20 Vegetarian-Friendly Recipes to Add Protein to Your Salads
Meat, take a back seat. Today, we’re packing in the protein thanks to vegetarian sources, like beans, grains, nuts and seeds. Not only are these protein sources good for the body, but they’re good for our environment, too. So check yourself, Kermit. ‘Cause it’s easier being green than you’ve been leading on. Need proof? We’ve got it in these 20 protein-packed veggie salads.
4. Roasted Mushroom and Romaine: Thanks to the meatiness of the roasted mushrooms, this is not your typical green salad. Top things off with roasted pecans for a dose of protein and a welcome play on texture. (via Cookin’ Canuck)
5. Minted Spring Pea Salad: This recipe hails from the First Lady’s recipe box. Thank you, Michelle Obama, for encouraging us to eat our peas! (via Yum Sugar)
13. Garlic Roasted Butternut Squash and Kale Wheat Berry With Pomegranates: Basically, this salad will give you superpowers. (via Eats Well with Others)
15. Southwestern Quinoa Salad With Creamy Avocado Dressing: It’s lively, it’s zesty, it’s creamy and it’s packed with everyone’s favorite ancient grain — quinoa. (via Diethood)
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