Eating less meat is healthier for your body and can also be healthier for the planet. There are many natural plant foods that can replace the protein in meat, and eating these foods may lower the risk for heart disease, high blood pressure, obesity, cancer and other chronic diseases.
Good plant-based sources of protein include beans, lentils, peas, nuts and seeds, whole grains, tofu and tempeh. Beans, peas and lentils are great alternatives to meat because they’re naturally low in fat, contain fibre, protein and have some vitamins and minerals as well.
Take a look at what’s in the same serving of chicken and chickpeas.