In an effort to cut down on unhealthy saturated fats, most food experts suggest limiting red meat consumption and choosing the leanest cuts when possible. Even white meats, such as turkey and chicken, have saturated fat, especially if you eat the skin. If you're interested in adding more plant-based proteins to your diet in place of meat, you have plenty of choices. Along with nuts, seeds, legumes and beans, here are a few to consider:
- Peas: one cup of peas contains about 9 grams of protein.
- Hemp seeds: one ounce has about 10 grams of protein. It pairs well with Greek yogurt, which is also protein-packed.
- Broccoli: one cup, cooked, has about 7 grams of protein.
- Lentils: one cup cooked has 18 grams of protein
- Quinoa: one cup cooked has 9 grams of protein