The dreaded question due to the misconception that protein is found in only meat.
But seeing as though you seem to be particularly worried, this one’s for you.
Tip 5: Eat your veggies.
Vegans aren’t lacking in protein. At all. In fact, they often consume more than the recommended daily amount just by eating plants. Fancy that! So if you are looking into veganism or worried about a vegan you know, then please rest assured, they are okay. More than okay.
So, where do vegans get their protein from?
Chickpeas & Black Beans – 15g protein in a 1 cup serving.
Lentils – 18g protein in a 1 cup serving.
Tempeh (A bacon substitute) – 33g protein in a 1 cup serving. Whereas a slice of bacon has under 4g protein.
Soybeans – 31g protein in a 1 cup serving.
Quinoa – 4g protein in 1/2 a cup serving.
Spinach – 5g protein in a 1 cup serving.
Hummus – 8g of protein per 100g serving.
Seitan – 25g protein per 100g serving.
Nuts – 5-7g protein per 28g serving.
Not to mention that all of these protein options are often high in fibre and various vitamins and minerals, whilst being low in fat and having no cholesterol.
Protein found in animals comes from the foods they eat (grains and grass). So when consuming animal protein, you’re getting your protein essentially ’second hand’. So why not go