5 meatless ways to eat more protein
Protein is an important macronutrient in the diet. It provides energy and is involved in a range of physiological functions in the body.
Protein sources are often associated with meat, however there are plenty of vegetarian foods that contain high sources of protein. Take a look below at the delicious range of vegetarian snacks to incorporate into your diet. Each one of these snacks packs in at 10g of protein or more, helping you stay fuller for longer!
Home Made Hummus
Blend 200g chickpeas with garlic, oil & tahini for a delicious home made hummus. Serve on natural rice cakes.
Curried Egg Lettuce Wrap
Mash 2 boiled eggs & mix in 1 tsp. curry powder & 1 tsp. mayonnaise. Mix well to combine. Spread egg mixture onto 2 large romaine lettuce leaves and fold into a wrap.
Strawberries N Cream
Mix ½ cup sliced strawberries, 1 tsp. stevia & ½ tsp. vanilla extract into 1 cup plain Greek yoghurt. Mix well to combine.
Lentil Bean Veggie Mix
Combine ½ cup black beans with ½ cup cooked lentils. Mix in ¼ cup diced tomatoes & red onion. Garnish with fresh coriander & fresh lime juice.
Choc Peanut Butter Protein Shake
Blend 1 cup chocolate protein powder with ½ cup almond milk, 1 tbsp. natural peanut butter & ice. Process until smooth & creamy.