Calling all athletes, bodybuilders, and gym rats alike – if you’re getting bored with your diet of meat, meat, and more meat, but are constantly worried about losing muscle mass without it, we’ve compiled a list of protein-packed alternatives that’ll keep you meat-free, dairy-free, and nutrient-full. The best part? No meat doesn’t mean no muscles. You’ll be forgetting in no time that you ever thought meat was the only way to get your daily fix.
I’m sure you’re probably thinking, “How am I supposed to gain muscle on a diet full of vegetables?” And you’re right, you probably wouldn’t – they hold hardly any caloric content. That’s why vegans include beans, lentils, grains, nuts, seeds, and meat alternatives in their diets to go along with all the vegetables. This way, vegans are just as capable of gaining muscle as someone who’s chowing down on chicken, steak, and pork all day – plus you’ll be chock-full of fiber and all sorts of vitamins and nutrients.