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Six Meatless Meals that Pack a Protein Punch

Maddi Ginsberg

Whether you’re vegetarian, celebrating Meatless Monday, or just ready for a change, coming up with a protein-packed meatless lunch can be tough, but not impossible! Read below for six lunches that will keep you full and help you meet your protein quota for the day.
 

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Tempeh Reuben Club Sandwich
Craving a BLT without the B? This reuben-style sandwich from the Lunch Box Bunch has you covered. Tempeh is a soy product that is similar to tofu, but less processed. It gives a bite just as satisfying as your normal lunch meat.
 
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Quinoa, Zucchini, Sun-dried Tomato Frittata
If you have a bit of time on your hands, whip up this delicious quinoa-based frittata from The Iron You. Between the egg whites and quinoa, just one slice packs a serious protein punch. Plus, the zucchini and garlic sundried tomatoes add tons of flavor!
 
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Oatmeal Blueberry Protein Pancakes
Who says you can’t have breakfast for lunch? This tasty recipe is sweet enough to satisfy your cravings while remaining healthy. And because it’s packed with protein, it’ll keep you full all day long. Dig in!
 
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Chickpea and Edamame Salad
If you’re tired of your typical salad, Mother Thyme’s chickpea-edamame salad is a delicious way to switch it up. The chickpeas and edamame provide the protein, while the vinegar and spices add the savory flavor. Yum!
 
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Omelet with Summer Vegetables
The omelet is a classic lunch option. With summer harvest fast approaching, you can say farewell to your broccoli omelet and instead add in fresh corn and zucchini. Add fruit salad on the side for some extra sweetness.
 
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Chipotle Bean Burrito
Craving Chipotle? This burrito from Runs with Spatulas is the next best thing. Beans and cheese add the protein, you do the burrito rolling.