How can I get high-protein on a vegetarian diet?
Use Lo-Dough as the base for your high protein, vegetarian diet. We’ll keep the calorie and carbs down, while you fill up on healthy vegetables and protein. Protein is a fantastic fuel source, helping to satiate you as well as promoting muscle repair and growth. As such its essential for both slimmers and gymers!
The easiest high protein fix is via meat or fish, with lean meat comprising of almost nothing but protein (plus a little fat). Without meat in our diets, we need to explore other sources of this important macro nutrient.
What vegetarian foods have the highest protein content?
So, in no particular order, these are some of the best (low-carb) protein sources available to vegetarians:
- Green peas
In addition, and 80g portion of the following vegetables contain approx 3g protein when cooked:
- Brussels sprouts
As you can see, you are not limited for choice. Be sure to supplement this with plenty of other fruits and vegetables - they might not be as high in the big p, but they are full of nutritional goodness all the same.
Making low carb, high protein, vegetarian meals
For a start, Lo-Dough itself is classified as high protein, with protein making up around 7% of each base. But the real magic is that thanks to the extraordinarily low calorie and carb content of Lo-Dough, you are not forced to avoid cheese. For dieters and gym-lovers in search of protein, this is a huge bonus, because its means something very special is available to you on your diet: Pizza!
Lo-Dough can make just about any pizza you can dream of. Our starting point, a simple cheese and tomato pizza can come in as low as 176 kcal, 5g fat, 6g carbs and contains a whopping 22g of protein. From there, you could add an egg (Fiorentina), spinach or any other greens of your choice and up the protein further. Heck, for the calories you could even just add more cheese! Our quatro formaggi (four cheese) pizza comes in at under 400 kcal and contains a huge 39g of protein!
Some of our best high protein vegetarian meals
With Lo-Dough, it’s easy to stay on a high protein vegetarian diet plan and enjoy delicious, protein packed food. Check out some of our favourite high protein breakfast, lunches and dinners below.