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Vegetarian and vegan athletes do exist, even at the Olympics. We're taking a page out of the their diet and nutrition books to share protein-packed meat-free meals fit for everyone.

By Briana Rognlin for

Although athletes like Michael Phelps have been known to load up on meat-heavy diets, and London’s Olympic Village is filled with a hotly-contested menu of McDonald’s burgers and fries, vegetarian and vegan athletes do exist, even at the Olympics. For today’s Meatless Monday, we’re taking a page out of their diet and nutrition book to share some great vegetarian meals for anyone (even if your goal isn’t to steer clear of meat entirely…or you’re not an Olympic-level athlete).

Check them out, and fuel up for your workouts meat-free this week!


1. Quinoa Porridge with Sliced Banana and Almond Butter via Seeds ‘n Smiles
A slice of toast with peanut butter and banana is one of the most classic pre-game meals, for athletes in the Olympics or not.

This quinoa porridge will get you even more protein (and it’s fine if you’re sensitive to wheat, as a bonus).

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