Top 7 Plant-Based Protein Sources

This little bean is high in protein and other nutrients.Fiber, vitamins, minerals, and bio-nutrients abound in lentils.Their versatility as a topping, side, or main meal is impressive.



Pistachios provide 6 grams of full plant protein per meal, thus I recommend them for their amino acid profile.

Quinoa, officially a seed, is one of the best protein sources in cereals (sorry, white rice!).



Chickpeas (garbanzo beans) are another legume that experts recommend, whether roasted for a snack or combined into a creamy hummus spread.

Hemp hearts are shelled hemp seeds and offer 10 grams of protein per serving.Hemp hearts as a protein 'booster' for meals and snacks, although not always in full servings.

Hemp Seeds


Tofu is prepared by coagulating soy milk and pressing the curds into a block. It can be used as a firm meat substitute or a silken egg or dairy alternative.

Jones advises pre-cooked soy beans for a post-workout snack since they have all the benefits of soy but are easier to pack.

Roasted Edamame

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