The 17 Best Protein Sources for Vegans and Vegetarians Seitan. Seitan is a popular protein source for many vegetarians and vegans. ... Tofu, Tempeh and Edamame. Tofu, tempeh and edamame all originate from soybeans. ... Lentils. ... Chickpeas and Most Varieties of Beans. ... Nutritional Yeast. ... Spelt and Teff. ... Hempseed. ... Green Peas. ... Spirulina. ... Amaranth and Quinoa. ... More items...What foods are considered a high quality protein?
Fish. Most seafood is high in protein and low in saturated fat. Fish such as salmon, trout, sardines, anchovies, sablefish (black cod), and herring are also high in omega-3 fatty acids. Experts recommend eating seafood at least twice a week.