Protein is essential for a healthy body as it serves to shape muscles, oxygenate cells, strengthen nails and hair, and provide energy.
Protein can be found in varying proportions in several foods and is a big part of the plant-based world. There's protein in whole grains, nuts, and legumes including soy and peanuts (yes, even though they have the same nutritional profile as nuts, peanuts are legumes!). Eggs and dairy products are also important sources of protein.
There's even a whole line of "fake" animal-derived products including fauxmage (vegan cheeses) and veggie meats, which imitate ground meat or deli meat.
All these products are precious allies if you want to switch to a more plant-based diet!