What are some good foods to eat to meet the RDA for protein without eating meat?

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  1. DonnaCosmato profile image96
    DonnaCosmatoposted 6 years ago

    What are some good foods to eat to meet the RDA for protein without eating meat?

  2. HarperDavis profile image57
    HarperDavisposted 6 years ago

    *Raises hand* Oooo...I know! smile

    Whole grains, beans, lentils, soy milk and host of other products provide quite a bit of protein, not to mention my favorite--quinoa. The funny thing about protein (okay, not like a "haha" funny but work with me) is as long as you eat a decent variety of foods you may meet or even exceed what you need daily by the time lunch or afternoon snack time rolls around.

  3. ChristinS profile image94
    ChristinSposted 6 years ago

    quinoa provides the full chain of aminos the body needs so eat that often (It's also good as a rice substitute and in many desserts as well) Soy products can provide protein as well -but some people don't tolerate soy as well as it tends to be overly processed and it also has estrogenic effects if you consume a lot of it.  Otherwise a balanced diet will give you more protein than you need. 

    If you are eating dairy - yogurt and cheese (organic and in moderation) can also be a good protein source.

    1. DonnaCosmato profile image96
      DonnaCosmatoposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you both! This will help me add lots of variety to our meal plans.

  4. homesteadbound profile image88
    homesteadboundposted 6 years ago

    Donna - In addition to the foods mentioned by the previous ladies, beans are really good when added together with a grain. I am really fond of hummus, and I like to spread hummus on a piece of whole wheat bread. It makes a great high protein snack. And I cannot believe no one has mentioned peanut butter and bread! But beans and cornbread are great as well! And let's not forget the incredible edible egg! I am not fond of eggs, but I can persuade myself to eat one of my deviled eggs!

    1. DonnaCosmato profile image96
      DonnaCosmatoposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Oh, thanks Cindy, these are good ideas as well, especially the hummus, which we have not tried. Our little guy will not eat meat at all, and I'm always looking for alternative protein sources for him.

  5. missolive profile image92
    missoliveposted 6 years ago

    A protein foods list for vegetarians include dairy, legumes, nuts, seeds and other plant foods. Provides a variety of protein rich foods and includes grams per serving. read more


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