While it’s tempting to try to “play it by ear” and eat whatever vegan foods happen to be available, this isn’t the most sustainable vegan lifestyle choice. This could inadvertently lead to nutritional deficiencies, which are actually quite common in vegans who don’t make a conscious effort to eat a full, well-rounded diet.
What Are the Best Vegan Sources of Protein?
The Protein Vegan Foods List
Although some people believe that vegans can’t get enough protein, that’s just silly! In the “Resources” section at the bottom of this blurb, you’ll find plenty of scientific research showing that vegans can get all the protein they need from plant-based goodness. It’s all about intentional meal planning that includes a wide variety of vegan sources of protein.
Vegan Sources of Protein:
Your Handy Cheat Sheet
- Mung Beans
- Organic Corn
- High Protein Overnight Oats
- Black and Brown Beans
- Whole Grain Healthy Pancakes Mix
- Green Peas
- Macadamia Nuts
- Whole Grain Muesli Bread
- Hemp Seeds
- Organic Muesli Cereal
Vegan Protein and Beyond:
Build Your Dream Weekly Meal Plan from The Essential Vegan Foods List
Hopefully, you’re excited to try some of the recipes from the list above! But protein is just the beginning. In the archives below, you’ll find articles and recipes with more plant-based nutrients, such as:
You don’t have to gnaw on peanuts for the rest of your life. There are oodles of vegan protein foods and recipes!
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- Position of the American Diabetics Association: Vegetarian Diets
- Is Iron and Zinc nutrition a concern for vegetarian infants and young children in industrialized countries?