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7 ways for vegetarians to get their share of protein

By: Onlymyhealth Staff Writer, Onlymyhealth Editorial Team,Date:May 30, 2017
Seafood and poultry are the best sources of quality protein out there, but if you are a vegetarian you do not need to miss out on your fair share of protein. We have listed out 7 protein rich vegetarian foods which will definitely make up for lack of meat in your diet.
  • 1

    Beans and legumes

    After seafood and poultry, beans are the richest protein source out there. Including beans in your daily diet can ensure that your daily requirement of protein is met. Soy beans, kidney beans, mung dal all are example of beans/legumes which have high protein content.

    Beans and legumes
  • 2

    Soy

    The most popular protein source amongst vegetarians or vegans on a high protein diet. Soy contains good quality protein and is pretty versatile as a food source. Tofu made from soy is a great meat replacement and contains similar macro nutrients.

    Soy
  • 3

    Quinoa

    You must have heard about it a lot. It is touted as the new health food which has numerous health benefits, being high in protein one of them. Add a serving of quinoa salad to your diet every now and then and you are good to go.

    Quinoa
  • 4

    Peanut butter

    Peanut butter is not only yummy, but also contains a lot of protein. Have a dollop on a slice of toast for your breakfast and say goodbye to hunger pangs and growling stomach until your lunchtime.

    Peanut butter
  • 5

    Cottage cheese

    In every 100 grams of cottage cheese, there is 11 to 12 grams of proteins. It makes for a great protein rich snack. Just grill and sprinkle with a few herbs and spices and enjoy a yummy healthy snack while getting your share of protein.

    Cottage cheese
  • 6

    Greek yogurt

    <p>Greek yogurt is simple yogurt which has the whey, or any liquids strained out of it. The process of straining results in a thicker and more solid yogurt with lesser carbohydrates and sugars and more protein per serving.</p> Image source : Getty

    Greek yogurt
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