Written by: Lindsay Sibson
I didn’t intentionally choose the vegetarian life… but the vegetarian life chose me.
Ya see, I was happily and hungrily walking about the street markets of Bangkok, Thailand searching for a healthy and tasty lunch.
And that’s when I saw it. ALL OF IT.
Fish that were still alive flopping off the trays into the aisles. I then took a few more steps to witness pieces of dead animals getting hastily hacked apart. NOPE. NO. NOOOOOOO.
It was a FAR cry from the neat and tidy packages of meat I was used to buying at my local grocery store.
And so it happened - I stopped eating meat right then and there! And I gotta say, I LOVE IT and feel incredible. There is such an incredible variety of food to choose from and enjoy - EVEN when you don’t eat meat! And I’m still alive and thriving so YES, vegetarians DO get enough protein. Here is how…
What Is A Complete Protein?
The term “complete protein” refers to the building blocks of protein - AMINO ACIDS!
In order for a protein to be considered “complete,” it MUST contain all nine essential amino acids in equal amounts (approximately).
Fortunately, plant based diets contain a wide variety of amino acids. Therefore, if you are vegan or vegetarian, you are HIGHLY likely to get your fill of amino acids easily - especially if you are eating these 7 foods!
7 Complete Proteins Vegetarians And Vegans Need To Know
3. Rice & Beans
4. Ezekial Bread
5. Spirulina **
What is your FAVORITE vegan or vegetarian protein? How do you prepare it?
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About The Author
Lindsay Sibson turned her lifelong dream of traveling the world into a reality when she first stepped on a plan in April of 2014. With the simple intention of learning more about this beautiful world, she stepped away from corporate America to explore an alternative lifestyle of long term international travel, volunteering, blogging and pursuing a blissfully happy and fulfilling way of life.
Before we dive right into it, here is a short story.
Recently I took some extra hours at work and was pulling in 12-hr shift per day, 5-6 days a week. The only things I did were work and sleep and if I remembered and was not too tired, maybe ate something.