One of the first concerns that people encounter when trying to eat more plant-based is: but how will I get enough protein? It’s a valid question. After all, the “eat more protein” message has been drummed into our heads for decades by the massive ad campaigns of the beef, chicken, pork, egg, and dairy councils. You know — the organizations who profit when we eat more protein.
In today’s post, we’re going to venture into that strange territory outside of those mainstream messages — beyond the land of “beef, it’s what for dinner” and “pork be inspired” (or “the other white meat”) or the “incredible, edible egg.”
We’re going to answer the following questions:
- How do we know if we’re eating enough protein?
- Do I need to add protein powder to my smoothies?
- Do I need to have large amounts of protein at every meal?
Now before we get started, let me just say that I’m not suggesting that protein’s not important.