9 Perfect Protein Solutions for Vegetarians

By Reader's Digest Editors
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    1. Cereal

    Cereals fortified with extra protein from whole grains are an excellent breakfast or anytime snack. Make your own oatmeal and top it with your favorite ingredients for a healthy, tasty way to begin your day.

    2. Nuts

    A handful of your favorite nuts provide protein and other vitamins. Swap a handful of potato chips for the crunch of natural nuts and you’ll give your body a filling protein boost.

    3. Lentils

    Perfect in soups or as a side, lentils are an economical way to get flavor and protein into your diet.

    4. Soy

    Some varieties of tofu and protein provide as much protein as milk.

    5. Peanut Butter

    Like nuts, peanut butter is a great way to give your body the protein it needs. Because of the high fat content, its important to eat this tasty treat in moderation.

    6. Cheese

    Pick your favorite cheese and enjoy a few slices on a sandwich or as a snack with whole grain crackers and an apple.

    7. Beans

    With plenty of varieties, beans offer a low-fat way to get more protein and fiber into your diet.

    8. Broccoli

    Added to your lunchtime salad or as a side dish to a weeknight meal, broccoli is a dark leafy green that’s packed with protein.

    9. Quinoa

    Try this protein-rich whole grain instead of rice for a flavorful swap that will keep you feeling fuller, longer.

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