Much to the dismay of people shunning the vegetarian diet–protein can be obtained from meatless sources. Nuts and seeds are on top of the list. We have pumpkin seeds, chia seeds, walnuts, almonds, peanuts and many more. All types of beans are also high in protein, and so are quinoa, tofu, non-dairy milk, dark leafy vegetables, and tempeh, among many others.
Vegetarians don’t need to experience deficiency in protein by eating these foods more often. Protein is an essential nutrient that’s needed by the body for muscle repair and building. You can’t afford to miss out on it.