Tag: plant-based protein

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Nuts and Seeds

Enjoying a variety of your favorite nuts and seeds is a great way to benefit from heart-healthy unsaturated fats, including omega-3 fatty acids. Nuts and seeds are also high in plant-based protein, fiber, folate, magnesium, antioxidants like vitamin E and selenium, and phytochemicals. However, both nuts and seeds can be very high in calories, so […]

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Split Peas

Split peas are a delicious, nutritious way to add fiber, protein, and other nutrients to your meals. Split peas are legumes, along with dried beans, lentils, and soybeans. They are not to be confused with green peas or garden peas, which are considered a starchy vegetable. Split peas are a great source of […]

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Lentils

Lentils are a great source of important nutrients and an easy addition to meals. Lentils are part of the legume family, along with beans, split peas, and soybeans. They are a great source of protein, and have many associated  health benefits. One half cup of cooked lentils contains about 115 calories, 9 […]