Want to know about the top protein-rich foods that also happen to be vegetarian and vegan? This list of plant-based protein foods has you covered! Start eating these all-plant-protein foods today.
I've been a plant-based eater for
more than half of my life. And often, people ask me how I get my protein. Well, it's not as complicated as it may seem!
These days, lots and lots of plant proteins exist, from whole-food options like edamame and hemp seeds to plant-based hamburgers. The best part? Many plant proteins are often pretty darn cheap and provide you with other essential nutrients, too.
Keep on reading to find out which wholesome, plant-based protein foods that are worth incorporating into your breakfasts, dinners, and every meal or snack break in between. You'll even find easy, peasy recipes to help you prepare for your first Meatless Monday or first stab at vegetarianism. Or maybe just a one-off plant-based meal while you get your toes wet!
The Best Protein Sources for Vegetarians
Now that you've said goodbye to meat for a night (or a meal!), load your plate with one of these five whole or minimally processed plant-based protein foods for a hefty serving of protein, featured in my Food Network article. Aside from boasting good-for-you nutrients, these foods also score big in the storage department, as most can be tucked away in the freezer and pantry. In fact, many of these are my go-tos that I always keep on hand for an easy, nutritious, plant-based meal!
A Definitive Ranking of the 9 Most Popular
Seeing more and more plant-based yogurt on the grocery shelves? Yup, dairy-free yogurts are hotter than ever! Which ones are the best protein options? In this Well+Good article, I dish all the need-to-know info about soy, almond, coconut-based yogurts, and more! By the way, you can sub in dairy-free yogurt into pretty much any Greek yogurt parfait recipe.