These nourishing protein alternatives range from vitamin-packed nut butter spreads to vegetarian-friendly cold cuts. When looking at products modeled after cured meats or deli counter favorites like salami and sausages, standouts include banana jerky snacks that replace traditional meat with a plant-based substitute.
Similarly, traditional veggie burgers are getting an inventive overhaul with examples like patties and pepperoni that are derived from soybean and jackfruit ingredients. Additional standouts include portion-controlled or veggie-infused cheese strings snacks along with healthier dessert options like decadent brownies that are actually made with a chickpea base.
High protein legume pastas and cricket flower energy bars round off these protein alternatives and serve as the perfect pre or post-workout pick-me-up or meal options that keeps nutrition, well-being and ultimately sustainability in mind.
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