I want to introduce to you VFT’s NEW Featured Expert Kara Landau – Dietitian, Founding Manager of Corporate Nutrition Melbourne, Author and Public Speaker.
When Kara returned home to Australia – I’ve been keeping in touch with Kara over the past year while she’s been travelling and sharing her nutrition advice globally – I asked if she’d like to come on board as one of VFT’s featured nutrition experts.
We’re excited to “officially” welcome Kara! I know how much her advice will benefit you and you’ll love her just as much as we do. 🙂
So we got straight to it and I asked Kara, after receiving soooo many requests from subscribers struggling with this topic – if she could share with us today vegetarian protein sources that you can incorporate into your eating plan.
Read and enjoy… and PLEASE leave your feedback BY CLICKING ON THE COMMENTS box below… I love hearing from you!
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Vegetarian Protein Sources:
Protein Packed, Minus The Meat
By Kara Landau
Long gone are the days when the only food that comes to mind when we think of protein is meat.
With plant based diets being strongly associated with a number of health benefits as well as environmentally friendly, it makes sense to try and find ways of bringing in some plant based sources of protein into your diet.
So what are some of the richest sources of plant based proteins, and have you tried them yet?
As you can see, there are a range of sources of protein that can be included at different meal times, in smoothies, baked into healthy slices, or simply consumed on their own.
Given the different energy density of some of these foods, you can see that you could have quite a bit more broccoli or kale in order to get a more significant amount of protein than the 100g that is shown in the table, whilst still managing to keep your kilojoules down.
Some people used to be worried that they needed to eat animal based proteins in order to obtain all the essential amino acids.
Animal based proteins are complete proteins, which include all 10 essential amino acids (you have to get these from your diet as your body can not make them itself).
The good news is however, that you do not need to get all the essential amino acids in one food or sitting in order to still reap the benefits — you can combine complementary plant-based proteins to get a full-spectrum of amino acids; and guess what, you do not even have to combine complementary proteins all in one meal, you can simply have them spread throughout the day, and your body will take care of the rest!
What are you having for dinner tonight now that you know all of this?
Kara Landau is the founding manager of Corporate Nutrition Melbourne, an Australia wide workplace nutritional consultancy service provider, as well as highly proactive nutritional communications consultant, public speaker, and author of a world wide released publication ‘The Clean Separation’ – empowering young adults to take control of their lives through nutritious dietary choices during a stressful life event.
Through her social media profiles as the ‘Travelling Dietitian’ Kara continues to provide enlightening, practical and engaging nutritionally focused content in an interactive manner to promote healthy eating in a modern format to the global population.
Kara is a progressive, pragmatic and infectiously passionate dietitian who has appeared on a range of broadcast media, including: A Current Affairs, Channel 7 News, Channel 9 News, Channel 10 news, NovaFM and International Radio. She has also been quoted in numerous publications such as: Womens Health and Fitness, Sunday Life Magazine and Body + Soul.