Ways to Get an Adequate Amount of Protein if You’re Vegetarian or Vegan

It used to be believed that there was no real way for vegetarians or vegans to get an appropriate amount of protein without eating meat. However, it feels as if many individuals have switched over to being vegetarian or vegan within the past few years. It is also being recognized that there are plenty of ways to get plant-based protein. This post will go over some of the easiest and healthiest ones. 

Lentils, chickpeas, green peas, almonds, peanuts, spirulina, quinoa, chia seeds, and hemp seeds are some of the most common sources. Soy products like tofu, tempeh, and edamame are also some rich sources of protein. With that being said, it is essential to make sure that the soy is organic and non-GMO as soy is one of the most contaminated products in the United States. 

Another common way is to make protein shakes with a variety of added superfoods. Orgain is a popular brand that is known for their high-quality organic protein powder and they avoid common allergens like gluten and soy. They also sell convenient pre-made protein shakes that include twenty-one vitamins and minerals and can be used as a snack, workout booster, or meal replacement. 

Soups, salads, smoothies, shakes, or hearty Buddha bowls might be some of the easiest ways to incorporate the protein-rich sources mentioned above. Here are some ideas:

Baked Tofu

Green Pea Soup

Asian Garlic Tofu

Vegan Lentil Soup

Spicy Chickpea Salad

1-Pot Vegan Lentil Soup

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

Sweet Vanilla Green Smoothie

Protein Packed Berry Smoothie

Simple, Hearty Vegan Lentil Soup

Chickpea Salad with Cucumbers and Tomatoes

Chickpea Salad with Lemon, Parmesan, and Fresh Herbs

Resources:

https://www.health.com/health/gallery/0,,20718479,00.html

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/protein-for-vegans-vegetarians