Were you raised believing dinner is one protein, a veggie and a starch...and protein meant animal protein? If so, you may want to check out what's available in plant protein and vegan protein. You may be pleasantly surprised. Even if you're experienced in consuming at least part of your protein from plant sources, read on. You may discover something new and yummy.
Why Plant Based Proteins?
Even if you're not vegan or vegetarian, you may still benefit from adding plant protein to your diet. It's lower in saturated fat than red meat, can be lower in calories, and contains many of the plant-based nutrients our bodies need. What's more, if it's been a while since you've tasted plant based protein, you'll love the new selections.
Vegan protein can also add spice to your life! The sheer variety of plant proteins available will help you mix up your dishes. Whether you try out a delicious black bean burger or a plant-based chili, the new flavors you'll discover through today's vegan protein will add a whole new rotation of flavors to your life—healthfully and without adding calories.
Other Ways to Incorporate Plant Protein Into Your Diet
If you're looking to increase your protein intake but not your fat or calorie intake, vegan protein is for you, including vegan protein shakes. They're great before or after workouts. You can mix up vegan protein shakes like any other whey-based protein shake. They come in flavors similar to the protein powder you may be used to, like vanilla and chocolate.