Twelve Vegan "Go-To" Foods

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*

3. Coconut Everything – coconut oil, coconut butter, coconut yogurt, raw coconut chips

4. Nuts, seeds, and nut butters

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)

8. All vegetables, especially leafy greens (kale, chard, spinach, parsley, etc.)

9. Sweet Potatoes

10. Tofu (emphasis on purchasing Organic to ensure non-GMO soy)

11. Vegan bars – Graw, Skout, Green Superfood, Vega

12. Soups

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


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