An essential guide to optimal whole-food, plant-based protein sources, prep and cooking tips, and a 4-week meal plan for a manageable transition.
Embarking on their journey, people who are beginners to plant-based eating often find themselves asking, "But where will I get my protein from now?" The simple answer is: from plants! Plants are optimal protein sources, and yes, it is entirely possible to get your daily protein requirements exclusively from plants.
In High-Protein Plant-Based Diet for Beginners, wellness leader and coach Maya A. Howard offers an invaluable guide that breaks down which plants have the highest protein content, shows you how to combine ingredients for complete protein meals, and features delicious everyday recipes that use a variety of high-protein whole-food plants, like vegetables, grains, legumes, nuts, seeds, and even fruit!
High-Protein Plant-Based Diet for Beginners features:
• A beginner's guide to plant protein, including a handy chart showing the highest-protein plant foods and a short tutorial on how to pair ingredients for a complete protein meal.
• Quick and easy recipes featuring high-protein options for every meal of the day (even snacks and desserts!), like Banana Oatmeal Bake, Sweet Potato Chia Pancakes, Chickpea Tortilla Soup, Kale Pesto Zucchini Linguini, Pineapple Fried Rice, Watermelon Poke Bowl, and Black Bean Fudge Brownies.
• An easy-to-follow 4-week meal plan, complete with helpful grocery lists and step-by-step prepping instructions that takes the guesswork out of your first four weeks.
About the Author
Maya A. Howard is a wellness writer, self-taught home cook and plant-based recipe developer, digital content creator, and a full-time dietetics student pursuing a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist credential. She is the founder of Maya’s Healthy Day, an online destination that inspires, empowers, and educates women of color to live healthy and purpose-driven lives. She is from Inglewood, California.
Ariel Warren, RDN, CD, CDCES, is a leader in several diabetes organizations, an author, and a business owner of a telehealth private practice. While she specializes in diabetes care, Ariel uses a holistic approach to help all her clients treat and prevent disease through whole-food plant-based eating.