Best Protein Sources for Vegans

"How do vegans/vegetarians get their protein?" This is a question that you have most likely thought yourself or heard asked before in regards to having a plant-based diet, or at least something along those lines.  

Protein is an important part of our daily consumption, so it makes sense that this is a concern people have. While there is protein in meat, there are also many other sources of protein we can eat instead of meat. You can live a very healthy lifestyle eating these plant-based, protein packed foods. 

So if you are trying to go plant-based and worried about getting enough protein, just add these foods to your diet! 

 

Tofu

Although tofu might not have the best appeal when you first see how it looks, it can be used to make some delicious foods! In addition to being a great source of protein, it also has iron and calcium. Try out tofu today! 

 

Oats

While also a good source of fiber, oats are great additions to your diet! You can make oatmeal, add them to smoothies, make some oat burgers, and so much more! 

 

Nutritional Yeast

Nutritional yeast has many different uses, and can easily be added to most foods for an extra source of protein! You can use it as a seasoning on popcorn, pasta, or other foods, use it as a thickener in soups, add it to make a cheese sauce, whatever you can think of! 

 

Chickpeas

Chickpeas, also known as garbanzo beans, are delicious, and they are the main ingredient in some delicious foods that we love! Hummus and falafel being the main foods that they are in. You can add them to salads, sandwiches, pastas, and anything else they would be good in! You can even roast them and eat them as a snack. Check out our blog recipe for hummus, and enjoy garbanzo beans! 

 

Lentils

Lentils are low in fat and high in fiber, and are a great food to eat instead of meat at a meal! They are great in soups and curry! They are easy to cook, and they are a good slow cooker meal to just make while you are doing other things!

 

Nuts and Nut Butters

 

As we discussed in a previous blog, nuts have lots of great nutrients including protein! Nut butters are great sources as well, and you can add them to smoothies, sandwiches, and a lot more! 

 


We hope you get enough protein in your diet, and this blog helps you with that! If you have other sources of plant-based proteins, let us know in the comments!


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