Healthier eating, eco-conscious living, and compassionate treatment of fellow creatures are all reasons to seek foods that offer sufficient
protein as alternatives to meat. Whether you embrace a full vegan or vegetarian life or skip animal-based proteins occasionally, choose Glenda’s Farmhouse products as healthy sources of protein, meat-free.
The walnuts and almonds grown and sold by Glenda’s Farmhouse are rich in protein and versatile. We’re an Andersen & Sons Shelling brand located in Northern California, the world’s primary region for tree nut production.
Nuts as a Protein Source
Choosing to add tree nuts to your diet is easy! Grab them as a snack; throw them in a casserole, stir fry, salad, or smoothie; or grind them up to use as a foundation for “meatless” meat.
Protein is critical for the human diet. From the musculoskeletal system to immunity, cellular function, energy, and skin/hair health, the amino acids in protein are essential to life.
Almonds (serving size = ¼ cup = 35 grams)
When you enjoy almonds, make sure that the brown skin remains to get the maximum antioxidants found in this layer. The wealth of antioxidants in almonds also protects against aging, heart disease, and some types of cancer. One serving of almonds contains 7 grams of protein.
Walnuts (serving size = ¼ cup = 29 grams)
Ground walnuts offer a delicious alternative to ground red meat with the right spices. However, walnuts provide a bevy of other health benefits, a meat-like texture when ground, and the tendency to absorb flavors. A single serving of walnuts contains 4.5 grams of protein.
The Omega-3 fatty acids (ALA) found in walnuts are terrific for cardiovascular health. Additional health benefits extend to practically every system of the body.
Cashews (serving size = ¼ cup = 32 grams)
Protein isn’t the only valuable element found within cashews. A serving of cashews provides 5 grams of protein. One serving has ⅘ of the daily value of copper, a mineral needed for making red blood cells and promoting immunity. Low copper intake can also indicate osteoporosis development, a condition when bones weaken and become brittle.
Pecans (serving size = 1 ounce = 28 grams = about 19 pecan halves)
Pecans are high in fat, but the 20 grams of fat are essentially healthy fatty acids beneficial to cardiovascular function. In a little less than ¼ cup of pecans lies 2.6 grams of protein and 4 grams of carbs, most of which are fiber. The benefits of enjoying pecans include management of diabetes, weight loss support, mitigation of cancer risk, and the surety of regular bowel movements.
Easy Ways to Incorporate Protein Without Meat
- Top cereal with almonds for crunch, flavor, and protein.
- Incorporate pecans into steamed vegetables with seasoning and a bit of olive oil.
- Chopped almonds or walnuts atop any salad is a delicious protein supplement.
- For a delicious, healthy, protein-filled wrap, toss almonds, tomato, bell pepper, onion, lettuce, and cilantro with a dressing and fill a warm wheat tortilla.
- Protein-filled pate made from walnuts is easy and delicious. Soak walnuts for several hours, process with parsley, garlic, onion, lime juice, and olive oil, and then spread across the foundation of your choice.
Protein-filled alternatives to meat come in all forms. From tofu to the Impossible Burger, plant-based proteins are everywhere today, but remember the quality of Mother Nature’s plant protein – the nut – in your search for trends. Glenda’s Farmhouse will deliver walnuts, cashews, almonds, and pecans right to your door. Order today: either online or by calling (530) 839-2236.
Did you know?
Our Walnut Crumbles are nutritious and sustainable for your body and your wallet plus the environment!
Glenda’s Farmhouse supports a bee and pollinator-friendly environment. 🐝