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Vegetarian Protein Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Vegetarian Protein.

7 Key Nutrients Vegetarians Need to Watch

There are many benefits to being vegetarian and vegan. Regardless of why you chose such a lifestyle, it’s not enough to simply cut the meat, poultry, and seafood from your daily menu. Animal products do offer nutrients that support growth, body...  Read more

Dining Out: Greek & Middle Eastern Cuisines

Characteristics: There’s more to Greek food than gyros, baklava and Greek salads. Many dishes include low-fat dips, but many desserts and pastries are loaded with fat. Overall, this is generally a healthy way to eat; even the higher calor...  Read more

The Vegetarian Way

The 2005 USDA Food Guide Pyramid favors plant-based proteins (like legumes and nuts), and even recommends fewer servings of meat than before. Research has shown that eating a few meatless meals per week can lower risk of heart disease and may eve...  Read more

How to Feed a Vegetarian

It’s 6 o’clock. Your guests should be arriving in less than an hour. Then your friend calls. Guess who’s coming to dinner? Her new boyfriend, who's a vegetarian. One night at the dinner table, your teenage daughter announce...  Read more

How to Meet Your Protein Needs without Meat

Eating a vegetarian diet can be very healthful and rewarding. However, most vegetarians—including soon-to-be vegetarians and their meat-eating loved ones—are concerned about getting adequate protein. Most people are accustomed to getting...  Read more

Too few calories -- need protein!
Updated 4/15/2014 7:34:50 PM

Help! I'm trying to find ways to get up to at least 1200 calories a day and I'm really struggling. I think that is why my body is not budging. I work out every day and burn over 300 calories on one work out machine alone. I'm a student so I can't con...  Read more

protein?
Updated 4/9/2014 10:44:37 AM

What foods do you find have the most protein but the least calories? I am new here but found myself short on protein at the end of my first two days....  Read more

Elderly mom needs protein
Updated 4/10/2014 4:12:01 PM

My mother, who lives in another state, is 79 years old and lives alone. She has been widowed for about 2 years and lives in a very nice assisted living facility. She has lots of friends and social support and loves where she lives. The facility gi...  Read more

Vegetarians Less Healthy A New Study Says....
Updated 4/9/2014 8:24:00 PM

Just wanted share something interesting I read this morning. http://atlanta.cbslocal.com/2014/04/01/s
tudy-vegetarians-less-healthy-lower-qu
ality-of-life-than-meat-eaters/...  Read more

Low Sugar/High Protein Carrot Muffins
Updated 4/1/2014 11:29:37 AM

As a breakfast lover I have been looking for a way to make a muffin that has natural ingredients, is somewhat high in protein, has flavor and is still yummy. Not super sweet but, still good. After tweaking the Whole Foods Carrot Muffin Recipe here is...  Read more

Vegetarian Protein Powder

I've tried all the vegetarian protein powders. Best taste, texture, and calorie count, I love Spiru-tein....  Read more

Cut MORE Fat with Protein

After reading the book, "The Eat Clean Diet" by Tosca Reno for the 2nd time (LOL), I TRULY began to understand the benefits of eating more protein---with every meal (including snacks). Besides drinking more water, protein will help shed those extra p...  Read more

Calling All Vegetarians & Vegans

If you're a vegetarian, vegan, semi-vegetarian, or just interested in a cruelty-free lifestyle, join us here! Get tips for making the transition, dining out, cooking and more....  Read more

All You Ever Wanted to Know about Vegetarian Protein

Not sure how to meet your protein needs without meat? Look no further! We've rounded up a variety of resources to help you learn all you ever wanted to know about vegetarian protein. Reference Guide for Proteins How to Meet Your Protein Nee...  Read more

Meat-Free Fridays: What in the World is TVP?

Each Friday during Lent, the dailySpark will feature a different meat-free main dish. Whether you observe Lent or not, we can all benefit from learning about alternate, affordable proteins. It looks a bit like cereal, but it smells saltier and tastes...  Read more

Vegetarian protein

I stopped eating red meat about 2 years ago when I got pregnant with my daughter. I simply got violently sick to my stomach every time i ate beef. I am completely allergic to fish and seafood. So I pretty much eat nothing for protein except turkey...  Read more

What are your favorite vegetarian protein sources?

I am a vegetarian who eats eggs and dairy. I'm always looking for ways to get more protein into my diet. Any suggestions? 38 Here are some of my favorites: Morning Star frozen foods- ribs, chicken patties, hotdogs. Boca burgers Black...  Read more