If you're a vegetarian or vegan or even if you just explore meatless meals from time to time, you've likely heard the same refrain from curious friends and family members. "But how will you get enough protein?" The truth is, according to many nutrition experts and registered dietitians, most Americans get plenty of protein easily, even if they're not eating meat. For people who prefer chickpeas to chicken, keep in mind you still need 2 to 3 servings of protein per day. These foods are high in protein and will help to keep your body strong and healthy, sans the meat.
Protein: 15 grams per 6-ounce container
In most cases, Greek yogurt packs as much as double the protein of regular yogurt. It’s also thick, filling, and often less sweet than some regular varieties, all while staying in the low-calorie range. It’s great on its own, with fruit, or as a substitute for sour cream. Prep individual containers of Greek yogurt, and top with fresh berries or low-sugar granola for a quick and satisfying snack or grab-and-go breakfast.