everything you need to know about plant-based protein

Vegan? Vegetarian? This cheat sheet contains everything you need to know about the benefits and best sources of plant-based protein.

pro power avocado oats chickpeas kale resized

what are the benefits of plant-based protein?

Protein should be high priority for everyone, but eating enough protein is especially important for those following a plant-based diet. Make sure you are eating enough protein each day for long-term health.

1) contains amino acids

Protein plays many roles in the human body and without protein our bodies wouldn’t be able to survive and function. This is why it’s so important to get enough protein each and every day. Try eating a source of protein at every meal to round out your overall intake of amino acids throughout the day.

It’s extremely important to get adequate amounts of protein because they are the building block of cells, muscles, tissues, and so much more!

2) saves money

Sometimes plant-based sources of protein are cheaper to buy, especially when you purchase them in bulk! Traditional sources of protein like animal meat and fish are typically the most expensive items on the grocery list so choosing to eat more plant-based protein is definitely smart for the wallet.

Intentionally going plant-based for one day of the week can definitely help save some money in the long run!

3) it’s fun to cook!

Did you grow up eating dinners with traditional dishes made out of animal products? We love cooking meatless dishes! It can be a challenge at first to learn how to cook plant-based protein like tofu or tempeh but we think it’s fun to unleash our inner creative chef and experiment with new flavors and ingredients.

Eating a plant-based protein is a great way to eat something you might not normally have tried! Like spiced and roasted chickpeas… it’s is a delicious, plant-friendly way to enjoy vital nutrients and protein.

Read: 5 reasons you should try meatless mondays!
salad jar
vegan cheat sheet diet guide infographic plant-based protein
vanilla and berry breakfast smoothie jess

more from the graze blog