That is the number one question people ask me when I tell them I am a vegetarian (now vegan). Many people simply can't understand how I survive, let alone live 25 years later, without eating protein from an animal. "Crazy," they tell me.
Truth be told it's not crazy. And it's not difficult. As this picture shows you, incorporating a proper amount (about 46 grams for women and 56 grams for men) of protein into your daily diet is not difficult for a vegan or vegetarian. And it doesn't all have to be high in fat or calories.
These were items I just had lying around the house. There are so many other forms of non-animal derived protein too. The foods pictured include: Chocolate Vega One protein powder, Farro, whole Cashew, Avocados, Stonyfield Farm organic plan nonfat yogurt, Peanut Butter, Quinoa, Hemp Hearts, Chia Seed Super mix, three varieties of beans, and pea protein powder.
If you are a vegan or vegetarian, where do you get your main source of protein?
If you have thought about going vegan or vegetarian but have been concerned about where you will get your protein, think again. When you put your mind to it and do it long enough, it becomes second nature. First, I'd start out by buying a vegan protein powder (I love Vega One) for nearly half of of your daily protein intake, plus its packed with vitamins and minerals and tastes great. Contrary to what society tells us, we don't need meat to survive and thrive off of for protein.