I’ve been asked by a number of clients,” how do I add more protein to my diet”? This comes up after I’ve talked about staying satiated longer, eating less and still building muscle. And for those of us who can’t do whey products, a lifeline has appeared: PEA PROTEIN.
I am of the generation whose parents would always say,” clean your plate, finish your food” .There are many nights at the dinner table when peas would mysteriously roll off the plate and make their way onto the floor. Fortunately, there was always a dog there happy to eat the evidence. But nowadays, peas are making a comeback, and they warrant another look.
Peas are a very good source of protein and they pack quite a punch in small amounts. And you can pass on the peas and carrot medley, for better tasting, more exciting options.Believe it or not, you can build muscle with pea protein, just like whey.Its low in carbs, good for the heart and is a source of fiber. Here are some options:
PEA PROTEIN POWDER -SunWarrior Organic powder has a good taste and packs 18 gms of protein/scoop. Add fruit or peanut butter and you’ll stay satiated for hours
DRIED PEA CRISP- These are a grab and go snack that you eat like peanuts. Very tasty with 5-8 gms of protein/serving. ** Be careful of the salt
PEA PROTEIN MILK- The new kid on the block it has 10 gms of protein/cup and MORE calcium than cow’s milk.
So, when it comes to getting healthy, we all have plenty of options. Keep searching until you find the one that works for you!
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