Vegetarian Recipes With Protein

Linda asks…

What are some good vegetarian recipes with protein?

I’ve been a vegetarian for about 6 months now, and I just got back from my doctor who told me I’m not taking in enough protein. I don’t eat fish, but I do eat dairy products. I really don’t like eggs alone, but I’ll use them in recipes and stuff. Thanks!

yummy answers:

Mushrooms
Quinoa
Amaranth
Nuts
Cheese
Milk
Eggs
tofu
tempeh
soy milk
rice milk
edamame
Rice and Beans

These are all complete proteins. They have all nine essential amino acids. Other good sources of protein are:

Grains
broccoli
corn
seeds
rice
cauliflower
Brussels sprouts
cabbage

A good protein powder to make is to take equal parts of: raw almonds, raw sunflower seeds, flax seeds and raw pumpkin seeds. Grind them into a powder, mix them together and put 1 Tbsp into a smoothie or shake. Also, sprinkle some on anything you eat. Nutritional yeast is good to use, too.

Just make sure you eat a varied diet and have protein at each meal. Here are some good examples:

Breakfast: Whole grain cereal with rice milk, toast, and a protein shake.

Lunch: sandwich with cheese, whole wheat bread, sprouts, tomato, lettuce, onion and avocado. Serve with corn chips .

Dinner: Tomato cups stuffed with broccoli served on a bed of qunioa with slivered almonds. Serve with a side of rice and beans and corn bread. Sprinkle a little of the protein powder and nutritional yeast on your rice and beans.

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