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Meal Ideas for the Active Vegan

Whether you are a bonafide athlete, or just a gym rat, there are special considerations you must make for your diet as a vegan. There is a perception that athletes need to eat meat to get protein, however, animal products have inflammatory properties that actually slow down athletic performance. For optimal health, it is better to adopt a plant-based diet. Believe it or not, there are plenty of vegan sources of protein, like Badass Power Cookie! Our vegan protein cookies are the perfect snack on the go, making them ideal for training for your next athletic event. If you live an active lifestyle and want to adopt a plant-based diet, you may feel daunted about ensuring that you are getting the right nutrients to fuel your workouts. Fortunately, once you get the hang of it, composing a nutritionally balanced, plant-based meal is simple. Here are some meal ideas to get you started:


Breakfast Ideas

  • Steel cut oats mixed with non-dairy milk (almond, coconut, cashew, etc.) and berries
  • Cinnamon raisin bread with a nut butter and bananas on top
  • Green smoothie with spinach, blueberries, banana, vegan protein powder
  • Chia pudding with almonds and fruit 
  • Steamed quinoa with avocado and sauteed tempeh and kale

Lunch Ideas

  • Vegan chili, topped with avocado 
  • Lentils, brown rice, and veggies
  • Salad with kale, hummus, sweet potato cubes, bell peppers, edamame, and tahini dressing
  • Almond butter, banana, and flaxseed sandwich
  • Black bean wrap with favorite veggies 

Dinner Ideas

  • Quinoa with black beans and kale, zucchini, avocado, broccoli, and butternut squash
  • Kale salad with chickpeas, pumpkin seeds, carrots, tomatoes, and lemon dressing
  • Tempeh stew
  • Tofu scramble with veggies of choice
  • Tofu stir fry 

Snack Ideas

  • Green apple with almond butter
  • Smoothie with fruits of choice
  • Berries and coconut yogurt
  • Raw veggies and hummus
  • Badass Power Cookie!

Now you are ready to eat like a lean, green athlete! When you need a snack on the go, choose Badass Power Cookie for the vegan protein cookie of champions.

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