Sunday, September 26, 2010

Protein Rich Food

I think a lot of us think that protein only comes from meat and tend to forget about other sources. We think non meat food are rich other things like vitamins and such. But you will be surpriseda there is so many different foods high in protein. This also means that our kids are likely getting much more protein in their diet than we think.

Common protein rich foods can include:

• Milk
• Soy Milk
• Eggs
• Cheese
• Peanut Butter
• Lean Meats, Fish, and Poultry
• Beans,
Lentils, and other Legumes
• Grains, including bread and pasta
• Nuts and Seeds

Tofu is an excellent source of protein - tofu contains 10.1 grams of protein. In comparison, 1/2 cup of dairy milk contains 5.1 grams of protein, one 3 oz egg contains 6 grams and 4 oz ground beef contains about 26 grams of protein.

Tofu however may not be rich in calcium and iron, 2 minerals, growing children need. Supplement protein dishes with dairy products.

Happy Teaching and Cooking!

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