Legumes are great since Protein levels are much higher than most vegetarian foods, legumes are also insanely rich in potassium in contrast to other foods. Because of the common misconception of what legumes are, I’ll explain for you, So the word legume refers to a plant that produces pods, beans are the mature seeds within those pods. The family of Legumes the world has access to is large! Therefore I’ll go ahead and list them to help out!
Granola is an awesome breakfast or snack food also great on long hikes or bike rides to help keep your energy flowing. Although most granola you buy at the store isn’t that healthy for you considering saturated fat and sugar opposed to protein, in case you’re unsatisfied by the the sugar and saturated fat levels in the granola or granola bars you’re buying you could make your own! if you’re interested check out this recipe I found while looking for a granola recipe of my own.
3. Wheat Germ
I know what you’re thinking, “wheatgerm?” “What in the world is wheatgerm?” First of all if you know the term germinate then you can probably come up with an educated guess. Wheat Germ is the reproductive part that when germinated turns into a plant! High in protein, 4.4 grams of protein per 1.5 tablespoons it makes a perfect fit as the third High Protein Vegetarian Food. In addition to awesome protein levels Wheat Germ has an insanely high content of betaine (1241 mg/100 g) to be exact so it’s perfect to help you get your morning started right (Don’t know what betaine is? Heres my article on it!). Although I suggest using something to sweeten the pot, on its own Wheat Germ is pretty horrible tasting. Here are a couple suggestions!
- Peanut Butter