Share on Facebook

A Trusted Friend in a Complicated World

9 Perfect Protein Solutions for Vegetarians

Great protein options to round out your meal.

1 / 9

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 / 9

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 / 9

3. Lentils

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

4 / 9

4. Soy

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

5 / 9

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 / 9

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 / 9

7. Beans

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

8 / 9

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 / 9

9. Quinoa

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

Reader's Digest
Originally Published in Reader's Digest