We all need to eat a healthy and well-balanced diet to keep ourselves in great condition, right? And one thing we all need is a great source of daily protein to help us rebuild our muscles, keep our mind functioning properly, and our cells working together nicely. But honestly, sometimes the traditional sources of protein such as lean meats, fish or poultry simply doesn’t quite fit the bill, either due to lifestyle choices or dietary restrictions. So here are a few other great sources of protein that you can add to your diet.
Protein Source # 1: Red Beans and Rice
I first fell in love with this signature dish while I was spending time helping to rebuild a house down in New Orleans in the mid-1990s. We were working with a Reverend Harnell, a man of great size and even greater heart. I introduced him to the wonders of chipped ham, and he introduced me to red beans and rice one Thursday afternoon. I later learned that the satisfying combination of rice and red beans with a bit of flavor rich spices helped to create a set of complete proteins that the body has an easy time digesting in most cases. A good serving has approximately 7 grams of protein.