[tps_header]I’ve been a fish eating vegetarian for over 18 years, and if I had a dime for every time
someone asked me where I get my protein from, I could buy an island. Being a vegetarian is a great way to cut down on saturated fats, cholesterol, and increase nutrient intake. Multiple studies have also found that vegetarians not only consume fewer calories, but they also live longer. Below is a list of my favorite foods that will fulfill your recommended daily protein intake. [/tps_header]
Eggs are a great source of protein. They contain only 70 calories, 5 grams of fat, and 7
grams of protein. They’re also incredibly versatile – toss a hardboiled egg on a salad for an extra
burst of protein for lunch, scramble them for breakfast, or serve on a tortilla for dinner.
Florentine Frittata cups:
1/2 cup Shallots, diced
2 cups Kale, chopped
1 Roma tomato, diced
1/4 cup Basil, shredded
1/4 cup Feta cheese
1 dozen eggs
3 tbsp milk, water, or almond milk
Salt /pepper to taste
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease muffin cups with coconut or vegetable oil or line with aluminum foil. Prepare vegetables. Beat eggs and whisk together with milk, salt, and pepper. Combine egg mixture and vegetables in a small bowl and fold in the feta. Evenly spoon the vegetable ingredients into a muffin pan or cups. Pour 1/4 cup of the egg mixture on top, and bake for 20-30 minutes or until thoroughly cooked. Enjoy!