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13 High-Protein Recipes for Vegetarians

Though meat is off the menu, vegetarians have plenty of options for getting protein in their diet--whether for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. These recipes feature high-protein foods like eggs, lentils, and curry.




Breakfast

Yummy Veggie Omelet: "I enjoy this omelet served on top of toast." Daily value of protein: 43%

Breakfast Burritos de Frank: "A jumble of my favorite foods (eggs, beans, cheese, salsa) make breakfast friendly!" Daily value of protein: 37%

Green Chile Frittata: "This rich recipe is great for either a brunch or breakfast. You can make this a day ahead if you want to serve it for an early morning breakfast." Daily value of protein: 32%


    Lunch

    Sloppy Sams: "If you love the idea of Sloppy Joes, but you are a vegetarian--fear not! Sloppy Sams are for you." Daily value of protein: 39%

    Easy Lentil Feta Wraps: "My husband loves it, and I love that it takes only a few minutes to make!" Daily value of protein: 34%

    Black Bean Lasagna: "A yummy meatless pasta dish." Daily value of protein: 54%

    Moroccan Lentil Soup: "Thick, delicious and nutritious, especially in the winter!" Daily value of protein: 37%


      Snack

      Breaded Fried Softly-Spiced Tofu: "The crust on the tofu sticks is tasty and the texture is really wonderful." Daily value of protein: 33%

      Spicy Baked Feta: "This is such an easy appetizer that never fails to impress!" Daily value of protein: 17%

      Caprese on a Stick: "This is a great, easy finger appetizer." Daily value of protein: 21%


        Dinner

        Red Lentil Curry: "This is a rich and hearty lentil curry, great as a main meal." Daily value of protein: 24%

        Tofu Parmigiana: "You'll just about swear this is eggplant or veal! One of my husband's favorites, and he doesn't even suspect!" Daily value of protein: 51%

        Seven-Layer Tortilla Pie: Looks like a pie, cuts like a pie, and tastes like a little bit of Southwestern heaven. Daily value of protein: 42%

          Comments
          Paula 
          Aug. 27, 2013 10:07 am
          I'm trying to eat more protein lately and this page of recipe suggestions really helps! I saved several that I know will go over well with my husband too. Thanks!
           
          Mar. 1, 2014 7:40 am
          As a part of my low sodium Dr. ordered lifestyle, the only meat I cook is fish. so getting enough protein is a challenging, thanks for the help.
           
          vshelford 
          Mar. 18, 2014 10:19 am
          Your recipes refer to percentages of daily protein, but individual requirements vary. As someone with Post Polio Syndrome, I need an unusually high protein intake. I would appreciate having the information in terms of grams of protein, and not just a generic percentage.
           
           
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