Vegans often get a bad rap for eating like rabbits. Even though they love their veggies, a vegan diet is capable of supplying a wide variety of substantial and delicious food choices. Adequately fueling your body is obviously important and a vegan diet can feed an active lifestyle. Here are twelve “Go-To” foods a vegan can rely on to provide the energy needed on a daily basis.
12 Vegan "Go-To" Foods
1. Whole grains such as oatmeal and quinoa
2. Almond Milk*
5. Beans and Legumes – kidney, navy, pinto, garbanzo, etc. (hummus)
6. Lentils and split peas
7. All fruits, fresh and dried (avocado is a high calorie, healthy fat option)
9. Sweet Potatoes
10. Tofu (emphasis on purchasing Organic to ensure non-GMO soy)
Bonus: Dark chocolate
*If you’re looking for other dairy options, here are dairy alternatives: Rice milk, Hazelnut milk, Coconut milk, Hemp Milk, Oat Milk
What are your favorite vegan foods?
In Health and Happiness,
Kelly Harrington, MS, RDN
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist for Healthy Goods