Protein
Powerhouses
Want high-quality protein without the saturated fat, cholesterol, or cruelty of meat? Consider adding these protein powerhouses to your meals. Oh, and did we mention how delicious they are?
Vegan and Vegetarian protein rich foods for healthy vegetarian or vegan meals, including beans.

Beans

Whether black or pinto, kidney or garbanzo, beans are cheap, easy to cook, and packed with protein. Pop open a can of beans and stuff them in a taco, mix them with seasoned rice, or drop them into a pot of soup – beans can do it all.
Vegan and Vegetarian protein rich foods for healthy vegetarian or vegan meals, including lentils.

Lentils

Delicious as a soup, or with onions and carrots over a bed of rice, lentils are a worldwide favorite. And each serving packs a whopping 12 grams of protein.
Vegan and Vegetarian protein rich foods for healthy vegetarian or vegan meals, including meat substitutes like Gardein.

Vegetarian Meats

From veggie burgers to soyrizo, vegetarian meats are mouthwatering and high in protein. They’re perfect for quick and easy sandwiches, barbecues, and entrées that will impress even your most carnivorous friends.
Vegan and Vegetarian protein rich foods for healthy vegetarian or vegan meals, including tofu.

Tofu

This versatile food can be tossed in stir-fries, baked with barbecue sauce, or charbroiled on the grill. Slather it with your favorite marinade or spices, and be sure to choose the firm or extra-firm variety for hearty meals.
Vegan and Vegetarian protein rich foods for healthy vegetarian or vegan meals, including nuts and peanut butter.

Nuts and Peanut Butter

Peanut butter is always a great go-to snack, and nuts can do even more. Adding walnuts, almonds, cashews, or other nuts to your breakfast cereal, salads and stir-fries is an easy way to add a protein-packed crunch. Or, just eat them right out of the jar.
Vegan and Vegetarian protein rich foods for a healthy vegetarian or vegan meals, including soymilk.

Soy Milk

Great in your morning cereal or smoothie, soy milk has as much protein as cow’s milk without the cholesterol or the cruelty. Try different flavors like creamy, vanilla, or chocolate to find your favorite.
Vegan and Vegetarian protein rich foods for healthy vegetarian or vegan meals.
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