Relatives, friends, and complete strangers often ask vegetarians and vegans where they get their protein. The truth is that the meat industry has spent a lot of money and time trying to convince the public that the only healthy way to get protein is from animal products.
Fortunately, that’s not the truth. It is easy to get all the protein you need from plants!
Say goodbye to animal products and try some of these cruelty-free and healthy protein-rich recipes:
1. Lentil Soup
Lentils are packed with protein. Each serving of these powerhouse legumes delivers a whopping 12 grams of protein! Recipe here.
2. Chana Masala
Chickpeas are an amazing, versatile protein source. Fun fact: A half cup of chickpeas has more protein than a burger! This delicious recipe is sure to keep you satisfied.
3. Chole Palak
Not only is this dish packed with protein-rich chickpeas; the spinach gives you both protein and iron! This recipe is a winner!
4. Cashew Tofu Veggie Stir-Fry
This recipe has several protein sources, but the main star of this dish is tofu. With 10 grams of protein per half cup, tofu is the perfect delicious and nutritious addition to just about any meal.
5. Chickpea Lentil Quinoa Spinach Stew
You already know about chickpeas and lentils, but what about quinoa? This ancient whole grain is loaded with eight grams of protein per cup! Find this recipe here.
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