How To “Bypass” The Meat And Make Protein Rich Recipes Instead

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How To “Bypass” The Meat And Make Protein Rich Recipes Instead

Tired of the grilled chicken? Never care if you ever see another burger again? If you are feeling like you are eating a bit too much meat then it’s time to think about letting go of your all meat diet and opt for a few meatless meals instead.

You don’t always have to eat meat! In our house, we try to be mindful of exactly how much meat we are eating, especially in the summertime when it’s so easy to fire up the BBQ. 

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It’s so important to make sure you get getting enough protein when you surrender on the meat dishes. I’ve discovered there are some delicious recipes out there to try instead. It’s always a good idea to go meatless at least two days a week and these recipes will help you get there! 

Why is it important to make sure you are getting enough protein when eating less meat? Protein functions to build and maintain your body, fight off disease, and keeping your energy levels high so you can be alert all day. While it may seem challenging to make sure you are getting a full dose of protein per day  – on average 46g for women, 56g for men –  implementing a few of these high-protein and meatless foods into your diet can help you reach those protein goals.

Let’s tackle this by category.

Veggies and Fruit

Yes, you can actually just eat meals consisting of vegetables and fruit and feel satisfied. Vegetables are important sources of many nutrients, including potassium, dietary fiber, folate (folic acid), vitamin A, and vitamin C. 

Here are some delicious and easy recipes that I often make especially when I’m looking to avoid meat. There’s a lot of awesomeness to choose from so be sure to bookmark this post for future yumminess! 

The Best Salsa Recipe In The History Of Mankind

Yes, I do eat this salsa dish as an entire meal. It’s great for lunch or dinner. Whip out your favorite bread, tortilla chip, or cracker and get to town. It’s savory and fulfilling too! 

How To Bypass The Meat And Make Protein Rich Recipes Instead

How To Make The Best Classic Waldorf Salad Ever!

The same goes for this delicious Waldorf salad. I can’t tell you how much we enjoyed this as a meal. The dressing is a key element of this recipe. Trust me on this one, it’s off the hook! 

How To Bypass The Meat And Make Protein Rich Recipes Instead

Pico de Guacamole Recipe – Easy, Delicious, And Savory

This Pico De Guac is absolutely amazing. See those breadsticks? They are the perfect pairing for this recipe. WOW, I promise you will love it. 

How To Bypass The Meat And Make Protein Rich Recipes Instead

Home-Made Spinach and Feta Cheese Pies!

While you might frown at having to turn the oven on during the summer months, it’s well worth it. This recipe is hands down, the best spinach and feta cheese pies you will ever make. 

How To Bypass The Meat And Make Protein Rich Recipes Instead

Scrumptious Vegetable Quiche Recipe – Featuring Mushrooms, Onions, Spinach & Cheese!

When I make this Quiche, folks flip over it. I promise you will never have a Quiche recipe so amazing in your life. 

How To Bypass The Meat And Make Protein Rich Recipes Instead

Be sure to check out this delicious mushroom dish too. CHEESE STUFFED MUSHROOMS from Daily DIY Life.com! I love this recipe it’s one of my favorites. So flavorful and cheesy. It’s truly a meal in itself! 

How To Bypass The Meat And Make Protein Rich Recipes Instead

Pasta Dishes

Pasta is a terrific source of protein. While it is high in carbs, you’ll want to limit the amount of pasta you eat as well. We do pasta at least twice a month as a general rule. Here are some pasta recipes you won’t want to miss!

Spaghetti Pie With Spinach Onions And Cheese

This is an easy stovetop meal you can make any time of year. Everyone will flip over it. You’re getting pasta, eggs, and cheese – all great protein sources! 

How To Bypass The Meat And Make Protein Rich Recipes Instead

Butternut Squash Fettuccine Alfredo Recipe – A Healthier Alternative

This dish gives you the best of both worlds, a creamy delicious pasta sauce that’s truly a healthier alternative. And, it’s amazing too. I’d take it over any other pasta dish out there. 

How To Bypass The Meat And Make Protein Rich Recipes Instead

Fettuccine Alfredo With Broccoli Recipe

If I feel like making straight up fettuccine alfredo, this is the recipe I rely on. It’s so creamy and flavorful and I love adding the broccoli – after all, it counts as a veggie right? 

How To Bypass The Meat And Make Protein Rich Recipes Instead

Pasta Fagioli Recipe – A Thicker Creamier Version!

Now, the great thing about this recipe is you can add meat to it if you like, but it’s so amazing without meat too. Beans equal protein – and these beans are the best for this dish. I like my sauce a tad thicker than the soupier version. Try it, you’ll love it. 

How To Bypass The Meat And Make Protein Rich Recipes Instead

Eggs

Don’t underestimate the power of eggs. If you haven’t already discovered it, you can create some delicious meals out of them. 

Mushroom and Onion Scrambled Eggs – off the hook amazing!

Simple yes, but so tasty and always satisfying. You can make so many variations of scrambled eggs and omelets. Just use your imagination. This is one of our favorites. 

How To Bypass The Meat And Make Protein Rich Recipes Instead

Corn, Cheese, and Onion Frittata – Easy and so Delicious!

Here’s another variation of an omelet called a frittata. Again, you can decide what to add. Delicious and loaded with protein. A great meat meal replacement too. 

How To Bypass The Meat And Make Protein Rich Recipes Instead

Onion, Garlic, Eggs, and Pasta Recipe – The Perfect Italian Peasant Dish!

Yep, you cross over categories with this recipe. You get the best of the pasta and eggs at the same time. It’s NOT overly greasy either. You can decide how much olive oil you want in this dish. Olive oil is so good for you too so don’t worry. We love a lot of eggs in our recipe that’s why I really look at it as an egg dish but it’s really a pasta dish too! 

How To Bypass The Meat And Make Protein Rich Recipes Instead

Enjoy these delicious recipes and remember, it doesn’t always have to be about the meat. You can discover a wide variety of meatless dishes the whole family will love. 

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