If you're not going vegan, Greek yogurt is very high in protein.
Adding protein powder to a smoothy will also boost your protein intake. Whey powder is less expensive, and okay if you're not following a vegan diet. Pea protein powder fits a vegan lifestyle, and has only one ingredient (read the label)!
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3/16/14 5:34 P
I' not a vegetarian myself, but I did just discover a new way to add protein to my diet. Originally I bought chocolate protein shake mix and intended to drink the every morning. After crunching how much protein I was getting in my diet already and adding in the 25gs from the shake, I was actually over what I needed. At that point I started viewing the protein shakes as possible needless extra calories. With the protein mix left over, I started using it as a replacement for creamer in my coffee in the morning. I use about a fifth of a serving per cup (so 5gs) at at least two cups per morning (So minimum 10gs). It saved calories on the creamer, gave me extra protein, used up a shake mix I already had, and actually tastes as good as coffee with the creamer.
I get in my protein by eating peanut butter, eggs, tofu, etc. Make sure your eating 4 servings of dairy a day (But don't eat more than 4 servings. Human bodies don't do well on a high dairy diet)
I personally enjoy veggie dogs which are very low in calories but high in protein. I eat 2-3 of them for dinner and get in about 21 grams of protein!
Another great way to get in protein is through yogurt. Most greek yogurts have about 14grams of protein per serving. If you need even more protein I recommend the Fage brand which contains 24grams of protein (as much as a protein shake!). Fage isn't as cream as others so i often put it in smoothies.
Tofu, tempeh, seitan (you probably already eat those things), egg whites, eggs, low-fat or no-fat Greek Yogurt, low-fat for no-fat cottage cheese, low-fat or no-fat shredded Cheddar or mozzarella, protein smoothies (fruit + whey or soy), nutritional yeast (my favorite!).
Fortify your milk with dry milk (to a taste that you like); do the same with yogurt.
Quorn (in the health food section of the supermarket, in the freezer section).
Log your foods and notice that a lot of the plant foods you eat already have some protein. Beans, for example. Then, when you log (or track) your foods online, you'll see the grams of protein that you are eating. You might be surprised.
Edited by: ALGEBRAGIRL at: 3/13/2014 (14:50)
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3/13/14 2:29 P
I just went vegetarian, having fairly recently stopped eating fish and chicken (I stopped eating pork and beef years ago). I've been having trouble getting the daily minimum amount of protein that I need.
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