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7 Easy Ways To Get Protein On A Plant-Based Diet

By Marissa Higgins

Getting enough protein isn't always easy. Whether you consume meat or not, it can be tricky to make sure you're not only getting protein, but that you're getting enough of it, and that it's coming from an-all around healthy source. When we add discussions of sustainable food into the mix, things can feel a little overwhelming. But worry not! Getting sustainable, good-for-you protein is actually really easy, especially if you're open to trying it from plant-based sources.

Now, some people eat plant-based protein sources all of the time, often because they're vegetarian, vegan, or have certain allergies. But even if you enjoy meat or dairy, you can absolutely still take advantage of these high-protein plant-based foods. Adding plant-based protein sources into your diet diversifies your meals, encourages you to try new recipes, and helps ensure you're getting the range of vitamins and minerals you need to keep your body healthy.

Feeling lost on where to start? No worries, the following seven plant-based sources are easily accessible sources of protein that are friendly to new-to-them cooks. Plus, you're bound to find them at your local grocery store or farmer's market!