Amazing meatless meals that still give you your protein
Even if you're not a vegetarian, you may be looking for something to spice up your regular meals. These yummy foods will satisfy all your food cravings and still keep you feeling good and healthy. Plus, you totally just helped save a cow!
1. Tofu Stir Fry
Since tofu takes on the flavor of whatever you put it in, it'll pick up all the tastes of this dish perfectly. Kick this meal up a notch 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—perfect for a fulfilling brekkie treat. Cottage cheese has 13 grams of protein per half cup aka a whole lot! Throw some walnuts on top for some extra crunch and protein. This breakfast is going to warm up your morning and melt its way into your heart.
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. And this recipe transforms the food by dousing it in chili powder, tomatoes and more. 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!
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