Protein for Veggies

Are you a vegetarian? Or maybe thinking about becoming a vegetarian and worried about how you will get protein into your diet without meat? After all protein is essential for our health. 

Well fear not! 

Believe it or not, there is plenty of non-meat foods that can introduce protein into your vegetarian diet so that you are not lacking in nutritional needs.

Vegetarians should always have as wide a variety of foods as possible to ensure they get enough protein in their diet. Here is a brief list of vegetarian foods that are a good source of protein:





Soy beans 

baked beans

Red kidney beans

Haricot beans


Dairy products also contain protein. Here’s a short list of how you can get your daily dose of protein with dairy:




Eggs (I don’t eat eggs but if you do then they are a great source of protein)

Dairy products are higher in calories than the vegan (non dairy) sources of protein so they should be eaten in moderation, particularly if you are trying to lose weight (or keep the same weight!). You can of course buy low fat varieties of cheese and drink semi-skimmed or even skimmed milk, low fat yogurts and spreads.

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