Easy, Meat ­Free Protein Inspiration

Easy, Meat ­Free Protein Inspiration

You don’t have to be vegetarian or vegan to appreciate a decent meat free meal. Working other sources of protein into your diet can help to break up the old routine, inject some creativity into the kitchen, and even save you some money.

If you have recently decided to go vegetarian or vegan, maybe you’re finding it difficult to know where to get your protein? The sources have been there the whole time, and it’s time you discovered them.

We’ve rounded up a few of our favourite meat ­free, protein­ rich recipes from around the web, but first, if quick inspiration is all you’re after, here are some of the best sources of meat ­free protein:

Nuts and seeds
Also packed with vitamins and minerals, as well as healthy fats

Nut butters
Peanut butter is good, but don’t forget to check out almond butter and cashew, too

Mozzarella cheese
Mix with other cheeses, beans and spinach, and you’ve got the makings of an awesome lasagne

Whey protein
Great any time of day, and ca be used to supplement your protein needs while you get to grips

Loaded with protein, as well as essential vitamins and minerals

Just like beans, and just as versatile. Try them with salads and in lasagne


10 of our favourite meat­free protein recipes

Amanda Ashman

Amanda Ashman

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