Eating plant proteins, such as nuts and beans, helps prevent muscle loss and makes it easier for you to maintain a healthy weight. Add more plant proteins to your diet by making these healthy swaps.
Find your tofu type. Tried tofu and didn’t like it? Don’t give up just yet. Tofu comes in different forms – firm, extra firm and silken. You may prefer one form over another.
Add beans. It’s a quick and easy way to make a meatless dish. Any type will do – kidney, black, pinto and garbanzo beans and lentils. They’re all high in protein with about 10 to 15 grams per cup.
Snack on nuts. A handful of almonds, peanuts or cashews make a great protein-packed snack. Even nut butters like peanut butter and almond butter are great sources of plant protein. Just be mindful of serving sizes because nuts tend to be high in calories.
Keep a list. Not sure which plants are high in protein? Use our cheat sheet below. It’s a diverse list of popular protein-packed plant foods.
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