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Vegetarian choices

Vegetarian choices in the Protein Foods Group

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 the page on vegetarian diets for more information. For even more tips and ideas, check out Healthy Eating for Vegetarians available in English and Spanish.