Meatless Mondays: 21 Sources of Protein that Aren’t Meat

One of the most common questions I get when people find out I don’t eat meat is “do you get enough protein?” After an amused smile (because no one cares to ask about your nutrition until you tell them you’ve eliminated meat), I always can confidently answer YES! In fact, I think going vegetarian has made me even more conscious of not only my protein intake, but nutrition in general.

I decided to put together a list of foods that also have protein. This is a list for vegetarians, but vegans can use it too- just skip by the dairy and eggs!

Here we go!

  1. Greek yogurt, 23g per 8 oz serving
  2. Milk, 8g per 1 cup serving
  3. Eggs, 6g per egg
  4. Lentils, 13g per 1/4 cup serving
  5. Mixed nuts, 6g per 2 oz serving
  6. Quinoa, 8g per 1 cup serving
  7. Peas, 7g per 1 cup serving
  8. Edamame, 8g per 1/2 cup serving
  9. Tofu, 12g per 3 oz serving
  10. Peanut butter, 8g per 2 tbsp serving
  11. Whey protein, 24g per scoop
  12. Cottage cheese, 14g per 1/2 cup serving
  13. Swiss cheese, 8 g per 1 oz serving
  14. Kidney beans, 24g per 2 cup serving
  15. Chickpeas, 7.3g per 1/2 cup serving
  16. Tempeh, 15g per 1/2 cup
  17. Broccoli, 8g per 1 cup serving
  18. Hemp seeds, 10g per 3 tbsp serving
  19. Chia seeds, almost 5g per 2 tbsp serving
  20. Seitan, 36g per 1/2 cup
  21. Soy milk, 4-8g per 8oz glass

Got a favorite you’d like to add to the list? Let me know in the comments!

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5 thoughts on “Meatless Mondays: 21 Sources of Protein that Aren’t Meat

    1. So happy this post could help, Andrew! It’s hard for me to choose my favorite, but I guess if I were to go for one right this second, I would go for some edamame with a little sea salt on top. It makes a great snack! 🙂

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