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Recipes high in plant protein

Focused on Health - October 2013

These recipes are part of the Healthy Bites challenge to eat more plant proteins. They were developed to help you eat healthy foods and lower your cancer risks!

Making plant protein swaps two to three times a week helps prevent muscle loss and makes it easier for you to maintain a healthy weight.

Bean Curry Crostata Recipe
Chickpeas and kidney beans make a great plant protein swap. They contain about 14 to 15 grams of protein per cup. This recipe also includes sweet potatoes, which have 4 grams of protein per cup.

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Easy Stuffed Peppers Recipe
Black beans are the protein swap in this recipe. This dish also includes brown rice, a whole grain that’s rich in fiber to protect the body’s cells from damage that may lead to cancer.

Quinoa Cranberry Salad Recipe
Quinoa is a healthy alternative to rice or pasta. It’s also a whole grain with about 8 grams of protein per cup cooked. The cranberries in this recipe provide added fiber and cancer-fighting antioxidants.

Lentils and Rice Recipe
Lentils have about 17 grams of protein per cup cooked. Plus, they’re packed with fiber to help lower colorectal cancer risks. Try this dish with whole grain rice for extra cancer-fighting goodness.

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