Protein is one of the Micronutrients, which means that our body needs a lot of it to function properly
Our body uses Protein to repair tissues. You also use protein to make enzymes, hormones, and other body chemicals. Protein is an important building block of bones, muscles, cartilage, skin, and blood.
Our hairs and nails are also mostly protein.
So how can you meet your daily protein requirement without eating meat?
Well, vegetables are not the first thing that comes to mind when thinking about protein, and it is true to some extent. But not all Veggies are created equal
Here's a list of 5 Vegetables that are high in protein
5 grams per 1 medium potato (with skin)
Potatoes not just taste good but they are a good source of protein.
18 grams per 1 cup
Lentils are not vegetables, they belong to the Legume family. But they are packed with Protein.
8.5 grams per 1 cup
Green Peas are my personal favorite, they are delicious and can be added to a lot of recipes.
12 grams per 1/4 cup (dry)
Another member of the Legume family, they also are a good source of iron and fiber.
2.97 grams per 1 cup
They have only 20 calories per cup but are packed with protein, potassium, and other disease-fighting goodness.