Protein from Plants
A full nutritional guide to vegan protein
+ recipes, quick-grab snacks and meal plans.
By Heather Nicholds, Certified Holistic Nutritionist
“Where do you get your protein?”
Usually, one of the first questions vegans are asked is how they get protein, since many people think animal foods are the only ones that contain protein.
This book will give you a full understanding of protein, including how much you actually need and how to get more than enough from plant foods.
This is part nutrition resource, part cookbook; getting into the science in and easily understandable way, plus giving you delicious recipes to make it actionable.
You’ll find three full sections that give you a full understanding of protein, including how much you actually need and how to get more than enough from plant foods. You’ll also find a second half full of high-protein vegan recipes, along with 7 days worth of balanced meal plans to show you how to get all the protein you need from plants.
Armed with the information, recipes and meal plans in this book, you will be confident and healthy as a vegan–and have the answers to those questions.
“This book is a phenomenal resource for plant-based living. Heather’s well-researched nutrition information and delicious easy recipes will help you incorporate high quality protein in appropriate quantities for your needs as part of a balanced healthy lifestyle.”
—Tess Masters, author of The Blender Girl, The Blender Girl Smoothies, and The Perfect Blend.
“‘But where do you get your protein’? It’s the question that never goes away when eating vegan! Finally, we have a comprehensive resource on plant-based protein. In Protein from Plants, Heather delivers the straight facts about protein in the diet, addressing protein needs, protein sources, and all other questions and concerns. Combined with recipes and meal plans, this book is indeed an ‘excellent source’ for protein!”
—Dreena Burton, author of Plant-Powered Families, Let Them Eat Vegan, Viva le vegan!, Eat, Drink & Be Vegan, and The Everyday Vegan.
“‘Protein from Plants by Heather Nicholds is brilliant! Heather tackles the overly familiar subject of protein with her signature grace, accessibility, friendliness, and style. The book is laid out in a very user-friendly way, and includes key information and simple, nourishing recipes. This is the perfect book for anyone who’s ever wondered about protein, or been asked ‘Where do you get your protein?’ Love, love, love it!”
—Tess Challis, vegan chef, author, and wellness coach
About the Author & the Book
As a Certified Holistic Nutritionist, and a vegan, I have a unique perspective in showing people how to get balanced nutrition from plants.
Essentially the reason I wrote this book is: when people think about going vegan, they worry about protein. And if I can help explain why that’s nothing to worry about, and give the information that they need to be healthy, my hope is that more people will be willing to make the shift.
I hope it helps you – and even better, I hope you share what you learn.
- Top 5 Vegan Protein Myths
- Why We Need Protein
- Calculating Intake
- Protein Utilization
- Amino Acids
- Transition To Vegan
- Top 5 Tips
- Weight loss
- Pregnancy & Lactation
- Amino Acids
- Protein for Pets
- Beans & Legumes
- Soy, Tofu & Tempeh
- Nuts & Seeds
- Veggie Meats
- Protein Powders
- Protein Bars
- Animal Foods
- Sandwiches & Wraps
- Warm Bowls
- Comfort Food
- Quick-Grab Snacks
- Meal Plans
- Appendix A: Calculations
- Appendix B: Amino Acids
- Appendix C: References
Frequently Asked Questions