7 Great Non-Meat Protein Sources

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Whether you’re a vegetarian (or vegan) or you’re simply concerned with the additives and hormones in the meat industry today, it’s good to take a break from consuming meat. Meatless Monday has become a pretty popular trend. Here are a few protein-packed ideas to join the bandwagon.

1. Beans

Take your pick of the many varieties available. Black beans, red beans, kidney beans, or navy beans are a great source of protein and fiber. Have them as a side or as soup for a meal. An easy, tasty treat is roasted garbanzo beans. You can either make them spicy with chili powder and cayenne pepper, or you can sweeten them with honey, nutmeg and cinnamon.

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