Protein in vegetarian food – how to get enough from different kinds of food

energy percentage protein in foodThe first thing people usually ask when you say you are eating is “But where do you get proteins from? “. As a vegetarian, it’s not that hard actually; you can eat egg, cottage cheese, beans, quorn, lentils and cheese. For vegans, it is a little worse; they may opt out of egg and cheese, but can instead choose tofu and soybeans. NFA recommends a daily intake of 10-20% protein, it is not that difficult to achieve if you add some protein-rich foods in each meal.

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Vegan “cheese” made with cashewnuts for a treat

Cheese made with cashewnutsNow can vegans also enjoy cheese! This ”cheese” has actually nothing to do with cheese; apart from that it is the shape of a “roule”. The cheese is great both for canapé for a party or as a dessert. The black pepper and parsley is a nice contrast to the soft flavour of the cashew nuts.
The cheese will keep in the fridge for a few days if there is any left.
12 canapés. Cooking time: 60 minutes, soaking the night before, cooking 30 minutes and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
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Spinach lasagna with cottage cheese and carrot

This is a lasagna that can be eaten with a clear conscience; it is healthy and feels healthy. It is also easy to make – by using cottage cheese instead of a béchamel sauce time is saved.
The lasagna can be frozen if there are any leftovers.
Cooking time: 60 minutes, 25 minutes preparation time and 35 minutes in the oven.
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