High Protein Vegetarian Meals
The American Heart Association reports that a semi-vegetarian diet lowers your risk of heart disease and stroke, which are health conditions associated with obesity. Our recipes for high protein vegetarian meals will get you started on a meatless eating plan. This makes it easy to reduce the amount of meat in your diet: Simply eat high protein vegetarian meals a few times per week — per your doctor’s advice, of course.
High Protein Vegetarian Menus
High Protein Vegetarian Breakfast
It is often said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. There is much evidence to support this. When you start your morning with a breakfast vegetarian plate, here are a few choices to consider.
Breakfast is a good meal for that first protein charge of the day. Smoothies, baked quiches, scrambled tofu and peanut butter are all good starters. Homemade Vegetarian Protein Shakes, Spinach Tofu Scramble, Vegetarian Egg Casserole, Peanut Butter Granola Wrap, and Tempeh and Potato Hash Browns are all protein-enriched dishes to start the day off healthy. See vegetarian breakfast recipes.
High Protein Vegetarian Salads and Sandwiches
Midday lunch is the meal that is meant to keep us going until the end of the work day. It is the boost we need before heading home. Lunchtime choices include Quick and Easy White Bean Salad, Tabbouleh Salad, Whole Grain Apple and Cheese Sandwich, Black Bean and Hummus Wrap Sandwich, and Quinoa and Feta Salad. Get vegetarian lunch recipes.
High Protein Vegetarian Dinners
Dinner is the final meal of the day and usually the largest. Good dinner choices include Black Bean Enchilada Casserole, Baked Barley and Cheese Casserole, Sweet and Sour Tempeh, and Garlic and Parmesan Quinoa. View vegetarian dinner recipes.
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High Protein Vegetarian Soup Recipes
Everyone enjoys a good bowl of soup as an appetizer, snack, or meal. Satisfying soups that are high in protein include Fat-free Curried Split Pea Soup, Vegetarian Lentil Soup, Quick an Easy Black Bean Soup, and Yellow Split Pea Dahl. Get vegan and vegetarian soup recipes.
Tofu contains over 10 grams of protein per half cup and fits easily into any meal. It goes well with many different foods. A bit can be added to a regular smoothie or to stir fry. Silken tofu can be used to help create a number of desserts including Quick and Easy Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie, Easy Vegan Pumpkin Custard Recipe, and Quick and Easy Chocolate Banana Pudding. View tofu recipes.
High Protein Vegetarian Food List
In a prior post, I cited a list of High Protein Vegetarian Foods. An abbreviated list of these foods includes:
Vegetables and legumes are top choices. They are low in fat and high in protein.
For example, one cup of broccoli or one cup of cooked sweet potato contains 5 grams of protein. Two cups of kale also has 5 grams of protein, and one avocado has 10 grams. An extended list of vegetables includes asparagus, beets, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, cucumber, and mushrooms.
Legumes are plants that hold their fruit in pods. Legumes are high in fiber and other nutrients and include beans, lentils, peas and peanuts. Read, “Vegan Protein Powder for Weight Loss.”
Dairy products, soy products, nuts, seeds, and nut butters are some additional recommendations.
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