet in general (eating different types of amino acids at different times) works.
10/18/2009 8:45:58 PM

What I find endlessly amusing is that no one is EVER concerned about nutritional content till you mention that you're a vegetarian or.. (gasp) a vegan. Then all of a sudden everyone is a nutritionist. BUT, the only thing they're concerned about is if you, as a vegan, get enough protein. Most often, my response is, "Did you?". I ask if they've gotten enough vitamin A? The point is, that there are so many nutrients out there that no one ever asks themselves about, till you come out of the vegetarian closet. So far, not one person who as asked me how I get my protein has had any clue as to how well they've balanced their nutritional scale. Funny.

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