3 ways to eat plant-based protein

The right plant proteins, which contain all of the necessary amino acids, can be great stand-ins for meat. Here, how to incorporate them into every meal.

For Breakfast:Chocolate Protein Oats

The secret ingredient in this hearty recipe is grated zucchini; it blends in with the oats, a source of plant-based protein, so you almost can’t taste it. The veggie also contains pectin, a type of heart-healthy fiber that helps the oats achieve a nice texture.

For Lunch: Herbed Chickpea Salad

This dish trades traditional greens for a handful of bright herbs and microgreens. Along with a four-minute egg and the yogurt dollop on top, chickpeas provide ample protein.

For Dinner: Slow Cooker Vegetarian Chili

Black and white beans, plus sweet potato supply protein, complex carbohydrates, and lots of fiber for a flavorful meat-free option. To make it a complete meal, serve it with brown rice and avocado.