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!┬áTo 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