Whether you are a vegetarian or just simply looking to cut down on your meat intake, we have a wide variety of meat-free protein sources and their benefits for you – it will also keep things interesting for your taste buds too!
Eggs are an amazing source of nutrition, high in protein, selenium, and omega 3s – there are 6g of protein per medium egg. You can even boost the protein further by adding some egg whites and making an omelette – egg whites have 11g protein per 100g.
Cheese is a dairy product that comes in hundreds of different textures and flavours. It is an excellent source of Vitamin B12 and calcium. That said, some cheeses are healthier than others and would be your better option. Cottage cheese and feta cheese are great examples of a low-carb source of protein and are naturally lower in saturated fats compared to other processed cheeses – Feta has 14g of protein per 100g.
Greek yoghurt can have up to twice as much protein as regular yoghurt due to the straining process at 10-20g protein per 100g. Try and find a brand that has no added flavours or preservatives and instead flavour the yoghurt yourself with fresh fruit or a scoop of CHOCOTRIENTS!
Lentils, soya beans, black beans and chickpeas are all great, vegan-friendly additions if you are looking to boost your protein intake, they are also an excellent source of fibre too which is useful for digestion and feeling fuller for longer. Soya beans in particular have 17g of protein per 100g (cooked).
Quinoa is a complete protein with 14g per 100g. It is also a source of potassium, magnesium, iron, and vitamin B6, which are all important for training and recovery.
Vegan protein powder
For a great tasting alternative to animal protein sources in a readily digestible form, learn more about our Ultimate Performance Vegan Protein. This supplement is especially useful for vegetarians and vegans needing to increase protein intake without the high carbohydrate concentration found in competing products.