Protein Foods

Vegetarian Choices in the Protein Foods Group

peanut butter and bananas
  • Vegetarians get enough protein from this group as long as the variety and amounts of foods selected are adequate.
  • Protein sources from the Protein Foods Group for vegetarians include eggs (for ovo-vegetarians), beans and peas, nuts, nut butters, and soy products (tofu, tempeh, veggie burgers).
  • See vegetarian diets for more tips and ideas.