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15 Vegetarian Dinners That Are Packed With Protein

June 19th, 2018

I admit that I used to be one of those people who drove my vegetarian friends crazy with questions like, “But how do you get enough protein?” Like most of society, I carried around the belief that the only real way to get all the protein we need for optimal functioning was through animal products. Well my friends, after years of digging deeper into the issue, my eyes have been opened to the fact that through a diet rich in vegetables, legumes, good grains, seeds and nuts, our bodies will easily get all the amino acids (which form a “complete” protein) it needs, and there are major benefits to eating a plant-based diet, both for our bodies and for the planet. While I do incorporate small amounts of meat and fish into my diet a few times a week, many more of our meals these days are getting all their nutrients from plant-based sources. Keep scrolling for my current favorite recipes that feature protein-packed meatless mains, and I’d love to hear if you guys are giving vegetarianism a try!

If you’d like to learn more about the benefits of a plant-based diet, here are a few sources that I’d highly recommend: Forks Over Knives (the film), Eat Vegan Before 6:00, The Beauty Detox Solution.

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  1. All of these dishes look amazing! Black beans are on my list of things I need to start eating.

    Blush & Pearls by Angela

  2. calliealdridge says:

    I love this post! Having been raised in the South, I too am learning that you actually can get enough protein through plant-based eating. Way to go in also featuring all of these amazing recipes and bloggers!

  3. Eme says:

    Thanks for sharing this post, as a plant based eater I can’t wait to try some of these out.

  4. My boyfriend always claims we need meat for protein in every meal – I’m excited to prove him wrong with some of these dishes!

    Woof Xo,
    Michelle & Watson

  5. Diana Lopes says:

    This looks incredibly delicious and healthy! I’ll give this recipe a spin for sure.

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