National Protein Day is today and while your social media feed is likely going to include restaurants touting their protein options, we wanted to answer the age old question:
You’re vegan? But where do you get your protein?
So, we asked our favorite Vegas nutritionist/personal trainer/meal prep goddess, Roxanne Lavin, to share her picks for vegan foods high in protein. So, pass this along to the next person who asks you where you get your protein from if you’re vegan.
Here’s what Roxanne had to say:
Where vegans can get protein
All plant foods contain amino acids, which are the building blocks of protein! But some plant foods have lots more protein than people realize. These foods also contain fiber and are patched with vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients.
My top five favorite high protein plant foods
Diana Edelman is the founder of Vegans, Baby and has emerged as the face of plant-based dining in Las Vegas and the leading plant-based restaurant consultant in the city. She spent a decade in the travel blogging world before switching gears to work in elephant rescue in Thailand. Diana travels the world to meet chefs and try vegan food, as well as speak at events focusing on travel, tourism, veganism and entrepreneurship. She’s a partner with the prestigious James Beard Foundation and curates their Vegas Vegan Dinners at the James Beard House. Diana is also a partner with Life is Beautiful, curating the all-vegan Farm Stand.