Protein, the building blocks of muscle (and that round perky butt ladies!) can be found in non-meat options.
Yes, you do get the greatest amount of protein and heme iron from meat, particularly red meat. But did you know that protein can be found in veggies, like broccoli?
Protein can also be found in hearts of palm, artichoke hearts, alfalfa sprouts, and BEANS, BEANS, BEANS!
Try making some of these salads next time to get 25 grams of protein in one salad. Most active women need about 40 grams of protein a day to maintain muscle mass.
So yes, it is possible for vegetarians and vegans to fulfill their protein requirements without eating meat.
Sprinkle some sprouted chia seeds and flax seeds for an extra boost of protein!