Days 5+6: Vegetarian Friendly Protein Sources

The Cabbage Soup Diet week questions comes from non-meat eaters, or people looking to eat less meat, and they ask:

What protein sources can I have during Days 5&6 (instead of red meat, fish, or chicken)?

That’s a great question, and the good thing is, there are a lot of tasty, healthy answers!

Instead of meat, check out the following for your protein fix on Days 5&6, or just in general.

Maybe you’ve joined the “meatless Monday” trend or maybe you’re a vegetarian for life.  Either way, these items are sure to be hits in your household!

Protein Sources For Vegetarians:

-Beans & Lentils – this protein packed food is also the least expensive and easy to store.  Buy dried beans and you’ve got plenty of meals in store.  Try to avoid canned beans which may have added sodium to increase their shelf life. Remember to read those labels!

Nuts – Almonds, walnuts, pecans, cashews and pine nuts are all vegetarian friendly protein sources, but you should eat them in moderation on the CSD.  Off the Cabbage Soup plan, nuts make awesome snacks for on the go, too – much better and more filling than a fast-food pit stop!

Chia Seeds/hemp seeds – better known for fiber content, chia and hemp seeds are the perfect addition to a morning smoothie.  Add them to your soup during the CSD.

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