9 High-Protein Vegetarian Recipes So Good There Won't Be Leftovers

No matter your reason for eating vegetarian, there's no doubt you want to make sure you're getting the right nutrients. Experts believe that protein is one of the most important parts of your diet since it helps muscles, bones, hormones, skin, and even your immune system to work the right way. Protein comes from animal sources like meat, poultry, eggs, dairy, and fish or plant sources like beans, nuts, soy, seeds, and legumes. Long story short, when you cut out meat for good, it can be a little trickier to satisfy your protein needs.

That's because when people are craving protein, it's usually pretty easy to fix with chicken, steak, or even a burger. But that doesn't mean vegetarian eating that's high in protein isn't possible—in fact, it can be quite tasty. By adding a mixture of the right superfoods to each meal, you'll find that it's not difficult to incorporate more protein into breakfast, lunch, and dinner sans meat. Keep reading to see the top high-protein vegetarian recipes we think you should put on your summer cooking short list.