Can a vegetarian get enough protein?

Posted on May 2, 2016
Written by Debbie King MS RD LD

Vegetarian and vegan diets provide adequate protein when menu planning focuses on how much your body needs and which plant foods provide this essential nutrient. Protein is made of amino acids which are the building blocks for our muscles and many other structures in the body. So it is important to consume a wide variety of protein-rich plant foods in meals and snacks throughout the day.

The free downloadable resource Protein in Vegetarian and Vegan Diets (PDF) provides the tools you need to consume plenty of protein from plant foods. Discover –

  • How to calculate the body’s need for protein
  • A chart listing Protein-rich Plant Foods
  • Tips on how to plan meals with adequate protein

Download this tool and learn the facts about getting adequate Protein in Vegetarian and Vegan Diets (PDF).