Protein. It’s at the heart of every conversation when anyone finds out you are vegan. Thanks to corporate advertising on behalf of the meat and dairy industries, people everywhere believe that the only way to get protein is from eating animals.
It is incredibly easy to meet protein requirements eating a vegan diet.
In fact, you don’t need as much protein as you might think.
First we’ll tell you the protein basics- what protein is and why your body needs it. Next we’ll tell you how to get quality protein from plants and how to calculate how much you need. We’ll answer the frequently asked questions about vegan protein and even debunk some vegan protein myths. Then, we’ll show you high-protein vegan foods, vegan meats, and even protein supplements- all served alongside solid nutrition information provided by a registered dietitian who specializes in vegan nutrition.
Because vegan protein really is everywhere.
Protein: 8 grams per 1 cup serving, cooked
Protein: 6 grams per 1 cup serving, cooked
Protein: 10 grams per 2 tablespoon serving
6. Mycoprotein (Quorn)
Protein: 13 grams per ½ cup serving
7. Rice and Beans
Protein: 7 grams per 1 cup serving
8. Ezekiel Bread
Protein: 8 grams per 2 slice serving
Protein: 21 grams per 1/3 cup serving
10. Hummus and Pita
11. Spirulina with Grains or Nuts
Protein: 4 grams per 1 tablespoon
12. Peanut Butter Sandwich
Protein: 15 grams per 2-slice sandwich with 2 tablespoons of peanut butter