Amazing meatless meals that still give you your protein
New year, new eating habits?! If you made a resolution to give up meat completely or just to stick to #MeatlessMondays, Girls' Life is here with seven tasty no-meat recipes that'll be all yum and no yuck.
1. Tofu Stir Fry
Since tofu takes on the flavor of whatever you put with it, you can customize this to suit your personal taste. Make this meal even healthier by using brown rice instead of white and adding extra veggies, like peppers.
2. Healthy Warm Cinnamon Apple Mess
This dish's secret ingredient is cottage cheese—and with 13 grams of protein per half cup, it's the perfect fulfilling brekkie treat. Throw some walnuts on top for some extra crunch and protein.
3. Mediterranean Quinoa Salad
Quinoa is majorly underrated. You can totally add this superfood to any salad—or any meal for that matter. It's a whole grain that's not only high in protein, but low in cholesterol, too!
4. Black Bean Burgers
Black beans are high in protein and low in fat, so eat up! Pro-tip: Wrap this burger up in lettuce instead of using a traditional bun for an even healthier dish.
5. Lentil Quesadillas
We know what you're thinking: Lentils? Really? Yes, really! They're a great source of protein and fiber. Throw some avocado into this quesadilla for even more protein and *deliciousness.*
6. Tempeh Fries with Peanut Satay Sauce
This treat may seem out of your comfort zone, but you're going to have to trust us on this one. Swap out your favorite potato snack for tempeh, a soy product that's high in protein and probiotics.
7. Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie
Last but definitely not least, this smoothie is a fabulous after-school snack. One to two tablespoons of peanut butter is the perfect protein pick-me-up. Sipping on this smoothie will give you the mid-day boost you need to either head to volleyball practice or study in the library.
Which recipe are you going to try out? Let us know in the comments!