Sneaky Ways To Eat Protein Without Meat Jan 11, 2016 by Sarah (Day Styles)
Surprisingly, spinach has a ton of protein packed in it. Spinach actually has more protein than a steak by weight (of course you’d have to eat A LOT of spinach for it to be equal in weight to a steak). In addition to the protein in spinach, it’s also packed full of vitamin A and fiber. Spinach might seem like a pain, but it’s too healthy for you to pass up entirely.
There are so many types of beans they are a great way to keep variety in your meals when you’re eating vegetarian. Black beans and garbanzo beans are the two beans with the highest protein content in them. You can have beans in salads, tacos, soups, stews, and more. Beans can be used to make burgers as well, which is a useful trick for vegan and vegetarian diets. Beans are another food somewhat high in calories, but the number of nutrients in them make up for it.
Supplements and Bars
If you’re worried about the amount of protein you’re eating (or lack thereof), then opt to include a protein bar or protein powder in your food throughout the day. Put a scoop of protein powder in your smoothie or nosh on a protein bar as a snack mid-afternoon. Again, watch for the sugar content in these because they could be quite high. But there are plenty all-natural or unsweetened protein bars using nuts, seeds, or yogurt!
Mix and match these different types of protein for your snacks, salads, and meals. It can be easy to add some variety to your diet and avoid eating too much meat.