best  plant-based proteins

The most common question for those considering a plant-based diet is,  "what about protein?"

Here are 5 of the best  plant-based options for protein!


Similar to barley, this, "ancient grain" serves up around 8g of protein per serving. It is a great replacement for rice based dishes.


Tempeh is a proboitic rich food made from fermented soy. It is a great replacement for meat with an average of 18g of protein per serving. 


Lentils are a part of the legume family and are perfect over rice, in soup, or even as a veggie burger base. Each serving is around 15g of protein.  

hemp seeds

Hemp seeds can be sprinkled over oatmeal or even blended in smoothies. They provide about 9g of protein per serving. 


Chickpeas can be used in a variety of ways from savory foods to baking. One cup provides roughly 12g of protein.