Veganism is the new trend of the season where more and more people are giving up on all kind of animal products.
Veganism is a vegetarian diet which excludes meat, eggs, dairy products and all other animal-derived ingredients.
While human body thrives on protein, here are 10 best vegan protein sources:
1. Black beans
Black beans are powerhouse of protein and taste delicious in burritos, enchiladas, homemade patties and soups.
Marinate, sauté, grill it, mash it, bake it, or blend it, tofu adds a special flavour to tacos, sandwiches, salads, or baked goods. You may also use it to make sauces, creams, or smoothies.
All nuts, especially almonds, cashew nuts and pistachios, are just perfect snacks that take care of your daily protein intake. They are also great for making vegan cheese sauces, nut milks, nut butters, and even faux meats.
Tempeh is quite like tofu and can be fried, baked, sautéed, or grilled. It is best used in pastas, sandwiches, and tacos.
Popularly known as chickpeas, garbanzo beans are a versatile legume that can be added to salads, soups, or wraps. They can also be used to make patties or hummus.
As a lean, green protein, broccoli can be steamed and added to stir-fries, salads, or pastas. They are also great in soups.
Quinoa can be used like rice. You may keep it as a side dish, or mix it with veggies, or stuff it inside a burrito, or put on a salad.
Lentils are quick and easy to make and you may add them to tacos, burritos, soups, stews, and salads.
Potatoes are actually protein-packed vegetables that can be used in a variety of recipes. Dice and add them to burritos, tofu scrambles, tacos, and stews. You may also make a healthier version of French fries with them.
The good news is, there are a variety of mushrooms that you can try. You may either slice or use them as a whole. They are great in pastas, stir-fries, tacos, burgers and on pizzas.
(Sources: PETA, Healthline)
Sreya is based in Kolkata. She is a Senior Editor of Big Wire.