THE 9 BEST PLANT - BASED  PROTEIN SOURCES 

This little legume not only packs a protein punch, but is also an all-around nutritional heavy-hitter.

Lentils

"Amino acid profile should be considered when choosing plant proteins, so I love recommending pistachios, as they offer 6 grams of complete plant protein per serving,"

Pistachios

Though technically a seed, quinoa is typically grouped with grains and is one of the best sources of protein in that category (apologies, white rice!).

Quinoa

Whether roasted for a munchable snack or blended into a creamy hummus spread, chickpeas are another legume that gets top scores from the experts.

Chickpeas

Never thrown a bag of hemp seeds into your grocery cart? Now might be the time to start, says Jones, as they're a great source of protein.

Hemp Seeds

"Soy is an important one because it contains all nine essential amino acids, making it a complete protein,"

Tofu

If you want all the benefits of soy but in a package that's a little easier to, say, throw into a gym bag for a post-workout snack, Jones recommends pre-cooked soy beans.

Roasted Edamame

"You'll get about seven grams of protein from two tablespoons of peanut butter,"

Peanut Butter

"Fava beans are some of the highest protein beans that also offer potassium and fiber,"

Fava Beans

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