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49 vegetarian proteins that are as good as meat

How do you get enough protein if you don’t eat meat? It sounds hard at first but there are plenty of great vegetarian proteins that taste amazing and don't require you to eat a bucket full to get the nutrition you need to stay strong.

There are many alternatives to meat that have similar amounts of protein and we've put together a list of the 49 best vegetarian proteins that are as good as meat.

All the vegetarian options we have listed have at least 10g of protein per 100g when raw, putting them right up there with a meat lover’s favorites.i

13 of them have as much as or more protein than chicken.

How much protein is there in meat anyway? Here are some popular choices:

Type of Meat

Protein Content (per 100g raw)

Skinless and boneless chicken breast


Lean lamb loin chop


Single, large hamburger patty


Sliced turkey breast


Frankfurter (beef)


Bologna (chicken, pork)


Source: Nutrient data provided by USDA SR-28.

There are plenty of reasons to eat more meat-free meals:

  • They’re on average cheaper.

  • You'll be helping to save the planet with each bite.

  • The health benefits which include a happier and longer life.

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