Where did all the protein go?

Where will you get protein from? That was the one question I heard over and over after going vegan. To be honest, I wasn’t sure how to answer! While I knew there were numerous options available (besides animal products) I wasn’t sure how to incorporate them into my every day diet.

The Dietary Reference Intake suggests 56 grams of protein/day for the average sedentary man and 46 grams of protein/day for the average sedentary woman. Key word: sedentary- think about how much more you need when you’re active! To check your personalized protein needs, use this calculator.

Here are some suggestions for quick protein options to spice up your salad and get the necessary protein!

  • Beans/Lentils
  • Chia Seeds
  • Plant-Based Patty
  • Nutritional Yeast
  • Nut Cheese
  • Quinoa
  • Tofu

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