06/30/2014 11:00 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Calcium And Protein Foods For Vegetarians, From Joy Bauer (VIDEO)

When you're a vegetarian, it can be a challenge to make sure you're getting enough calcium and protein from your diet, especially if you're excluding dairy. Health and nutrition expert Joy Bauer offered her favorite vegetarian options that are rich in calcium and protein.

Joy says that broccoli, kale, and leafy green vegetables are calcium-rich. Tofu, white beans, and almonds are also great calcium and protein sources. Avoid the non-dairy alternatives like unsweetened almond milk -- they're not as good of a calcium source, since they're only calcium-fortified.

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For more of Joy's healthy eating tips, view the slideshow, below:

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