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Coupon Abbreviations
  • SC = Store Coupon
  • MC = Manufacturer Coupon
  • SS = Smart Source
  • RMN = Retail Me Not
  • PG = Proctor and Gamble
Coupon Terms
  • WYB = When You Buy
  • B1G1 = Buy One Get One Free
  • .75/1 = 75 cents off one item
  • .75/3 = 75 cents off three items
  • EXP = Expiration Date

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Making the switch from a regular diet to a vegetarian one can be rewarding, frustrating, happy, slow, difficult, and the list of adjectives could go on and on, but you can make it easier on yourself with some planning and making sure you’re feeling both satisfied and well-balanced after a meal.

If you find it hard to get your protein in on your vegetarian diet, you really can do it as long as you know with what to fuel your body. Beans, quinoa, ricotta cheese, avocados, and peanut butter are all great sources of protein and you’ll find these ingredients in the recipes listed below. Plus, the good thing about vegetarian recipes is that you can usually easily adapt a regular recipe to be meat-free while still staying true to the dish and true to your taste buds.

Note: The prices listed are an average price based on what’s on sale this week, so you’ll have something to compare to your shopping list for your local grocery store.

5 Protein Heavy Vegetarian Meal Ideas

Kitchen-Sink Quesadillasrecipe

salsa – $1.49
tortillas – $2
shredded cheese – $2.50
onions – $1.29/lb.

Quinoa Egg Veggie Bakerecipe

quinoa – $3
(2) eggs – $1 (price per egg…)
kale – $1.19 ea.
mushrooms – $2

Lasagna Roll Upsrecipe

lasagna noodles – $1.79
spinach – $3
ricotta cheese – $3.50
pasta sauce – $1.50

Creamy Avocado Potato Saladrecipe

red potatoes – $3.98 / 3 lb bag
avocado – 99¢ ea.
plum tomatoes – $2
cucumber – 69¢ ea.

Teddy Bear Toastrecipe

bread – $1.99
peanut butter – $2.50
bananas – 55¢/lb.
blueberries – $2.50/pt.

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If you're trying to eat vegetarian, it can be hard to get enough protein to stay full. Here are 5 protein heavy vegetarian meal ideas!