10 Best Vegan Protein Sources

This trendy vegan protein source has broken through to middle America in recent years and has made appearances on restaurant menus across the country.

Seitan

Tofu has established itself as the king of soy-based vegan proteins—most supermarkets carry it, it can be cooked in a variety of ways, you can flavor it to fit any dish

Tofu

With a similar texture to seitan but with added benefits of soy, you can marinate, stir-fry, or bake tempeh to get a full serving of protein. 

Tempeh

Edamame has remained popular in part to its high serving-to-protein ratio and ease of preparation—just steam and shell them and you are ready to get a solid 17 grams of protein

Edamame

They are extremely versatile and add a nice nuttiness to any meal. To supercharge their nutritional content, soak the lentils in water to sprout

Lentils

As one of the most protein-packed items on this list, you just need to eat a 3/4 cup of soaked beans to get a full 19 grams of protein—the equivalent of three eggs.

Chickpeas

Known for being a cheese substitute in plant-based recipes, nutritional yeast can be sprinkled onto any meal to add an acidic bite,

Nutritional yeast

It can be cooked in the same process as couscous and packs in 25 whole grams of protein per 1 1/2 cups of cooked spelt.With this in mind,you can easily replace any starch in a meal to super-boost

Spelt

Hemp seeds are known to be packed not just with protein, but also healthy fat and you only need two tablespoons of the seed to get as much protein as a cup of yogurt

Hemp seed

They also contain high levels of vitamin A and C, making them all the more appealing if you need some extra nutrition in your diet. You just need 1.5 cups of steamed

Green peas

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