One of the biggest concerns in a vegan diet is, where do you get protein? This information is not very common when it comes to learning about veganism. There are, surprisingly, a lot of vegan options that have good sources of protein. They are actually consumed daily by vegans, but because of the lack of knowledge about these products, we think we are not consuming enough protein. So, I decided to make a list of the most common foods that are consumed by vegans that are a good source of protein.
Vegan Protein Sources
Tofu is a good source of protein. It is made with soy, which is a protein. It is also the easiest to use. You can add it in smoothies, desserts, stir fry, and tacos. Or, you can use it for replacing meat items. The most common use for tofu is replacing eggs.
The next good source of protein is seitan. Seitan is a very common meat substitute that can be used in a variety of ways. You can make it into burgers, fake chicken strips or nuggets, fake ribs, and fake sausage. You can also add it in to soups and stews.You can also make seitan, which is cheaper than buying it at the store.
Beans and legumes are the most common sources of protein. They can be used in stews, soups, chili, or filling for tacos. You can also make burgers out of beans and legumes. They are also the cheapest source of vegan protein for those who have a tight budget.
Nuts and seeds are also common sources of protein. They can be used for granola or energy bars. Although I’m not a big fan of this, people also add walnuts or seeds in stews, stir fry, or salads, for extra protein. There really aren’t any preferred nuts or seeds to eat for protein; they all have a decent source of protein.
Tempeh is the least common source of protein. It’s use is becoming more common as people explore more into plant based products, but how to use it and what to put it in is still a mystery. It is also one of the most expensive out of the other protein options. One of the ways my family and I use tempeh is by chopping it into dice pieces and adding it to stews. Another way we use it is by making them into vegan fish sticks, and dip them into ketchup. Although its use is not as common as the others, Tempeh is sold at almost every supermarket. So having access to it is not a struggle.
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