My Favorite Meatless Protein Alternatives

The biggest misconception about being a vegetarian is that you can’t get in enough protein. This was my biggest worry when I decided to try it out. But I’m here to say that it’s possible! I decided to make a list of my favorite options because I wish I had this at the beginning. Enjoy!

1.Italian Sausage-less Sausage

I love the flavor of these, I’ve also tried the tofurkey brand and these win for sure.
They have been a staple in my lunch and dinner menu every week! The macros per one sausage are: 7g fat, 7g carbs, 14g protein.

2. Fage 0% Nonfat Greek Yogurt

I use this greek yogurt not only as yogurt but also as sour-cream for tacos! It’s really good as sour-cream but can be dressed up as yogurt as well to get a protein packed breakfast. The macros per one cup are 0g fat, 5g carbs, 18g protein.

3. Morning Star Farms ANYTHING (Mediterranean Chickpea Burgers are one of my all time faves)

These are actually AMAZING. I’m so obsessed with this brand I could make a post on only their products. The macros on one burger are 4.5g fat, 13g carbs, 11g protein.

4. Joseph’s Lavish Wrap

Anything from the Joseph’s brand is amazing! All of the options have protein in them and I loooove that. I use these larger wraps to create ‘fake pizza’, burritos, and veggie wraps. They’re truly a game changer. The macros are for half of the lavish (I always eat the entire thing) 1.5g fat, 9g fat, 5g protein.

5. Orgain Grass Fed Whey Protein Shakes

The macros on this shake are truly amazing (2g fat, 10g carbs, 20g protein) and I swear it tastes exactly like chocolate milk. I was SO surprised. You can use my coupon code AMBASSADOR4430 for 30% off your order. I know it’s not good to base your diet around protein powders but I’ve always had at least one a day. This drink is the perfect 10:00 snack to keep me full until 1:00 when it’s lunch time! I highly recommend.

These five products have been staples in my diet the past couple of weeks so I wanted to share! The list goes on and on for vegetarian protein alternatives.

I’m going to try and share 5 new alternatives every week to test my creativity and force myself to try new things!

It is possible to get enough protein during the day when you eat the right things! I found that I’ve been able to average 100-120 grams of protein per day if I stick with these items.

Starting a new diet like this has been scary because I haven’t been able to eat within my comfort zone. But, it’s fun to push my limits. Here’s to trying new things!

Thanks for reading!

Carly @eatsbycarly

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Welcome to my website! My name is Carly - I'm here to share reviews, recipes, and my experience with fitness! You can follow my Instagram @eatsbycarly for more!

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