Sure, a slab of tempeh might feel a little twee, trendy, and insufficient if you're expecting a chicken sandwish. But meat subs are meat subs for a reason: they're protein rich. Amy Klassman, registered dietitian and staff nutritionist at The Clare, recommends tofu, tempeh, and seitan for those who are either avoiding animal products on a regular basis, or for those who are looking for something different to try.
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