CategoryProtein in Diet

Is Seitan A Complete Protein? [Data]

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Summary: Whether or not seitan is a complete protein depends on the seitan recipe used Most seitan recipes will be low in lysine, because vital wheat gluten is low in lysine Adding ingredients like chickpea flour and nutritional yeast to seitan, which are both common, can potentially make it a complete protein When you think of complete protein, you think of animal protein sources like eggs...

100 Vegan Seitan Recipes (Sorted By Time and Meal Type)

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I found myself in a bit of a rut making the same seitan recipe over and over, so I thought it was time to try something new. I collected just about every seitan recipe that I could find that looked good and ended up with 100 (possibly more to come in the future). Obviously I haven’t vetted all of these personally yet, so if you find any that are amazing or terribly, feel free to share. By...

Is Tofu a Complete Protein? (i.e. Soy)

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Summary: Tofu has a relatively balanced essential amino acid profile While there’s no single definition of a complete protein, tofu is a complete protein by most standards Read the rest of this post to find out why… The most common examples of complete protein sources are animal products like meat, eggs, or milk. The majority of plants are not complete. That’s not a huge deal, it just means...

How to Get Enough Protein as a Vegan: The Complete Guide

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I went vegan in the middle of a semi-professional soccer season. I fully expected my performance to decline because: “How am I going to get enough protein as a vegan?” Spoiler: I found a way to get all the protein and nutrition that I needed and didn’t notice any negative impact. A few years later, I’ve put on roughly 25 pounds of (mostly) muscle. This guide will walk you through...

150+ High Protein Vegan Recipes With Macros (Sortable)

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I’m constantly looking for new high protein vegan recipes, so I thought I’d start collecting them. My biggest issues with “high protein” recipes in general is that they say that they’re high in protein, but in reality barely have any. I will continuously be adding recipes to the table below. You can sort by any macro-nutrient, or protein percent, which tells you what...

Brown Rice Protein Amino Acid Profile

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Brown rice protein is one of the most common vegan protein powder ingredients. Here’s a graph of brown rice’s standard amino acid profile: (Data Source) Even though it’s a bit tough to see, the essential amino acids are marked with a star (*). You can compare the amino acid profile of other protein sources against brown rice using our amino acid profile comparison tool. Here’s the data again in...

10 High Protein Low-Carb Vegan Recipes That You’ll Love

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I’ve put together a list of the 10 lowest carbohydrate vegan recipes that I know of. Each recipe on the list also shows its protein and carb content per 100 calories. Not surprisingly, they are all based on ingredients that should be on any low carb vegan food list: Tempeh Tofu (see high protein tofu recipes) Hemp seeds Mushrooms Vegan protein powder They’re great for bodybuilding, keto, or...

5 High Protein Vegan Recipes With Low Calories

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One of the main complaints I have with most “high protein” vegan recipes is that they have a lot of protein… …but also a ton of calories. Most protein sources like legumes come with slightly more carbs than protein, even if you don’t count the fiber. That being said, there are still plenty of vegan recipes with relatively low calories overall. I’ve compiled a database of over 150+...

6 High Protein Vegan Tofu Recipes

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I never tried tofu until I went vegan, and always thought it was gross. Turns out, I was missing out. Tofu is the base for so many high protein recipes, and has an amazing nutritional profile. I collected more than 150 high protein vegan recipes. I’ve listed 6 of the best ones here to make sure you can eat all your tofu before it goes bad. If you’d like to see more, follow that link above, and...

5 High Protein Vegan Soup Recipes

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Soup is a great comfort food, and really nice in the winter if you live in a chilly climate. Even if a soup isn’t typically or always vegan, like miso soup, you can make a vegan version of just about any soup. It’s very versatile, soup fits nicely as a side dish or as a high protein vegan dinner of its own. In the process of finding over 150 high protein vegan recipes, I came across several...