Substitutes for protein when you want to reduce or eliminate meat from your diet are essential. While you’ll find plenty of vegan and vegetarian processed “meats” in the frozen department of the grocery store, the healthiest foods are always the most basic, unprocessed options. Glenda’s Farmhouse walnuts, and other products, are filled with protein and are as natural as nature allows.
Glenda’s Farmhouse, a branch of Andersen & Sons Shelling located in Vina, California, operates an entirely peanut-free facility. We commit ourselves to sustainable farming practices, land protection, and pollinating insects. Within Glenda’s Farmhouse catalog, you’ll find walnuts, hazelnuts, almonds, pecans, cashews, sea salt, and other nut-based products.
Nuts and Protein
Protein consumption is essential for the appropriate function of various body systems. Proteins affect nearly every aspect of body function – from cellular function to energy, immunity, musculoskeletal composition and function, and skin/hair health, little goes unaffected by amino acids. Nine of the 20 amino acids, the building blocks of proteins, are essential for human life.
Incorporating nuts into your diet is an easy way to amp up your protein intake. Grab a handful of plain, toasted, or seasoned walnuts for a snack; grind them up as a sub for ground meat, or add them to a sauce, stir fry, salad, or casserole. The myriad ways to add nuts to your diet are as plentiful as the various health benefits of increased nut consumption.
- Add to a steamed vegetable dish
- Top cereal, ice cream, yogurt, oatmeal, etc.
- Add crunch to a salad without the croutons
- Make a lettuce or tortilla wrap with nuts as the protein base
- Process the nuts into a ground texture for a ground meat alternative or a paste for a pâté. Season to suit the cuisine.
Almonds and Protein
You’ll gain about 7 grams of protein in one handful of almonds! Skin-on almonds offer incredible antioxidant composition and powerful nutrients that fight inflammation and the diseases related to it, like cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, cardiovascular disease, and more.
Walnuts and Protein
A serving of walnuts offers 4.5 g of protein, but that’s not all. Walnuts also provide ALA, an essential Omega-3 Fatty Acid; antioxidants like Vitamin E and polyphenols; fiber; and more.
Cashews and Protein
A ¼ cup single-size serving of cashews provides 5 g of protein. In addition to the high degree of protein, cashews offer 80% of the copper suggested for daily consumption. Without sufficient copper, you risk developing osteoporosis, insufficient red blood cell development, and insufficient immunity.
Pecans and Protein
Pecans offer less protein than other nuts, but a single serving still provides 2.6 g of protein. The magic of pecans stems from their significant amount of healthy fatty acids and the mostly fiber carbohydrate content. Pecan consumption supports weight management, insulin function, cancer prevention, and constipation avoidance.
Nuts from Glenda’s Farmhouse are the ideal unprocessed protein substitutes for meat. The supermarket is full of laboratory-created meat alternatives, and they may have a place on your menu. However, for wholesome, high-quality foods, count on us. We offer convenient ordering online or by calling (530) 839-2236, affordable pricing, and home delivery. Allow us to make your meatless adventure simple, tasty, and nutritious.