Yesterday a friend of mine, upon hearing that I don’t eat meat, asked “So where do you get your protein?” It’s a question I’ve been asked since I changed my eating habits two years ago, and what many of you who have given up meat for Lent, may be wondering about. My answer was “Lots of places!” There are plenty of non-animal sources of protein, even if, like me, you don’t care for soy or tofu. The usual sources are beans of all kinds, (lentils, channa, black beans, lima beans, baked beans), but you’ll also find a good amount of protein in nuts (almonds, peanuts, cashews), and even vegetables like spinach and broccoli. Avocado is a great source of protein as well. I also eat seafood which is rich in protein, especially fish like tuna, salmon and tilapia, and they are some of the richest sources of protein. I love shell food as well, crab, lobster, scallops, shrimp, mussels, oysters, and they are all loaded with protein. Keep in mind that milk, eggs, cheese, yogurt, whole wheat bread, brown rice and potato also add protein to your diet. Have a healthy Lenten Season! Your Wellness Wednesday Tip from Luna Surya Studios.