14. Vitamin D Supplement
Vegetarians are widely recommended to invest in suitable Vitamin D supplements, particularly when the cold wintry winds start to blow. You see, without consuming any meat or getting ample sunlight, it is impossible to obtain your recommended dosage requirement of vitamin D.
Even if you consume dairy products, you still cannot effectively meet your vitamin D requirements, so be sure to consult your dietitian or nutritionist for a supplement.
15. Dense variety of Protein
Vegetarians are strongly advised to keep track of their protein intake in order to avoid a deficiency, and to add a variety of protein-based foods to their daily diet. Proteins are loaded with essential amino acids and non-essential amino acids. And in order to create a beneficial combination of multiple kinds of amino acids, it is important to mix up your protein sources and add more variety.
Quinoa is a protein-dense food, but you can’t eat it every single day, now can you? Add more protein to your diet in the form of vegetables and foods, such as hummus, tempeh, tofu, beans, and certain vegetables.
Hummus, made with chickpeas, olive oil and tahini sauce, is an excellent trick to add fiber, protein and iron to your daily diet. This delicious Middle Eastern dip sauce is a savory treat that you can devour with raw cucumbers, avocados and even some whole wheat bread.
You can give your hummus a delicious and nutrient-rich twist by adding veggies like roasted peppers, beetroot, spinach and more.