Getting enough protein is important in every diet, but it can be an added challenge for vegetarians. Many people even think it’s impossible to get enough protein on a vegetarian diet, but even without eating meat there are still plenty of ways to get enough protein in your diet! Check out these vegetarian sources of protein to add to your diet today!
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Seeds and nuts
Chia seeds, hemp seeds, pumpkin seeds, almonds, and cashews are all great sources of protein. Add them on top of your salads, yogurt, or any other meal to boost your protein level for each meal!
Quinoa, teff, and buckwheat are all great grains with high protein content. Try using them in the place of rice. Add them into salads and stirfrys for a good dose of protein without eating meat!
Beans, lentils, and chickpeas are great sources of protein, and are easy bases for a meal. Try making a vegetarian chili, black bean soup, or even burgers out of these ingredients. Hummus is another great idea, and you can even add these legumes to salads for a great dose of protein!
Try drinking grass-fed milk or eating greek yogurt to pack in your protein grams for the day! You can make your shake each morning with grass-fed milk and add some extra protein with a scoop of vegan protein powder or peanut butter!
Spinach is a great source of protein, as is broccoli. These are easy ingredients to sneak into salads, casseroles, soups, and stirfrys! Peas and artichokes bring protein to the table, too, so consider using these in your soups and salads as well!
For those that aren’t vegans, eggs are an easy way to sneak more protein into any meal. They go well scrambled, boiled, fried, or poached and at every meal of the day! Try slipping them into your salads, soups, on top of your chili or inside your stirfrys!
What’s your favorite meatless protein source? There are so many to choose from but it’s always great to discover new options!
- Seeds and Nuts
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- What's your favorite meatless protein source? There are so many to choose from but it's always great to discover new options!
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