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My Top 5 Sources of Protein for Vegetarians!

A healthy diet is so important to living a healthy life. One way that many people (including myself) have developed healthier eating habits is by becoming a vegetarian. Now, I know being a vegetarian doesn’t = healthy diet. Many vegetarians eat junk food like many others would, because technically “it doesn’t contain meat” (that can be up for debate at times).  Another aspect of vegetarianism that is brought to light is the issue of protein sources. To some experienced vegetarians or vegans this may be a no brainer, but to others that are new, it can be a little challenging finding those key protein sources (currently I am eating eggs, until I can fully replace them with other sources).

My top 5 favorite vegan sources for protein are:

1. Nuts (these bad boys also contain healthy fats, antioxidants, and many nuts-96232_640other crucial vitamins)

2.  Beans (Many beans contain additional fiber and iron)

3. Almond or Soy Milk (dairy free milk can be an easy way to sneak protein into your diet via coffee, smoothies, cereal, whatever!)

4. Chickpeas (This ingredient is so versatile and tasty)broccoli-5736_640

5. Veggies! (Contrary to popular belief some veggies like mushrooms, lettuce, broccoli, and corn do contain some protein…and every gram counts!)

What are your favorite sources of protein? And how do you prepare them?

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Peace, Love, and Coconuts.

– Nalani

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