Like many families at the moment, our food budget is pretty tight and people always want to know how we can be getting (and more importantly giving the kids) enough protein and fruit/veg when our grocery spend is so low.
It can be tricky, especially when you're plant-based, have kids and/or are on a tight budget but it can be done!
🤔But Why Do We Need Protein?
Our body needs protein to maintain and repair tissues: our hair, skin, muscles and organs all need protein to remain healthy. Of course, our body is constantly doing this and it is something we take for granted, but children especially need protein in order to grow.
When we digest proteins, they are broken down into amino acids, which the body uses to make new proteins. Some can be produced by the human body whereas others we can only get from the diet; these are called essential amino acids.
🤔 But How Much Protein Do We Need?
Here is an excellent guide you might want to look at:
As a guide, the recommended amount for adult women is 45g of protein per day