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Vegetarian meals that are 'complete proteins'

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sel180 Sun 26-May-19 23:06:40

Does anyone know of any quick/easy to make vegetarian dishes that are high in protein (or that combined, make up a 'complete protein')?

Thank you!

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sel180 Sun 26-May-19 23:11:48

Forgot to add- I'd ideally like ideas for evening meals and they would need to be suitable for my toddler, so relatively simple & not too spicy

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StrugglingOn13 Sun 26-May-19 23:17:58

www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/321474.php

That link is a really good guide to complete proteins and combinations smile. I just sun into my old meat meals

Lentil Bolognese
Lentil Pie
Lentil Curry
Roasted chickpeas
Quinoa salads
Tofu stir frys
Tofu nuggets
Mushrooms based curry with Greek yogurt in the sauce and quinoa
Mixed bean stew

StrugglingOn13 Sun 26-May-19 23:18:25

Sub blush

sel180 Sun 26-May-19 23:35:38

@StrugglingOn13 thanks so much for this- I like that the article details amounts of protein per cup- will help me get an idea of how much I need before (hopefully!) it becomes second nature..

Doing a big shop tomorrow so will be adding your suggestions to the list! smile

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Ricekrispie22 Mon 27-May-19 08:47:00

Eggs, cheese, milk, quinoa, tofu and soya are all complete proteins.
I don’t usually make lentil shepherds pie because lentils need a whole grain to be a complete protein; the potato mash isn’t enough.
Omelette
Veggie bean chilli www.myfussyeater.com/veggie-bean-chilli/
Chickpea tagine www.organix.com/recipes/aubergine-chickpea-tagine
Egg fried rice www.healthylittlefoodies.com/vegetable-fried-rice/
Quinoa, feta and pea salad www.deliciousmagazine.co.uk/recipes/quinoa-feta-pea-and-mint-salad-with-lemon-and-chilli/

sel180 Mon 27-May-19 12:19:05

@Ricekrispie22 these look delicious thank you!

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PorridgeLove Mon 27-May-19 22:42:15

I am vegetarian, but we don't eat much soy or quorn.

I like:
Potato with soured cream/fromage frais
Hummus and pita
Black beans and rice
Soba noodles with edamame and peanut dressing (delish!)

When everything fails: porridge cooked with whole milk. Add some nuts. Oats have a surprising amount of protein.

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