Plant Based Protein Sources

We wouldn’t lie to you, there’s actually protein in all of these ingredients

Nutrition Facts

This post contains affiliate links (what is this?)

Plant Based Protein Sources

We have big news.

Brace yourselves, this is going to rock your world…

…you don’t have to eat animal products to get protein in your diet.

It’s true! There are plants, legumes, seeds and grains that supply your body with protein.

According to Dr. Weil, “You’ll do well if you eat a balanced diet with lots of fruits and vegetables, legumes, nuts, seeds and soy foods.” (source)

In today’s world, we have an interesting relationship with meat. Most meals are centered around it, and everything from the sauce to the wine depends on what meat is served.

So we’ve put together this infographic to clear up the common misconception.

You don’t have to be a vegan or vegetarian to enjoy these meatless options, just open to making a few adjustments to diversify the nutrients in your diet.

Not to mention, adding these foods to your life will supply you with a boat load of nutrients such as fiber, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants! (varies based on item)

If you’re worried that making dietary changes will not give you enough protein, follow Dr. Weil’s guide…

“I recommend that you divide your daily calories as follows: 40 to 50 percent from carbohydrates (including vegetables, fruit, whole grains, starchy roots and tubers, and legumes), 30 percent from fat, and 20 to 30 percent from protein, which amounts to between 100 and 150 grams on a 2,000 calorie-a-day diet” (source).

Check out the guide below for the protein content of various plant based products! If you’re looking for ways to use these ingredients, check out our recipe section here!

Plant Based Protein Sources | The Little Pine


  1. laurenalforddesign

    love this! as a vegetarian, I am always being asked, “but where do you get your protein?” – thinking I need to add chia and sesame seeds to my mix. thanks!

    • Lindsey

      Hi Lauren! So happy to hear you found some inspiration in the graphic! Yum… chia and sesame seeds are delicious and packed with a bunch of other nutrients. Let those meat eaters know what’s up!

  2. Kathryn Grace

    Terrific guide, and I love the graphic, which showed up in my Twitter feed today. Sharing this on my FB page come #MeatlessMonday.

    • Lindsey

      Thank you so much Kathryn! Hope you found some inspiration in this post ❤