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Plant Based Protein Sources

Plant-Based Proteins Sources

Learn about my top plant-based proteins and how to incorporate them into your meals.

Curious about plant protein, how to use it and what are the best plant-based protein foods? I get more and more people are interested in reducing their use of animal products. A shift away from animal products is getting easier with more nutritious plant-based foods available.

 “How can I get enough protein without eating meat?” I guarantee you, it’s easier than you think if you incorporate these sources of plant-based protein.

Regardless of what lifestyle you practice, we all can benefit from a diet rich in plants, along with the fiber, minerals, phytonutrients, and health benefits that they provide.

By: Carol Aguirre MS, RD/LDN

Vegan Pesto

This recipe requires just 5 minutes, 1 bowl, and 6 ingredients to make.

Creamy
Zesty
Garlicky
Healthy
& EASY to make

The base is fresh parsley and garlic with a splash of lemon juice for acidity and brightness.

To make it a sauce, I rely on a mix of extra virgin olive oil and water. If you’re trying to avoid oil, feel free to sub vegetable broth or water!

The easiest vegan pesto in 5 minutes! Flavorful despite being dairy-free, plus an option for lower oil/fat. It's the perfect plant-based spread!

By: Carol Aguirre MS, RD/LDN

Spirulina the Superstar!

Spirulina is a type of blue-green algae considered a superfood due to its excellent nutritional content and health benefits. Spirulina has a high protein and vitamin content, which makes this popular among the plant-based communities. Research suggests that spirulina has antioxidant and inflammation-fighting properties.

By: Carol Aguirre MS, RD/LDN

Tempeh Burger with Vegan Pesto

Tempeh Burger with Vegan Pesto

Nutritious, protein-dense, vegan tempeh burgers. Topped with and a vegan pesto spread. Tempeh is nutritionally dense. Highly nutritious because of the fermentation process, and is packed with protein. The fermentation process binds soybeans into a cake form. It has a strong nutty flavor, holding its shaped when cooked, but absorbs other flavors easily. This fermented soy product is high in probiotics and wide array of vitamins ans minerals. Tempeh and other fermented foods help increase the amount of beneficial bacteria in the gut, which has huge effects on health!

We combined the tempeh in a food processor with sauteed vegetables to form a nutty delicious patty, you will thoroughly enjoy!

By: Carol Aguirre MS, RD/LDN

Vegan Shakshuka

This savory, flavorful shakshuka with chickpeas made in 30 minutes! A hearty and healthy dish made for either for lunch or dinner! It is the perfect meal for a weeknight meal for busy fall nights!

By: Carol Aguirre MS, RD/LDN

Sweet Potato Black Bean Taco's

This smoky, hearty vegan tacos with black beans, roasted sweet potatoes, and kale! The perfect simple, 9-ingredient meal for Mexican night! This is the perfect meal when you have a little extra time on your hands and want to make something extra hearty and flavorful. Top with whatever sounds delicious! I went with a simple avocado sauce.

By: Carol Aguirre MS, RD/LDN