Seitan is probably the most obscure protein source on this list. Made from vital wheat gluten, you can even make seitan at home in your kitchen! The results are a chewy, tasty protein source that you can use in place of meat in many dishes, depending on how you season it. Many health food stores will sell seitan pre-made in a couple of different styles, as well. Not sure how to cook your seitan? Here are a few ideas:
- Barebeque seitan ribz
- Seitan scaloppine with lemon-olive sauce
- Garden fresh stir fry with seitan
- Seitan stew
Of course, these are just a few of the protein heavy-hitters in the veggie world. Many other plant-based foods contain protein. In fact, lots of veggies have a bit of protein in them! If you’re eating a varied diet, chances are you don’t need to worry about getting enough protein, but if meatless meals are new to you, these protein bombs can help you eat less meat without feeling protein-deprived.
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