Both of our kids (ages 3 and 1) are sensitive to soy. What protein sources are the best alternatives?
Despite most people associating vegans with tofu as our only protein source, there are options beyond soy. Beans, nuts, seeds (and their butters), and seitan are protein-packed choices. Additionally, vegetables and grains contain protein as well.
For toddlers, protein needs are going to typically fall within the range of 15-18 grams per day. In food, that looks like this:
Rest assured that meeting one’s daily protein need is not difficult when enough calories are being consumed from a variety of nutritious foods.
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