Learn how to cut back on meat without skimping on protein or alienating the picky eaters in your family.

By Real Simple
Updated September 23, 2016
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Experiment with different sources of vegetarian protein, such as tofu, beans, lentils, quinoa, nuts, cheese, and eggs.

Lentils cook up quickly and are even available canned. Try this recipe for Lentil Fritter Pitas With Red Cabbage Slaw, which kids will like because they can eat them with their hands.

Flaky pastry pockets stuffed with sweet potatoes and cheese are another option likely to be a hit with kids and can be made in advance. Try this recipe for Sweet Potato and Gruyère Turnovers.