I just wanted to address something after having a conversation with a friend and realising there is a slight misconception when it comes to protein, as well as getting it from plant based sources.
Our recommended protein intake daily is 0.8 grams per kg of body weight. The average woman aged 19-70 needs roughly 46 grams daily. Some people think we need 100g or some crazy high amount, but unless you’re doing strenuous exercise or activity, we don’t need much more than 46-48.
The second misconception is that vegetarian or vegan diets make it hard to obtain protein. I just logged my breakfast and lunch into tracking website, and before even adding dinner or snacks I have already eaten 51 grams of protein. All I’ve had is homemade cereal, oats and almond milk. Completely plant based, very high-carbohydrate foods, and I have already met the RDI before 1pm. Dinner is usually a much more protein-rich meal, including things like lentils, spinach, broccoli, beans, mushroom, tofu, tempeh, veggie burgers, etc, but even with simple grains my needs have already been met for the day.
As long as you’re eating nutrient rich foods and eating sufficient calories (i.e. 2000-2200+ daily), it is practically impossible to be protein deficient.