Needed for:

Growth and repair of body tissues. Needed for functioning of hormones and enzymes.


Found in:

1 egg yolk 6
1 oz cheese 7
1/8 cup lentils 6.7
1 tablespoon peanut butter 4
1/8 cup chick peas 4.8
1/8 cup black beans 5
2 tablespoons chia seeds 4.7
1/2 cup yogurt 6
1 oz tofu 2.2


Also in:

Legumes and Beans
All nuts
Plant-Based milks
Dairy products
Seeds, including hemp seed products
Whole Grains
Fruits and vegetables, for example, avocado, asparagus, oranges, bananas, carrots and more


Recipes rich in Protein:

Tofu scramble
Peanut butter and jelly muffins
Blueberry oatmeal with Almond milk
Chickpea scramble


Recommended Daily Intake:

– Birth to 6 months: approx. 13 g
– 6-12 months: approx. 18 g
– 1-3 years: approx. 23 g

To more accurately determine your baby’s daily protein requirements, simply multiply your baby’s weight by the protein number associated with his or her age group:
– For babies 0-6 months old, multiply your baby’s weight in pounds by 1
– For babies 6-12 months old, multiply your baby’s weight in pounds by .9
– For babies 1-3 years old, multiply your baby’s weight in pounds by .81
For example, if your baby is 15 months old and 24 pounds, your baby would require 19.4 grams of protein daily (.81×24=19.4)

These protein requirements might seem high, but rest assured that if your baby enjoys a healthy, varied, plant-based diet, she will automatically meet all her protein needs. There’s even protein in fruits and vegetables like banana, carrots, cauliflower and potatoes!